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Seven New Restaurants and Bars Announced in September

A continually-updated list of places opening soon around the city.


September 12

FISHTOWN — Bowling alley and entertainment venue Revolutionswill open as part of the Fillmore complex on Frankford Avenue. The bi-level space will feature two food venues: Burger & Beer Joint and Flair Street. Burger & Beer joint is a rock-and-roll themed sports bar, and Flair Street is a Cocktail-style flair bar. [Philly Mag]

NEW JERSEY — After parting ways with his Old City concept 26 North, seafood whisperer Mike Stollenwerk and his girlfriend Felice Leibowitz hope to find success in Haddonfield, NJ at their new BYOB, Two Fish. It opens sometime this month. []

OLD CITY — Ex-Lacroix sous chef Benjamin Moore is opening Wister, a seafood-focused BYOB in the old 26 North space in Old City. Expect a tight menu, entrees in the $30s, and live jazz once a week. []

CENTER CITY — Reading Terminal Market is getting a new corn dog specialist in Fox & Son Fancy Corn Dogs, expected to open up shop in 6 months or so. []

WASHINGTON SQUARE WESTWrap Shack's second location is already en route to 11th and Chestnut Streets, in the iconic Baum Dancewear space. The restaurant and bar is set to open early 2017. []

CENTER CITY — The owners of Washington Square West's Chix & Wings are venturing across Broad Street to open Chix & Bowls, a healthy, fast-casual restaurant just north of 20th and Chestnut Streets featuring rice bowls, salads, and (less healthy) Korean fried chicken. Opening is slated for mid-September. []

RITTENHOUSEShoo-fry, a Philly-based poutine shop, is nearly ready to open at 132 South 17th Street. On the menu: fries in all their many ways, toppings, sliders, and milkshakes. [EPHL]


August 30

KENSINGTON — Bar experts William Reed and Paul Kimport, the folks who brought you Johnny Brenda's and Standard Tap, bought the Kensington watering hole Shenanigan's Saloon to launch a local spirits-focused bar situated among the many local distilleries in the neighborhood. [EPHL]

RITTENHOUSE — Jose Garces is set to expand his only fast-casual operation, Buena Onda, a Baja-style fish taqueria, in the old Charlie's Jeans space near 18th and Chestnut Streets. There's no projected opening timeline just yet. [EPHL]

CENTER CITY — Brother Jimmy's BBQ, a chain barbecue restaurant based out of NYC, will open up shop in the former Melting Pot space near the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Its specialty? Carolina-style 'cue. [EPHL]

KING OF PRUSSIA — The King of Prussia Town Center, with all of its many restaurant tenants, will bring on Mission BBQ, a chain barbecue restaurant familiar with the PA scene (it's got four other locations throughout the state). [EPHL]

MAIN LINE — Restaurant couple Tara Buzan and Alex Hardy have already begun the build-out for their Wayne, PA modern American BYOB, At the Table. When it opens (late October, early November) guests will choose between a fully-customizable prixe fixe tasting or a regular a la carte menu. Expect modernist, tweezer-conducted food stylings. [EPHL]

KING OF PRUSSIA — The King of Prussia mall landed its first James Beard nominated chef in Scott Anderson, who is set to open a second rendition of his Princeton modern American, locavore restaurant, Mistral at the mall's front entrance. "Early 2017" is the expected opening. [EPHL]

SOUTH STREET — Quebec-based poutinerie, Smoke's Poutineriesets its eyes on Philly, opening a shop in what was once a Subway sandwich shop on the northeast corner of South and Leithgow Streets. Poutine, in all of its many ways, shapes, and forms, will make its South Street debut "sometime this fall". [EPHL]

NEW JERSEY — Vernick's sous chef Dominic Piperno is going out on his own, opening a wood-fired grill restaurant in Collingswood, NJ. There's no name or design just yet, but Piperno and his wife Lindsay hope to open by spring 2017. []

