Back in August, Beiler’s, the doughnut sweetheart of Philadelphia, announced two pieces of big news: First, it opened its first-ever non-Reading-Terminal-Market location in Lancaster, PA. Second, there’s a new shop opening in University City. A few weeks later, Philly.com dug out some more information from the Beiler family—its exact location inside Chestnut Hall on UPenn’s campus. And just a few days ago, Beiler’s teased an artist rendering of the new space on Facebook:
Fishtown’s French BYOB The Pickled Heron — an early trailblazer on the Frankford Ave. food ‘scape — has been sold. If you can remember back to September, chef-owners Todd Braley and Daniela D'Ambrosio turned the restaurant into a private event space after five successful years of putting out some of the city’s finest from-scratch bistro fare. What’s next for 2218 Frankford Avenue? No word yet, but D’Ambrosio hinted at something worthy: “I still live a block from TPH so we selfishly picked some folks that make awesome food so I could frequent the spot.”
Amidst all the brewing and distilling going on in Fishtown and Kensington comes a new cidery hopefully open this August. Joe Getz and Michael Meyers of Kurant Cider will set up shop in a former car garage at 436 East Girard Avenue, according to a report by Philly.com. In addition to their three cider varieties, their new location (which serves as a test kitchen and taproom), will take a page from the Martha playbook and serve Pennsylvania wines, beers, and spirits.