Carmine's Creole Moves To Bryn Mawr....and other SAC Table Hopping
CARMINE'S IS IN BRYN MAWR...BUT, IT IS NO LONGER A BYOB!!!!!The plus side is they will now have JAZZ and how great is that?!!
This of course, is GREAT news for Bryn Mawr, which is suddenly abuzz with new restaurant flavors- A Vietnamese Restaurant opened in Bryn Mawr called Ha Long Bay, 816 W. Lancaster Ave.,Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 610-525-8883.
According to CHOW.com, it's a hit. According to Michael Klein in an article from September, 2006 Phi Lam, who owns Beijing Inn at 812 Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr, won't have to travel far to his new restaurant: He is behind Ha Long Bay at 816 Lancaster Ave. (610-525-8883). It's a moderate-priced Vietnamese BYOB, open daily for lunch and dinner. Fortunately for Ha Long Bay, people are lining up around the block to get in. Maybe Mr. Lam will take the hint and do something about Beijing Inn, because quite frankly, it is always empty and the food is gross.
Then again, most of us are spolied when it comes to excellent Chinese food because the bar is set so high by our darling and beloved Betty Foo at HuNan Restaurant in ARDMORE!
Have you been to HuNan lately???? Yum, yum, yum!!!!
In other Delectable Dining News, the rumor that Wayne and Main Line favorite, Mayuree Café appears to be true: they have a new location!!!!
As per our reliable sources,as well as Main Line Restaurant Guide says:
Wayne is now apparently experiencing a Restaurant Regression. Wayne is now one big pub except for perennial, albeit noisy favorite Teresa’s Cafe.
If you don't like burgers, pizza or beer, or loud bars, you are pretty much S.O.L. in Wayne now...bummer.
Now to really add fuel to the fire, we're going to ask if anyone has dined at Fellini in Berwyn/Paoli, totally seperate from the Ardmore Fellini?? Go. It is so much better than the Ardmore Fellini. The Ardmore Fellini continues to pack them in because people must be accustomed to abuse and games. Seriously, the games with the wait, not sharing mountain of food it would take a sane human being a week to eat and so on - it is so passé.
The Fellini owned by Frankie in Berwyn/Paoli is great, and Frankie the owner is a familiar face- Frank ("Frankie") Chiavaroli, who is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and owned Frankie's Seafood Italiano in Philadelphia...Main Line Restaurant Guide's write up can be found here.
We want to wind up with a note about Main Line Restaurant Guide - it is pretty cool, even if they have not written up Hu Nan - check it out :
Ok, it's lunch time and we're hungry....can't beat Bella Italia for a slice!!! YUM!!!!
Maybe if the retail/commercial rents were more reasonable in Ardmore, and the township were more reasonable, Ardmore would have a restaurant renaissance, eh? But apparently we can pay via taxpayer dollars for procey outside retail consultants, not see any discernible progress, and that's o.k.???
Good thing there's things like First Friday...and oh, us of course!