Tria Cafe Fitler Square Closing

PhillyBite10Philadelphia, 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.”

Ruby Tuesday to Close 95 Underperforming Restaurants

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) today announced fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 financial results for the periods ended May 31, 2016 and provided a fiscal year 2017 outlook. The Company also announced plans to streamline the organization, improve financial profitability, and create long-term value for shareholders through its Fresh Start initiative.Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) today announced fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 financial results for the periods ended May 31, 2016 and provided a fiscal year 2017 outlook. The Company also announced plans to streamline the organization, improve financial profitability, and create long-term value for shareholders through its Fresh Start initiative.

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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Philly: The Farm and the Fisherman at the end of May

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.

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.

Derek's Restaurant Closes in Manayunk Over Serious Tax Violations

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.

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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.

Snockey's Oyster House is Closing After 103 Years in Philly

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"

Recent Top Chef winner Kevin Sbraga had found himself in the middle of a lawsuit with a company that installed the equipment in the recently closed Juniper Commons restaurant, according to a Philly.com

 

Clark Food Service Equipment of Lancaster filed a complaint this week claiming Sbraga still owed more than $100,000 for the equipment installed at the restaurant. The company claims more then $218,000 worth of equipment was installed, according to the report.

Sbraga won season 7 of  Bravo's Top Chef season 7 and operates two other restaurants in Philadelphia s Sbraga, on Broad Street, and The Fat Ham, on Walnut Street. Juniper Commons was located at South and Broad streets and all closed less than six months after opening.

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