Archive for November, 2010

Supermarket Finds: Kimberton Coffee

Monday, November 29th, 2010


As much as I love Burlap & Bean in Newtown Square for freshly roasted coffee beans, sometimes my travels just don’t take me that way. Shopping at Wegman’s in Malvern, however, has recently turned me on to a supermarket roast that can compete with the local artisans. How is that possible, you ask? Because it IS a local artisan – Kimberton Coffee, brewed right up the road in Northern Chester County.


Twenty9 Opens in Malvern

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Twenty9, a new bar & grill in the former Boathouse location in Malvern (which closed during the summer of 2010), opened earlier this month. It appears, from a few online reports, that the interior was given a much-needed renovation. Based on their Facebook feed, it appears Twenty9 will keep the drink specials-first, food-second attitude of the restaurant it replaced (and will surely pack the local business park set for happy hour, especially once the weather turns warm again).

BTW, we noticed that Twenty9 has a Facebook page but no website. Is this the new trend for restaurants? Why pay someone thousands for a site when you can just set up a FB page for free? Or is the website still in development? Hmmm.

Great American Pub, Paoli

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Update: GAP Paoli opened on 3/3/11.

A few weeks ago, a friend approached me with a tip: The Great American Pub was opening another location in the former Casey’s space in Paoli (near San Nicola and the Bank formerly known as Basil) just off Rt. 30 on King Rd.

Naaaaaah, we both thought. That can’t be true. The GAP folks are always sure to find a location that’s ON the main drag, with a lot of foot traffic. Such a seemingly inconspicuous location wouldn’t make sense for them. Well, it appears we were wrong, as said rumor was recently confirmed by Main Line Media News, who states that extensive renovations are underway and a January opening is targeted. (Ha – extensive and January? They must mean 2012.) Perhaps these renovations include a really BIG sign.

I can’t say that we’re all that excited about another generic Great American Pub coming to the area, but perhaps this is a sign that Paoli is ready to embrace its place as “the next Wayne”.

Review: Ashys Burger & Fries, Paoli

Monday, November 15th, 2010
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Hummus for Ardmore

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Hummus restaurant in University City opened second outpost in Ardmore (in the Ardmore Plaza Shopping Center – near DSW) on November 26, 2010 (Black Friday!)

You can check out the details on Hummus’ city location (and hopefully the new one too) here.