Archive for May, 2011

Review: Sugartown Strawberries, Malvern

Monday, May 30th, 2011
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Ella’s American Bistro coming to Devon Square

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

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Ella’s American Bistro opened in Devon Square shopping center (the one with ACME) in December 2011.

Details are just starting to emerge about this restaurant. It is owned by the Devon Hill BMW Family, who also runs two boutiques – Devon Hill Boutique (at Devon Hill BMW) and Blue Horse Boutique in Wayne.

Executive chef is Matt Schuler, who was most recently the chef/instructor for Bryn Mawr’s Viking Range Culinary Arts Center. Schuler’s menu will feature casual bistro fare ($10-30) with a commitment to farm-to-table ideals such as locally-sourced, organically-grown, seasonal ingredients. According to, the menu will feature items such as a grilled New York strip, heirloom bean chili, grilled pizza, Iron Stone Farms sirloin burger, linguine, buttermilk fried chicken, BBQ Berkshire pork chop, crispy skin red snapper, and lobster mac & cheese. Lunch and brunch will also be served.

A full bar will also be included — in keeping with the sustainable theme, it is made out of an organically milled sycamore tree.

At a recent event at Blue Horse Boutique, a few dishes that will be available at Ella’s were served, including: Southern Pecan Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches, Artichoke Bruschetta, Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies & Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

More info to come — feel free to post below if you have more details.

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Perrier’s The Art of Bread Opening Soon in Narberth

Monday, May 16th, 2011

George Perrier’s bakery & cafe The Art of Bread will open on June 8, 2011. It is located at 920 Montgomery Ave. in Narberth, across from Staples.

Cedric Barberet — Le Bec-Fin’s executive pastry chef — will handle the bulk of the baking, with selections of bread, croissants, brioches and other pastries prepared twice daily to maintain optimum freshness. (The bakery will also serve Perrier’s restaurants and commercial clients.) The cafe will serve light fare such as salads, tartines, pressed sandwiches and quiche, as well as illy coffee, pastries & cakes. Also available will be chocolates, birthday & special occasion cakes and a line of prepared foods.

The Art of Bread
920 Montgomery Ave.
Narberth, PA

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

Review: Bake 425 Pizza, Bryn Mawr

Sunday, May 15th, 2011
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Redhound Grille Replacing Big Easy in Paoli

Thursday, May 12th, 2011


Redhound Grille will open in May 2011 at 128 Paoli Pike in Paoli, in the former Big Easy Saloon space (which closed last October).

Chef/Owner Shane Magee was most recently employed at Places! Bistro; according to an interview posted on Malvern Patch, Magee plans to serve “American food with a twist… There won’t be any cheese steaks or hoagies — but there will be braised short ribs, steaks, lots of fish, risottos … good food like we’ve done at our previous location, but bringing it in at a price point that’s going to be wallet-friendly.”

A wide range of entrees ($10-$22) may include:

  • House-brined Berkshire Centre-Cut Pork Chop with grain mustard and apple jus
  • Classic Mushroom Risotto with Kennett Square mushrooms, white wine and fresh herbs
  • Portabella Ravioli with Gorgonzola cream sauce
  • Grilled Black Angus Dry-Aged Hanger Steak with sautéed mushrooms, house steak sauce and homemade fries

On the drink side, Redhound will offer a variety of local beers (potentially including some local homebrews), as well as 30+ bottles of wine under $40.

Redhound aims to apply a community-friendly philosophy, attempting to bridge the gap between a local tavern and an upscale neighborhood bistro. Is this feasible? Only time will tell.

More info to come.

Redhound Grille
128 Paoli Pike
Paoli, PA

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Philly Roundup: Bobby’s Burger Palace, Kanella, Spruce Street Espresso

Monday, May 2nd, 2011


If you’ll allow us a detour from the usual Main Line news, we’ve tried a few spots downtown recently and thought we’d try to answer the question: are they worth the (increasingly difficult) drive to the city?