Friday, July 14, 2006

Restaurant roundup: Looks like it’s time to head back to pen and pencil

- This week’s Sidedish reminds us why working in a restaurant is better than not working in one.
And then there are the employees, who, if you believe all the stories circulating, are constantly having sex in the walk-in refrigerators, in the manager's office and in between boxes of coffee cups and to-go containers in the storage closet. They're doing it after-hours, in restaurants with floor-to-ceiling windows, for the benefit of everyone walking by. [PW]
- ‘Amadita’ is not the last call for Jose Garces. Quite the opposite. He’s planning to open his third restaurant in a 6000-square foot place at The Hub at 40th and Chestnut. The deal is signed. Slated to open in January 2007. Going to be Mexican.

Moreover, the man is already looking around Rittenhouse for a location for restaurant number four.

In related news, we have it on good authority the Chef Garces will be bringing the elusive jamón Ibérico to Amada very soon. We can’t wait. Seriously. [Inky]

- There’s a new Korean place coming to the veritable gustatory alleyway that is Sansom Street between 15th and 18th. Giwa — a few doors down from Remedy Tea Bar — will be small, but we won’t hold that against them.

- Ferdinand is opening tonight in Northern Liberties. $2 house wines and $1 beers. Definitely fun. [Foobooz]

- Jessica Pressler reps G-Ho. Kind of. Pressler makes a cameo appearance in Rachel Inc.’s first newsletter back from sabbatical and discusses brunch spots, throwing some love to LaVa, Ants Pants and Balkan. And, more importantly, she's still funny. We are not alone when we say we miss Miscellany. [Rachel Inc.]

Enjoy the weekend.

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