— Red Poke just opened at 2nd and South Streets, in what was most recently an OCF Coffee House, reports Philly Chit Chat. The menu includes 10 poke bowls, build-your-own options (“Poke Your Way”), miso soup, and burritos that look like a cross between sushi and a burrito. Hours are 11 a.m-9:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and until 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There’s no delivery yet, but take-out is available (and can be ordered ahead online). It’s not affiliated with Red Poke in New York City. [PhillyChitChat]
— Angeline from The Chew’s Michael Symon opened in the Borgata hotel/casino in Atlantic City over the weekend. Symon’s fellow Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, who’s the “culinary lifestyle consultant” for the Water Club at Borgata, and The Chew co-host Clinton Kelly (What Not to Wear) attended Friday night’s preview party. Angeline joins Bobby Flay Steak, Wolfgang Puck American Grille, and Izakaya, from Michael Schulson (Sampan, Double Knot, Harp & Crown), in the Borgata’s lineup.
— James Beard Award winner Peter Serpico’s new Rittenhouse restaurant, in the former Il Pittore space, will be called Kyung Ho, reports Philly.com. Stephen Starr is partnering on the Korean restaurant, as he did with Serpico on South Street. [Philly.com]
— Teddy Sourias is opening Tradesman’s, a big, bi-level restaurant focusing on craft beer, whiskey, and barbecue, at 1322 Chestnut Street, next to his Bru Craft & Wurst and U-Bahn. Tradesman’s takes over a property that dates back to 1906 and, while the building has been gutted, some of the details are being preserved, like the ceiling reliefs. Sourias is hoping for a late 2017/early 2018 opening.
— Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby of Vedge and V Street are going for a June 1 opening for Wiz Kid, their vegan cheesesteak shop next to V Street in Rittenhouse. Wiz Kid will also serve two other sandwiches, salads, and a short list of beer, wine, and cocktails. V Street stops lunch service at the end of this week and adds Monday dinner starting May 15.
Break On Through To The Other Side (sing in Jim Morrison voice). @WizKidFood Construction in full swing! @VStreetFood open during. pic.twitter.com/rmWeL4Ol2L— Vedge Restaurant (@vedgerestaurant) April 6, 2017