Archive for the 'Openings' Category

GWARbar Is Going To Be A Real Thing, Not Just Horse Hockey

So this is a real thing. Decades ago, we stumbled into our first GWARgasm. We were at the Troc to see Tesco Vee and The Meatmen who didn’t disappoint, but we ended up digging the headliners, GWAR. Maybe it was the unseasonably warm winter’s night, or maybe we were just drunk on all that stage […]

PYT Owner Attempts Launch Of Exclusive “Yachtsman” Club With Kickstarter, In Fishtown. Irony Meter Explodes

Between this, this, and this, It might be time to make the move to Mount Airy or whatever. Tommy Up and Sarah Brown from PYT and Emanuelle are opening a Tiki Bar called The Yachtsman. Well they were, but then they ran out of clams, because, as Judge Smails always says, “It’s easy to grin, when your […]

Luke Palladino To Open Eponymous Joint In The Columbo’s Building On East Passyunk

Just about a year ago, the bafflingly titled, Food & Wine Magazine named our own East Passyunk Ave one of the 10 best foodie streets in America. Now with almost 40 bars, restaurants and cafes, including such super duper joints as Top Chef winner, Nick Elmi’s place Laurel, and citywide favorites like Fuel. Well they’re […]


Boot And Saddle, It’s What’s For Dinner

So, the Boot and Saddle has food too. Being what might mildly be termed a Donner Enthusiast, boot and saddle to us signifies the last thing those Truckee emigres ate before they started chowing down on each other. Or perhaps as a folksinger Boot and Saddle always meant that place on Broad Street with the […]

High Street Just Opened And You Should Go There…Just Not For A Week Or So

High Street on Market, the place that used to be Fork Etc., is now open for breakfast and lunch and in a few weeks dinner service will commence. Yesterday was their soft open and today was the first day of the rest of their lives. We stopped by and tried some dishes and though most were […]


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