Jennifer Carroll Back on TV, The Mildred Shutters, Possible South Philly Nanobrewery
Your daily roundup of Philly food tidbits
• [UPDATED] The Mildred in Bella Vista has closed. A statement from a rep says that partners Michael Santoro and Michael Dorrance have decided to part ways amicably. Santoro is now cheffing at hot vegan bar Charlie was a sinner in Midtown Village, and is "actively pursuing opportunities to open future restaurant projects of his own." One more quick downer: Branzino in Rittenhouse was raided by the IRS yesterday, per a Fox29 report, but the restaurant is already back open.
• On the other side of the news, a nanobrewery may be opening soon in Pennsport. Curbed noticed the description of the brewery and sit-down restaurant on a flyer for a civic association meeting South Philly, with regard to a large warehouse at 1800 East Moyamensing. Though there’s lots of local beer in the area, there hasn’t been a new brewery opening within city limits in a while, so this is an exciting possibility.
• Ready for more Jennifer Carroll on your TV? Eater has the report that the Top Chef Las Vegas finalist and 10 Arts alum will appear on Top Chef Duels. The new show debuts on Bravo on August 6, and Carroll will be on episode seven, battling Top Chef Texas contestant Nyesha Arrington. If Carroll wins, she’ll go on to the finals for a chance to score $100,000.
• Strawberries are one of the most glorious summer fruits, and even more delicious when picked fresh instead of shipped in. Be Well Philly compiled a handy list of 11 places to pluck your own juicy berries around the region, from MontCo to Bucks to NJ.