Fall restaurant preview: Where we will be eating

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 08:52:09 PM. At least 40 restaurant/bars will open in the next several months in the Philadelphia area.
A typical fall season for restaurant openings is shaping up in the Philadelphia area. Among the newcomers: a wood-fired grill, a slick Spaniard, an American bistro, a mega-brewpub, a stylish bruncherie, a couple of barbecue joints, two fried-chicken joints, an Indian fast-casual bistro, a Middle Eastern market/restaurant/garden, a Peruvian scenester, high-end sushi, two Greek fast-casuals, a chef-driven bar, a Mexican bar, several neighborhood bars, and a Ping-Pong lounge. And oh, yes — a bar/restaurant themed to the postapocalypse, which will explain the plane “crashing” through its roof and the “nurses” dispensing drinks in IV bags. It’s showtime, all right. At least 40 restaurant/bars will open in the next several months in the Philadelphia area. In most cases, precise opening dates are elusive, as restaurants depend on a million or so moving parts and government approvals. All time frames stated here represent the best estimates of the owners, contacted this week. Watch this blog for more. But first, three updates: Anastasi Seafood’s plan to open a restaurant at 943 S. Ninth St. in the Italian Market fell through, says Janet Anastasi Stechman. Anastasi’s still plans to convert an old butcher shop at 1039 S. Ninth St. into a shellfish specialty shop. Anastasi, meanwhile, has not been given a date to vacate its longtime home at Ninth Street and Washington Avenue, destined to become a condo building. For now, it’s status quo. Also not happening: Kyung Ho, the planned...Read more
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