By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When the new Hotel Monaco, opens next week at 5th and Chestnut Streets (see related news story), its highly anticipated Stratus Rooftop Lounge will be focusing on cocktails while the hotel’s downstairs restaurant, the Red Owl Tavern, will boast a deli counter.
“We’re focusing on the underutilized pieces of meat,” says executive chef Guillermo Tellez. “We’re going to be doing all our own butchering here in the house, we’re making our own sausages; all kinds of patés, mousses…”
Hear the full Guillermo Tellez interview (runs 5:35)…
Over in University City, Harvest Seasonal Grill owner Dave Magrogan opens his second location at 40th and Walnut Streets, with all menu items under 500 calories.
“You know, the beauty of Harvest is, you’re gonna walk out having great flavors,” Magrogan tells KYW Newsradio. “It’s gonna feel great, but you’re not gonna walk out feeling like a food zombie. You won’t be in a food coma. You’ll feel healthy, you’ll be able to go to that movie you want to go to, you’ll be able to go out and have drinks and do other things you want to do.”
Hear the full Dave Magrogan interview (runs 7:00)…
And if it’s just a good piece of pizza you want, check out Pizza Brain, the museum of pizza culture in Fishtown (2313 Frankford Avenue).
Co-owner Brian Dwyer promises an experience like no other:
“This idea started as a pizza-centric art show that we curated with a lot of artists in the area, and it quickly snowballed into what you see now two years later — it’s a pizzeria that also acts as, coincidently, the world’s first pizza museum!”
Hear the full Brian Dwyer interview (runs 7:19)…
And for this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”