A few new restaurants had a presence at the annual WC restaurant festival:
Coming soon from the people who brought us Kildare’s: Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House (site) at 117 E. Gay St. in West Chester. Based on both the Kildare’s connection and what I have read about this place, it sounds to me like a kitchy, Awful Arthur’s-style place where the bar scene is just as if not more important than the food. They’ll apparently have live music as well — local band Blue Sinatra is already slated to play 11/10 and 12/22.
Glassboro casual sports bar & grill Landmark Americana (site) is opening a second location at the corner of Gay & Darlington Sts. The concept is pretty straightforward.
While admitting that I don’t have all the details, I have to say that from a food standpoint, the Oyster House & Landmark don’t seem like that much of a boon for WC. There are already plenty of good bars or bar/grill type places in town — one or two more good restaurants (BYO!), however, could take the area to the next culinary level. It’s a shame that neither of these looks to be much more than another casual watering hole.
One other quick WC note — Canadian chain The Pita Pit has opened at 139 W. Gay St. Falafel anyone?