Archive for September, 2007

Dilworthtown Adds The Blue Pear Bistro

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Located next door to the famed Dilworthtown Inn, the Blue Pear is a modern American bistro that features “playfully delicious comfort foods. Comprised of small and medium plates, the menu mirrors the changing seasons with fresh, locally grown and raised ingredients.”

No reservations. 1390 Old Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 610-399-9812


Wild Onion, We Hardly Knew Ye

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Actually, that’s not true at all. We knew you all to well — that’s why we stopped going. But alas, you are gone.

Flip & Bailey’s Bar & Grill is coming soon to the former Horace P. Jerky’s space in Garrett Hill, and to be honest, we aren’t yet sure whether this is an attempt to bring the space back to legitimacy, or simply an excuse to charge ‘Nova students a little more for Miller Lite. 24 draft beers and a non-smoking dining area sounds like a step in the right direction, but we’re not sure what to make of the “Membership Lounge”.


Kooma to Expand

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

I tend to write these particular updates with a bit of trepidation, because change can be a scary thing, especially when it comes to one of your favorite restaurants. When I heard the news that Teresa’s was moving next door and adding a bar, for example, I panicked. How could they do this to my favorite little BYOB? When I heard that Mayuree Cafe was moving out (er, being forced out) of Wayne, I was worried for their future. When I heard Kooma was adding a liquor license (seems so long ago now), I was concerned for my own wallet.

Sometimes these work out for the better, other times they are disasters and the restaurant won’t make it much longer. With Kooma’s latest move — expanding into the next space and adding a “lounge”, the jury remains out. Will they take total hold on the WC dining and drinking scene, or will the overextend themselves and fizzle out?

So long as they keep brining in that phenomenal raw seafood, it should remain the former.

Kreutz Creek Vineyard Tasting Room

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Some neat news for WC folks — the folks at Kreutz Creek are opening a tasting room in the heart of downtown West Chester. According to the folks over at WC Dish, it is opening this weekend!

Great news for winos like us…

Details here

West Chester Restaurant Festival

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Is this Saturday — closing down Gay St… lots of food, drink and fun. Get out there!

BTW, We can’t make it this year, so let us know by posting below if anything new or exciting develops at this year’s event.

Review: Pietro’s Prime, West Chester

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
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It’s a Grind to be in Paoli

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

A franchise of It’s a Grind coffee house is set to open on Lancaster Ave. in Paoli, in between Wawa and TJs Everyday. No word on when to expect the opening.

Paoli now features It’s a Grind, Tradewinds, and of course, Starbucks, not to mention Saxby’s down the road in Malvern. It’s a good place to love coffee!

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Speaking of Beer, Dock Street is Back

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Dock Street Brewery is now open in West Philadelphia, a short ride down Haverford Ave. for those of you on the Eastern Main Line. Aside from the beer, rumors abound about how great the wood-fired pizzas are.

701 S. 50th St.