The Weekend Inquirer: Historical Signage; Two Bells For Saute

Saute lands two bells, and Craig LaBan decrees that “this ambitious newcomer clearly shows the promise (its few rough edges not withstanding) to become another bright addition to our ever-growing repertoire of sophisticated BYOBs.”

• In this weekend’s Drink column, LaBan directs our glasses toward Francis Ford Coppola’s 2008 Sofia rosé, both for its “refreshingly coquettish balance of sweet and tart” and suitability for all manner of girly events.

• Though the geographic gap between Bibou and Le Bec-Fin may be vast, Rich Nichols finds a strong thread between the two French restaurants — which makes sense, given that chef and owner Pierre Calmels is a former dinner chef at Le Bec-Fin.

• The original Hershey’s store front at 935 Spring Garden St is getting a historical marker tomorrow, and Carlin Romano explores how the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission doles out those stately-looking blue and gold placards. Unsurprisingly, the process involves a lot of paperwork, though Paul Steinke of Reading Terminal Market has it down pat, having successfully gotten markers for three landmarks.


The Weekend Inquirer: Historical Signage; Two Bells For Saute