6/04/2012 03:13:00 PM

Opening This Week: Miss Rachel’s Pantry, The Industry, Honeygrow

This week, three new eateries join the Philadelphia fray. First up is the new South Philly cafe and dining room from Rachel Klein, who previously offered her creative vegan fare only in catering form. Starting today, June 4, individuals won’t have to wait for her super-popular Friday lunch delivery program to enjoy satisfying, animal-free bites. The cafe at Miss Rachel’s Pantry will be open 8 AM-3 PM, Monday-Saturday, and serve walk-in customers pastries, coffee, ice cream, smoothies and assorted savory snacks. On Fridays and Saturdays, guests can reserve a spot at the dozen-seat farmhouse table in Miss Rachel’s Dining Room, where a $45 prix fixe tasting menu of homestyle veg-friendly fare will be served at 7 PM each weekend night (1732 W. Passyunk Ave.; 215-798-0053).

On June 6, the Pennsport renaissance (sparked by hotspot Federal Donuts) continues with the opening of The Industry, a neighborhooder from the team behind Center City’s Good Dog Bar. The ostensible theme is the restaurant industry itself, expressed in a menu from Pat Szoke (previously at The Farm and Fisherman and Vetri) that is stocked with chef-centric faves. Dinner (served nightly from 4 PM-2 AM) brings an offal-heavy set of apps - think fried pork testa (head cheese) nuggets, pig ear veggie wraps and buffalo sweetbreads; small plates like bone marrow and filet tartare; and a few larger options like Kentucky fried guinea hen ($5-$21). A dozen taps pour craft brews, along with a wine and cocktail program from bar manager Bob Achilles (most recently at Loco Pez). Brunch is served weekends from 11 AM-4 PM, and everyone who shows a resto paystub will receive a discount on their check (1401-1403 E. Moyamensing Ave.; 215-271-9500).

On Thursday, June 7, it’s back to the healthy side, when the former Pita Pit space at 1601 Sansom opens as the first in what is slated to become a series of fast-casual spots known as Honeygrow. Entrepreneur Justin Rosenberg enlisted David Robkin to help bankroll and Shola Olunloyo to help design the menu, which consists of $8-$10 stir-fry and salad bowls, either in premade combos or as make-your-own options. A point-of-sale kiosk ordering system will remember each customer that comes into the 35-seat space, retrofitted by DAS Architects with a sleek, mod feel they compare to Momofuku. Honeygrow also serves $4-$6 gourmet milkshakes, for those who might want to pop in for a bite, and as we previously mentioned, will launch with a promotion that pays your parking fine or transit costs when you come for a visit (1601 Sansom St.; 215-545-5555).

1 comment :

  1. I was so happy to read this and thanks for taking me to http://www.honeygrow.com/!

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