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Bing Bing Dim Sum adds Happy Hour menu, delivery service

Bing Bing  Dim Sum opened earlier this year with much buzz surrounding the spot. Thanks to the fun atmosphere and their modern take on traditional Asian cuisine, the spot recently earned a two-bell review from Craig LaBan.

bing-bing-8To add to the appeal of the spot, they have just introduced a new happy hour menu and delivery service through Caviar.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Bing Bing Dim Sum is coming to the wedge at 12th and Morris in the not-to-distant future

The guys from the ever-popular Cheu Noodle Bar have announced that the East Passyunk’s other hotly-anticipated restaurant (See: Palladino’s), Bing Bing Dim Sum, will open in January.

Michael Klein of The Insider got the scoop from owners Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh, who said the project is in the ”very late phases of construction.” Klein also states the menu will have a “funky inauthenticity” in the same vein as Cheu Noodle Bar in Washington Square West. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Cheu guys’ Passyunk spot will have ‘other group of Asian food,’ under $20 price point, more

Paper has gone up on the windows of the Asian restaurant that we told you last month will be replacing the former El Zarape at 12th and Passyunk, and more details have emerged on the concept.

The red awnings are gone, and so is that towering sign above the corner.

The red awnings are gone, and so is that towering sign above the corner.

Shawn Darragh and Ben Puchowitz, the owners of Center City’s Cheu Noodle Bar, told Philly.com that their second restaurant, planned for 1648 E. Passyunk Ave., will have an open kitchen with a prep area, windows in the dining room that swing open onto the sidewalk and “a price point sitting at just under $20.”

The prep area will go where El Zarape’s short-lived grocery store was located, next to Mr. Martino’s, which should open up more space for the dining room.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Huge! Owners of Cheu Noodle Bar plan second restaurant in El Zarape space

The owners of the buzzy Cheu Noodle Bar in Center City signed a lease today to open a restaurant at 1648 E. Passyunk Ave., where El Zarape will be serving its final tacos next week.

From Mexican BYOB to Asian bar - just what the neighborhood was missing, right?

From Mexican BYOB to Asian bar – just what the neighborhood was missing, right?

Co-owner Shawn Darragh told us that he and chef/partner Ben Puchowitz are planning another Asian concept, not a second location of Cheu, for the wedge-shaped corner of 12th, Morris and Passyunk. They will be seeking a liquor license.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

El Zarape’s last day in current location is next week

The final day for El Zarape in its current prime location at 12th, Morris and Passyunk will be on March 14, according to a sign announcing the move.

El Zarape

The Mexican BYOB will be relocating to an old cellphone store at  1304 S. 9th St., though manager Armando Aparicio said they don’t plan to be open for another three months.

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