Japanese Fried Chicken at Fitler Dining Room, New Chinatown Food Tours
Your daily roundup of Philly food tidbits
• Pictured above is your new happy hour jawn. It’s chef Rob Marzinsky’s JFC (Japanese fried chicken) sandwich, served with cabbage slaw on a sesame semolina roll, and it’s available only at the brand new happy hour at Fitler Dining Room for $10. Other 5-7 PM daily deals include half-price oysters, $3 cheeses, $3 Tiger lager cans and $5 sangria.
• More fantastic Asian bites can be found anytime in Chinatown, provided you know where to look. If you don’t, there’s a new way to let a pro show you around. Jamie Shanker of Midtown Lunch Philadelphia has launched a new food tour service. For a total of $45, you’ll get to pop around the hood with her and munch on garlic wontons, green tea bubble waffles and plenty of other bites you’d never have discovered on your own. Food is included in the price.
• If you’re looking for snacks down the shore, there’s a new Tanger Outlets pub grub spot that just opened in Atlantic City, reports Foobooz. In addition to wings, Wingcraft does burgers, flatbreads, brunch and craft beer. It’s open daily at 11 AM through 11:30 PM or midnight (2010 Baltic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ; 609-541-2799).
• To the west of Philadelphia in Conshohocken, chef Michael Cappon has returned to Isabella after spending six months consulting for a specialty food distributor. He’ll be developing a new menu full of Mediterranean dishes, which will roll out as specials throughout the summer.
• A final bit of news in the city proper: demolition has finally begun on Chris Scarduzio’s East Passyunk project, reports Passyunk Post. So far the former Avance and Table 31 partner has said he’s planning some kind of affordable Italian bistro for the former Artisan Boulanger corner location. The whole building will be knocked down and rebuilt before any opening takes place, so we have several months to speculate on what’s coming.