Category Archives: Philly.com

Reading Terminal merchant pays back wages owed to workers

Source: Philly.com Dining

The owners of two Reading Terminal businesses – Iovine Brothers Produce and the bar, Molly Malloy, have agreed to pay $660,117 in back wages and damages to 140 present and past workers, the U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday. Instead of paying their workers overtime, the owners paid them cash at straight time rates.

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Mica gets fresh start under talented new owner-chef in Chestnut Hill

Source: Philly.com Dining

The best restaurant in Chestnut Hill has gotten even better thanks to an ownership change that through seemingly small modifications – going BYOB, improving food value, adding the spontaneity of weekly themed tasting menus – has transformed Mica from a special occasion destination into a more neighborhood-oriented gem. Most importantly, it’s a showcase for one of the city’s brightest new culinary talents in owner-chef Yianni Arhontoulis.

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Craig LaBan: Modern but timid Indian cuisine at upscale Veda

Source: Philly.com Dining

From the moment the glass doors glide open, it’s clear Veda promises to be a different kind of Indian restaurant. The long and spacious room near Rittenhouse Square is colorful and dramatic. The walls are painted boldly with tandoori-red panels of graffiti street art traced with gentle phrases written in what looks like golden Hindi script: “Always speak sweet words.”

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It’s a stylish new day at the revamped Friday Saturday Sunday

Source: Philly.com Dining

If only they’d called it “Monday Tuesday Wednesday” or something, anything, besides “Friday Saturday Sunday,” Chad and Hanna Williams might not still be hearing the steady cries for chicken Dijon and cream of mushroom soup. After 42 years steeped in the nostalgia of Philly’s restaurant renaissance, those retro comforts came to symbolize dinner at 21st and Rittenhouse Streets.

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Craig LaBan: At La Cabra in Berwyn, a brewpub with a Latino flavor

Source: Philly.com Dining

The Beer Train west from Philadelphia has long been an open secret among drinkers. The thirsty journey starts with a frosty pint at Bridgewater’s Pub in 30th Street Station and then rolls west on the Paoli-Thorndale Line out to Tired Hands in Ardmore, followed by Wayne’s brew stars (Teresa’s Next Door, the Beeryard), and several other stops along the way (Exton’s World of Beer has 550 choices), finally chugging out to Downingtown for the Station Taproom and original Victory brewpub.

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