Zagat, which we normally consider a reliable source, reeeaaaaalllly missed the mark on this one. Here are their top three choices for outside eating on Passyunk Avenue: 1) Adobe Cafe, 2) Pat’s 3) Geno’s.
Are you kidding?
Adobe, that paragon of outdoor dining. Pic from TripAdvisor
On Sunday, Chef Joe Cicala will serve Le Virtu soup, “the restaurant’s namesake and a quintessential Abruzzese spring dish made with more than 40 ingredients, grilled Arrosticini (lamb skewers) and grilled sausage and vegetables,” according to a news release. Tickets for the party, which runs from 1 to 3 p.m., cost $45 and include wines from the recently added tap wine system.
The corner storefront that has played host to a series of coffee shops at 10th and Carpenter just got another one called Down Dog Healing Cafe.
We first told you about paper going over the windows here in February and mentioned that the space has seen Mazag, Filter and inFusion come and go over the years. It had been empty for more than a year until Down Dog opened there yesterday. Although it is another shop serving coffee, the good news is that Down Dog Healing will distinguish itself from its predecessors.
UPDATE: Just passed by and the sign on the new location is going up!
The long saga of Artisan Boulanger’s move has inched another step forward. The bakery has closed at 12th and Morris in anticipation of its relocation to 1218 Mifflin St., which was deemed so inevitable last summer that Philly mag listed the new address as current in the September issue.
Out with the old…
The move lines up with the request of new building owner Chris Scaduzio (and partners), who told us in February that they had given the bakery 90 days to vacate. They plan to tear the building down and start fresh with a new building for his upcoming restaurant, which will have about 50 seats and a bar.