Archive for April, 2006

Dylan’s to Chesterbrook

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Wild Tuna. Tupelo on the Boulevard. Ferretti. Marcello. Yep, all restaurants that have come and gone at 500 Chesterbrook Blvd., a spot that competes only with Dynasty Buffett/Johnny Cabos in Devon and the place next to the Bryn Mawr movie theater for worst luck in the region. Next up is Dylan’s, an upscale sports bar, with plasmas throughout and moderately priced American from $13 to $19. Dylan, btw, is the owner Jeff Webber’s dog, who barked up a storm every time the ownership group was throwing around names for the new place. Good luck, little buddy — I think you may need it.

The Crescent City… Paoli?

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

As we reported, a sign stating that Paoli’s La Voce was closed for renovations appeared a few weeks back. Apparently, the restaurant has closed its doors for good and will give way to a New Orleans-themed restaurant from the people who bring us Gateway’s Appetite’s Delight and Exton’s Appetite’s on Main. No word yet on a name or opening date.

Review: Mediterranean Grill, Bryn Mawr

Thursday, April 20th, 2006
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Blush Replaces Bianca

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Blush Restaurant & Bar opens 4/21 in the space that was Bryn Mawr’s Bianca (and before that, Toscana). Nick Farina, most recently of Chestnut Hill’s Solaris Grille, is chef/owner. The theme is new American (decor is similar to Bianca), with “approachable” entrees between $18 and $35. Lunch Mon-Sat (starting Monday), dinner every day, brunch Sundays. 24 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-7700.

Media Roots Ramble 4/22

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

The Fourth Annual MediAmericana Roots Ramble is set for Saturday April 22, 2006. (more…)

Chaddsford Spring Wine Tasting

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Chaddsford Winery has a few events to introduce its 2005 vintage:

Go for a picnic in the afternoon or a more formal tasting at night.

Bianca Closed

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

I’ve been hearing rumors for a while, but finally got some confirmation that Bryn Mawr’s Bianca has closed. After some initial growing pains, Bianca showed some potential, but in the end failed to provide a dining experience worthy of the cost, especially with so many excellent BYOBs in the area.

Original chef Dominic Filoni, who moved on before the restaurant shut its doors for good, is now an assistant executive chef at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse downtown.

McKenzie Brew House Opens in Malvern

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

mckenzie brew houseThe second outpost of McKenzie Brew House opened in Malvern (really Frazer) on Wednesday, April 5th. They are currently featuring the following beers:

  • McKenzie Light Lager – 10 IBU – 3.5% ABV
  • Shane’s Gold – 28 IBU – 4.6% ABV
  • Unicorn Amber Ale – 10 IBU – 4.6% ABV
  • Wicked Will’s Pale Ale – 30 IBU – 5.5% ABV
  • Black Lab Stout – 20 IBU – 5.7% ABV
  • Abbey 6
  • Belgian Ale
  • French Country Ale

I don’t know for sure, but my guess is that the Malvern menu is the same (or quite similar) to the Chadds Ford menu.

240 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355

Some info via The Brew Lounge.

Pat & Joe’s Cafe, Devon

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Just saw a sign for this place, in the same building as Devon Lanes, claiming the “Best Breakfast on the Main Line”. I’ve never noticed this restaurant before, so I’m not sure if it’s new or not. Anyone have any info?

(300 W Lancaster Ave., Devon (610) 254-9402)

MilkBoy Coffee in Ardmore

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Is MilkBoy the next Point? While there is still no word from Point Entertainment about a new venue for their great coffee-shop performances, MilkBoy quietly opened in February at 2 E. Lancaster Ave. in Ardmore (610-645-5269). It’s a 100-seat place serving coffee and the typical coffee-shop sweets and sandwiches menu. A visit to their smartly designed (but frustratingly unusable) website suggests a similar performer pool to The Point — acts like Jim Boggia and Jeffrey Gaines are booked for April. Since MilkBoy is a bit smaller than The Point, national acts such as Norah Jones, Rhett Miller and Matt Nathanson may be out of the question. (But we’ll have to wait and see…)