Archive for December, 2011

Restaurant News Roundup

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Wow… lots of restaurant news as the year comes to an end. Here’s a quick recap:

  • Ella’s American Bistro has opened in Devon Square (Acme Shopping Center in Strafford)
  • McKenzie’s Brew Pub is now open in Berwyn (where Charlie Brown’s used to be, near Barnes & Noble)
  • Jake’s Wayback Burgers is open in Strafford (near the Farmers Market), and 5 Guys Wayne (in the old Acme shopping center) should be opening shortly
  • So Fun! Frozen Yogurt has also opened next to 5 Guys in Wayne
  • The bar at Restaurant Alba is now fully operational
  • Pattymac’s in Berwyn is now EmJ’s (under new ownership), and is also serving dinner on Thu and Fri.
  • Saxby’s in Paoli is closing this week.
  • Flavor in Wayne closed this fall.

Holiday Gift Suggestions

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011


Yeah, we know, another holiday gift guide… but hey, maybe you’ll find an idea here that you haven’t seen before!

Food Gifts
Great for a hostess gift, or just for the person who never stops thinking about their next meal:


Beer Buy: Anchor “Our Special Ale” Christmas Ale (2011)

Monday, December 5th, 2011


“This smells like Christmas!” exclaimed a friend of mine who was trying this beer for the first time. Anchor Christmas Ale, from the Anchor Brewery in San Francisco (most famous for their Steam beer), is always the first beer I look for when the Christmas ales hit the shelves. Though the formula changes from year to year (and always remains a secret), it is consistently delicious and a great representation of what Christmas beers are about.