Archive for June, 2011

East Goshen Farmers Market Starts June 30

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Starting June 30th, the East Goshen Farmers Market will take place every Thursday from 3-7pm in the Veteran’s Pavilion. The market will feature:

  • Locally grown produce
  • Antibiotic and hormone-free meats & poultry
  • Free-range eggs
  • Local cheeses
  • Baked goods and artisinal breads
  • Local honey and maple syrup
  • Coffee & lemonade
  • Hand-crafted soups
  • … and more.

In addition, each week will feature a “ready to eat” vendor (Jimmy’s BBQ on 6/30) serving food to eat in the park, alongside kids activities and local music.

Sang Kee Noodle Bowl Coming to Newtown Square

Monday, June 27th, 2011

This August, Win Restaurant Group’s recently closed Parker’s Prime will give way to Sang Kee Noodle Bowl at 4755 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square / Edgemont (formerly Roux 3). Though SKNB will be owned and operated by Win and Sutida Somboonsong, Michael Chow, who opened the first Sang Kee in 1980, will consult on menu development and training of the staff, and all dishes will be carefully prepared to Chow’s strict standards.

Though the name is slightly different (bowl, not house), the Peking Duck that made Sang Kee famous is on the menu. (HT

Sang Kee Noodle Bowl
4755 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
Tel. 610.353.5353

Monday – Thursday 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday – Saturday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 am – 9:00 pm

Kebob Factory, Garrett Hill

Friday, June 17th, 2011

The space that most recently held Brothers Spano in Garrett Hill (as well as the old Brick Bar) is now The Kebob Factory, a Persian / Indian restaurant from the owners of Khajuraho in Ardmore.

The menu features a wide variety of Kebobs (Kababs?) as well as some Indian curry dishes. There is also a full bar.

The Kebob Factory
157 Garrett Ave
Rosemont, PA 19010
(610) 519 – 0500

Review: Yellow Springs Farm, Chester Springs

Sunday, June 12th, 2011
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Aperto Opening June 4 in Narberth

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

As reported in April, Clark Gilbert and Gemelli have packed up in Narberth, looking towards a summer opening in Manayunk. In the meantime, former Sola boss John Wolferth has been preparing Aperto, which will open on June 4th in the same space. The moderately-priced menu features items such as Seared Salmon with Ginger-Carrot Miso, Fingerling Potato & Wilted Greens ($22) and Braised Veal Cheeks with Mushroom Ragu, Cauliflower Puree &  Ricotta Gnocci ($24)

In  addition, Aperto’s website promises to soon offer wine pairing suggestions based on current PLCB Chairman’s Selections and other commonly available shelf wines. (What a great idea — almost makes up for the awful flash-based design!)

232 Woodbine Ave
Narberth, PA

Bala’s Avril Closed

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

After two years on Bala Ave., Avril has closed up shop. I can’t say I’m all that surprised — thought the space showed a lot of promise when we attended the grand opening, when I popped in recently I could tell that the life had been sucked out of the place. Best of luck to owners April Lisante & Christian Gatti.

According to, a “seafood restaurant with a South Philly pedigree” will soon fill the space.