Townsend, at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., dazzles both Laban & Philly mag

A pair of glowing reviews has given a big boost to Townsend, the newest fine-dining addition to the Passyunk restaurant boom. The Inquirer’s Craig Laban gave chef Townsend Wentz’s unapologetically French reboot of the former Sophia’s and Salt and Pepper a stellar three-bell review. And Trey Popp of Philadelphia magazine

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Philly mag gives Townsend, 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., an ‘excellent’ 3-star review

Townsend, the latest gastronomic newcomer to the red-hot Passyunk strip, found a big fan in Trey Popp, the Philadelphia magazine restaurant critic who bestowed three out of four stars on the restaurant. Popp praises chef Townsend Wentz as a jack of all trades and a master of them all for

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First Pics: Townsend opens at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave.

Townsend, the eponymous “wine-driven” restaurant from chef Townsend Wentz, has opened at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., the former location of Sophia’s, Salt & Pepper and one half of Rosalena’s. After doing a preview the previous weekend, Wentz and general manager Lauren Harris began dinner service Thursday with the full opening

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Townsend doing bar preview this weekend; full opening Thursday

You can get a little preview this weekend of the “wine-driven food” coming to Townsend, the eponymous restaurant from chef Townsend Wentz that is replacing the former Sophia’s at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave. General manager Lauren Harris tells us that the preview will be tonight, Friday, April 25 from 5 to

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Chef Townsend Wentz dishes on plans for 1623 E. Passyunk, elaborates on ‘wine-driven food’

Townsend Wentz, the pedigreed chef whose resume includes stints at French-influenced temples La Croix and the Four Seasons, says his plan for the former Sophia’s at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave. will be to focus on “wine-driven food.” And what’s that mean exactly? Simply, that he wants “to make food that’s best

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