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AVENUE OF THE ARTS — Jose Garces' much-delayed showpiece at the Kimmel Center, Volver, is now said to be opening in April. Eater Philly stopped by to grab a few snapshots of the interior and some more details on the "performance kitchen" and the swank champagne-and-caviar bar.
THE INTERNET — In honor of Valentine's Day, Eater Philly rounds up some of the best (read: most ridiculous) holiday-themed listicles, which tell us that our city's chefs are hotter than hot, while the rest of us are notter than not.
UNIVERSITY CITY — Big-time celeb chef Rick Bayless cut the ribbon on an outpost of Tortas Frontera at Penn's newly-renovated ARCH Building. Perhaps best known ('til now) for making layovers at O'Hare tolerable, the fast-casual chain stresses local sourcing and making its authentic Mexican items fresh to-order.
RITTENHOUSE — In stellar news for vegans, the team behind wildly popular Vedge restaurant announced this week that their second endeavor will be an all-vegan "street food bar" called V Street. Look for globally inspired small plates and a full bar highlighting natural wines.
· Eater Philly [philly.eater]