Philadelphia, PA - The Queen of Barbacoa, Cristina Martinez and her husband Ben Miller have recently closed up El Compadre, their son’s Italian Market torta restaurant. The couple had taken over the restaurant shortly after Isaías Berriozabal-Martinez, Cristina's son, passed away suddenly, in 2017.
Manayunk (Dec 6 2015) - Derek's, in the city's Manayunk neighborhood opened in 1992 under the name Sonoma 24 years ago and is one of Manayunk's longest-running restaurants.The restaurant was closed Wednesday by the city Revenue Department over what a notice posted on its door called "serious tax violations."
The restaurant - boasted one of the city's earliest vodka bars - is closed permanently, chef/owner Derek Davis acknowledged. At one time, Davis and his then-partners had a string of Main Street restaurants from Venice Island to the East Falls end, including Kansas City Prime, Arroyo Grille/Carmella's, and Fish on Main.
Details of the tax delinquency was not immediately apparent. A judgment does not appear online in Philadelphia court records. City records show a complaint filed by the Health Department in August seeking the restaurant's closure over violations.
Philadelphia, PA - Following a fire that destroyed a building at 239 Chestnut Street and affected several neighboring bars and restaurants. The Little Lion at 243 Chestnut Street, one of those effected announced it will be closed for 2 months after extensive damage to the restaurant.
PhillyBite.com (Nov. 30, 2015) - Snockey's Oyster House is closing after 103 in Philadelphia, a post on their Facebook page reads " One Last Tribute to 103 years of serving the Philadelphia Community. Join Ken, Skip and Family for our last weekend of business in Philadelphia. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday"
Philadelphia, PA - Since opening their first wine, cheese and beer cafe in 2004, Tria has consistently earned critical acclaim and amassed a wealth of loyal fans. They have been cited on Philadelphia magazine’s “Best of Philly” lists nearly a dozen times, and Wine Director Michael “The Curator” McCaulley has been a James Beard Award semifinalist for his outstanding wine program four times. Bon Appetit named Tria one of the “Hot 10” wine bars in the country, while Food & Wine cited them among “America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences.”
PhillyBite.com (Oct. 15 2015) - Independence Beer Garden (Sixth and Market Streets) will mark the end of its season on Oct. 31 2015 and will hopefully return next year. October days and hours are 11 a.m. till late Thursday to Sunday, and all beers are $5.
About the Garden: Located across from the Liberty Bell, the aptly named Independence Beer Garden brings 20,000 square feet of outdoor drinking and eating space to America’s most historic square mile. Helmed by chef-restaurateur Michael Schulson of Sampan fame, the seasonal beer garden has installed a new rotisserie to complement its all-American food and drink menu. Think cheese plates, ribs, salads and fried chicken washed down by a rotating can and tap beer list from breweries such as Sixpoint, Deschutes, Yards, 21st Amendment and Dogfish Head. Adding to the atmosphere: Adirondack chairs, games, string lights and ivy-covered pergolas. 100 Independence Mall West, (215) 922-7100, phlbeergarden.com
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PhillyBite.com (Oct 2, 2015) The Melting Pot in Downtown Philadelphia has closed for good, to relocating its fondue and chocolate restaurant to Maple Shade, NJ. The Melting Pot's Center City location opened in 2005 among a strip of stores (including a Chili's and Maggiano's) beneath a parking garage,Its new home will now be located at 584 Route 38 East in Maple Shade, NJ.
The chef behind farm-to-table concept The Farm and Fisherman has decided to close the doors to focus on expansion. Drexel University grad and Conshohocken-born Chef Josh Lawler will be closing The Farm and the Fisherman at the end of May reports Eater Philadelphia, five years after he opened it with wife Colleen, who is also a chef.