Sunday, January 13, 2013

News Feed: A Round-Up of the Week's Top Food Stories

Welcome back from break Penn foodies! Here's what has been going on in the Philly food scene since the fall semester ended.

• That was fast: Saigon Cuisine, the new Vietnamese BYOB restaurant that replaced Nan at 40th and Chestnut streets in December, has temporarily closed due to improper documentation

• Cray: Café Cláve, the Cuban coffee shop on 43rd street, has permanently closed due to criminal charges against the owner including assault, possession of a weapon, ethnic intimidation and terroristic threats

• Menu updates: Campus favorite Pod has refreshed its menu with additions like a "Vegan Stephan" roll, Sizzling Pork Tenderloin, and a late night happy hour  

Philadelphia Magazine has published its annual list of the 50 best Philadelphia restaurants

The Insider blog reviews hits and misses in the 2012 restaurant scene and looks forward with a 2013 restaurant forecast 

• Going mobile: Philly hot dog shop Hot Diggity! plans to launch a food cart this spring

• Taking roots: Hub Bub, the coffee truck located at 38th and Spruce streets and owned by '05 Penn grad Drew Crockett, is opening a brick-and-mortar location at 17th and Arch streets this month

• Spotlight: the New York Times travel section featured Philadelphia in its "36 Hours in..." series

Cupcake news round-up: Crumbs Bake Shop, Philly Cupcake, Sweet Box Cupcakes, and food truck Buttercream have recent and new additions in the works

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