Archive for August, 2006


Maya Bella Closes

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Conshy’s Maya Bella has closed. Chef Ken Shapiro is now working in the kitchen at Philly’s Gayle.

Honestly, based on the feedback I’ve gotten through this site and otherwise, this doesn’t seem like a big loss for the local dining scene.

Review: Big Easy Saloon, Paoli

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
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Pond & Bistro Cassis in Philly Mag

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

We haven’t had the chance to visit Radnor’s new Pond Restaurant and/or Bistro Cassis yet, but there is a brief writeup in the September issue of Philadelphia Magazine.

The review is somewhat lukewarm, with Food getting a B-, Service a B and Atmosphere an A. Maria Gallagher says: “The French-Mediterranean menu at Pond is so similar to [chef Abde Dahrouch’s former restaurant] Taquet’s correct, conservative style that I found myself wishing Dahrouch would lighten his sauces, season with a bolder hand, and show us something different.”

For the entire review, check out the issue. Have you been to this restaurant? Comment below to let everyone know how it was.

Review: Fellini Cafe, Paoli

Saturday, August 26th, 2006
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Review: Places! Bistro, Malvern

Saturday, August 26th, 2006
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Spamps to Conshy

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Spamps Restaurant has opened next to Viggiano’s on First Ave. in Conshohocken. The restaurant’s tagline is: “Steaks – Seafood – Sushi”.

I could describe it more, but their website will probably tell it better.