Archive for November, 2006

Malvern Gets What’s Cooking by John Serock Catering

Monday, November 13th, 2006

John Serock Catering of Havertown is opening What’s Cooking by John Serock Catering in a Malvern storefront on Rt. 30 (just next to Margaret Kuo’s Mandarin). According to a sign, it will have prepared foods, gourmet groceries and more.

JSC website

Carmine’s to Move; Margot to Open in Narberth

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

In late December, Carmine’s Creole Cafe chef/owner John Mims plans to move from Narberth to a the space currently occupied by Citron (818 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr), where it will feature live music and a liquor license. Mims then plans to turn the Narberth space into Margot, a BYOB serving New American fare with Cuban touches.

Legal Sea Foods to KoP

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

Legal Sea Foods

Boston-based chain Legal Sea Foods, who already has locations in DC, NY and Baltimore, is finally coming to the area; a King of Prussia Court location is planned for March. (A Center City branch may also be in the works).

We’ve been pretty critical of chains in this space and continue to believe that independent restaurants serve up a much better dining experience, but we have to admit some excitement about Legal coming to town. Perhaps it is the memories of waiting for a table next to the lobster tank as a little tyke, tagging along on a fish run with mom, or maybe even their no smoking except for the late, great Red Auerbach policy, but there is just something about Legal that always made us feel safe & happy.

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Openings: Radnor & West Chester

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Both Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen (website) and Fleming’s Steakhouse (website) are now open in the Radnor Corporate Center.

Maxxum Asian Fusion Grill in East Goshen has closed and been replaced with Oriental Pearl Restaurant, now open.

Feel free to comment if you’ve eaten at any of these restaurants.