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Mike Solo to the Main Line; A New Owner for James; More

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MAIN LINE — Mike Solomonov of Zahav and Federal Donuts fame is opening a glatt kosher restaurant called Citron and Rose. Expect a menu full of European Jewish foods in a sleek and modern space right down the street from Hymie's Merion Deli. Mike Solo says the timeline for opening is summer.
WEST PHILLYLocal 44 is opening their bottle shop on Monday, March 19th at 44th and Spruce Streets. The crew behind Memphis Taproom and Resurrection is going 500 bottles deep on their long-in-coming project. Free beer from Yards Brewing will be distributed at 3 P.M. Monday afternoon.

CENTER CITY — A new chef has finally been named at the new Le Bec-Fin project. Welcome Walter Abrams to the fold, who comes to Philly by way of Spruce in San Francisco and before that, The French Laundry. New owner Nic Fanucci says that the new LBF should open sometime in May.
QUEEN VILLAGE — Mike Santoro, formerly the chef at Talula's Garden, has taken over the James space at 8th and Christian Streets. Santoro said to expect "Old World" cooking and an opening date sometime in June. We can't wait.

Le Bec-Fin

1523 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 215 567 1000