Archive for February, 2011


Kabab Cafe, Wayne

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

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Tucked quietly in the Gateway Shopping Center, Kabab Cafe is a fast-casual Persian grill, serving a variety of kababs and other middle-eastern specialties. It’s an interesting choice for a shake-up of the rote, standard fare that pervades the area.

The bright, open storefront is spotlessly clean, if simple inside. The ample seating area is perfect for lunch or a quick dinner, though certainly not for lingering over a meal. The food is well-suited for takeout, able to survive the trip home still warm and without losing too much quality.

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Avalon’s Pasta Bistro Coming to Downingtown

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

If you follow Avalon Restaurant on Facebook, you probably already know that chef/owner John Brandt-Lee will soon be opening Avalon’s Pasta Bistro, although Brandt-Lee has been mum on the location, other than the fact that he recently signed a lease. Many Facebookers have already guessed that it will be located at the former Jasper’s location in Downingtown, and Michael Klein confirmed that today.

According to some recent posts from Brandt-Lee, the bistro will be a “casual pasta bistro, serving complimentary beer & Sangria, Artisanal cheeses and a ‘best of line up’ of Avalon’s most popular homemade pastas.” It will “feature pastas like Pappardelle with poached sea scallops, black truffles in a lobster brandy cream or our 15 item antipasti platter with Preserved tuna, roasted peppers, white anchovies, chili cured olives, eggplant, zucchini, fried risotto, salumi, selection of artisanal cheeses, roasted beets, white beans etc.”

I’m not sure I get the “Pasta” modifier in “Pasta Bistro” (why can’t it just be a bistro?), but it sounds quite good nonetheless.

Review: Bar Savona, Gulph Mills

Monday, February 14th, 2011
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