UNIVERSITY CITY — Philly's famed donut shop, Beiler's Donuts, has left the comfort of its nest in Reading Terminal Market to expand its presence in the Philly-area. With a brand new location already opened in Lancaster, PA, the Beiler's owners are looking towards University City for their second Philly location expected to open by early 2017. [EPHL]


July 28

RITTENHOUSE — Scarpetta, the posh Italian restaurant with locations in VegasMiami, and New York, is taking over the old Smith & Wollensky address overlooking Rittenhouse Square. Owners of the Scarpetta brand, LDV Hospitality, are aiming for a September opening.  [EPHL] []

EAST PASSYUNK — PA-local vineyard Buckingham Valley opened a retail shop, Vin Cafe, serving wines by the bottle/case. Come September, it'll become more of a cafe with a menu of snacks and by-the-glass pours. [EPHL]

CENTER CITY — The fast-casual pizza chain &Pizza is opening its first outside-of-the-DC-area outpost on 15th and Walnut Streets (under The Cheesecake Factory) [EPHL]

MONTCO — P.J. Whelihan's, the popular suburban sports pub and wing spot is opening its 14th location in Oaks, PA. [EPHL]


July 13

RITTENHOUSE — Stephen Starr continues his Rittenhouse conquest, taking over the struggling Serafina on 18th and Sansom Streets. [EPHL]

CENTER CITY — Two life-long friends are opening a fast-casual, health-conscious restaurant smack in the middle of Center City, serving salads and composed bowls loaded with veggies and proteins of your choice. [EPHL]

SOUTH STREET — Kati roll experts Spice End opening a second location in the former Dickey's BBQ location at 7th and South Streets. []

POINT BREEZE La Mula Terca will be a Latin American street food BYOB led by Israel Nocelo and Arturo Lorenzo . [BillyPenn]

WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST — Italian BYOB Aroma is filling the void left by The Farm and Fisherman on the quaint Washington Square West corner []

NORTHERN LIBERTIES — CIA grads Todd and Laura Lyons are launching a fried chicken, pie, and comfort food restaurant called Love & Honey close to The Fillmore. [Foobooz]

UNIVERSITY CITY — Grilled cheese expert Milkhouse is opening a second Philly location in 30th Street Station, replacing Ben & Jerry's. [Foobooz]

EAST PASSYUNK — Heart of Lebanon will be the East Passyunk's first Lebanese restaurant by chef Youssef Masri. [EPHL]

ITALIAN MARKET — No frills Italian Market music joint to get a fry-bar. [EPHL]

EAST PASSYUNK — Manatawny Still Works chooses East Passyunk Avenue for its new tasting room and bar. [EPHL]

WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST — Northeast Philly's finds a new home (with a bar!) on 11th Street between Walnut and Locust. [EPHL]

WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST — After opening a bigger and better Kanella, Cypriot chef Konstantinos Pitsillides returns to his Spruce Street digs with a street food concept. [EPHL]

CENTER CITY — The Oyster House crew moves upstairs to open Mission, a Mexico City-inspired beer garden. [EPHL]

RITTENHOUSE — The old Astral Plane space at 1708 Lombard Street will be rebooted as Keen, a neighborhood restaurant by two Walnut Hill grads and industry-vet Randy Hoppmann. [EPHL]

EAST PASSYUNK — Filipino food finds its way onto the East Passyunk dining strip with Lou Boquila's Perla, a BYOB adjacent to Fond at the Singing Fountain. [EPHL]

QUEEN VILLAGE — Chris D'Ambro and Marina De Oliveira, new owners of Queen Village icon Southwark are opening an eency, high-end Italian BYOB right next door. [EPHL]

EAST PASSYUNK — Local roasters Rival Bros. to make their South Philly debut in the old Chiarella's space overlooking the Singing Fountain. [EPHL]

NORTHERN LIBERTIES — The Wahlburg brothers make their Philly debut this monthwith Wahlburgers in the The Schmidt's Commons. [EPHL]

SOUTH STREET — Banh Mi and Bottles, a Vietnamese restaurant and bottle shop by Tuan Phung, will open on South Street. [EPHL]