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Published: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT


Three summer restaurant projects to be announced
This week alone will bring the announcements of three significant restaurant projects planned this summer by out-of-town operators: Scarpetta, a splashy Italian out of New York, coming to the Rittenhouse Hotel; Tasty Tuscan, billed as a four-star Italian

Chef Susanna Foo is back, opening SUGA, with son Gabe
Susanna Foo, the chef/restaurateur who raised her two boys on the Main Line and shut her namesake restaurant in Radnor last summer, not only has bought a condo in Rittenhouse Square, but she will work there, too.

Table Talk: Bar Hygge, a brewpub, ready to open
If all goes to plan, next week will bring the opening of Bar Hygge (1720 Fairmount Ave., 215-765-2274), a brewpub by Earth Bread + Brewery's Tom Baker and Peggy Zwerver in a partnership with Stew and Julie Keener of Baggataway Tavern in West Conshohocken.

Table Talk: Bubblefish offers bubble tea and sushi in Chinatown
When Xu Lin's father died two years ago, the longtime Chinatown community activist decided it was time to spend more time with his siblings.

Table Talk: New dining on Logan Circle
For 31 years until it closed almost a year ago, the Fountain at the Four Seasons Hotel was the city's power room and its destination restaurant.

Table Talk: Waiting room? It's a wine bar
"Zavino's sophisticated sister" is how Greg Dodge bills the new Tredici Enoteca (114 S. 13th St., 267-928-2092) on the southwest corner of 13th and Sansom Streets in Midtown Village.

Table Talk: Seafood chef back in the swim at 26 North BYOB
Mike Stollenwerk, one of Philly's most visible seafood chefs before stepping out of the scene nearly two years ago, is back with 26 North BYOB (26 N. Third St., 267-239-5900).

Table Talk: Seasonal eats in Point Breeze
Seasonal eats in Point Breeze Point Breeze, a slice of South Philadelphia that is seeing all sorts of new developments, is now the home of a neo-bistro.

Table Talk: Vietnamese BYOB on Girard Ave.
Vietnamese BYOB in NoLib StreetSide, a low-key, budget-priced Vietnamese BYOB at 165 W. Girard Ave. (267-737-9165), across from the liquor store in Northern Liberties, joins a small collection of nearby Viet storefront eateries, including SameSame in Northern Liberties and Stock in Fishtown.