6 Things You Need to Know About the Main Line’s Food and Drink Scene
From an historic Radnor restaurant closing to a new King of Prussia opening, we have all the details on the dining scene.
Doc Magorgan's//photo by nina lea photography
Things are always shakin’ on the Main Line, and the restaurant scene is no exception. We’ve got the latest news you need to know about local restaurant openings and closings:
Susanna Foo Closes: After nine years in business, Susanna Foo closed the doors of her namesake restaurant in Radnor. It’s for a good reason, though—Foo will be turning her focus full-time to a new project with her son Gabriel. The Philly-based spot, SuGa, will be located at 1720 Sansom St. Expect those doors to open in fall 2015.
Margaret Kuo’s Peking at Granite Run Closes: Not because of desire but out of necessity, Margaret Kuo closed her Granite Run Mall location, which has been operational for over four decades (since 1974), last month. The mall, located on the outskirts of Media, is slated for a near-total demolition starting as early as this summer to make way for a “town center” with stores, restaurants and luxury apartments. Kuo’s locations in downtown Media, Wayne and Malvern remain.
Vecchia pizza//photo by jared castaldi
Vecchia Wayne Temporarily Closed: After a transformer explosion rocked Wayne on April 20, Vecchia Pizzeria Napoletana temporarily had to shut its doors, after just having opened in October 2014. The entire building, home to several other businesses, is expected to remain closed at least into mid-July, according to Vecchia owner Frank Nattle.
Dave Magrogan Group Expanding to Jersey Shore: Dave Magrogan will open his 18th restaurant—and fifth Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House—in Sea Isle City, N.J. by spring 2016. The 5,000-square-foot space will be located in The Dunes, a new building occupying the entire block of 86th Street and Landis Avenue that will also feature 70 luxury suites for lodging and The Breakwaters Ballroom, a wedding and banquet venue that will also be operated by the Dave Magrogan Group.
Bryn & Dane’s Opens in Plymouth Meeting: June 12 saw the grand opening of the latest branch of this healthy fast food spot—its largest location to date—at 115 Plymouth Road in Plymouth Meeting. Menu options include wraps (e.g., Santa Barbara BLT, Cabo Taco, Rickshaw Sesame), salads, small plates (quesadillas and a variety of chicken strips), natural fountain sodas and local iced teas, sides (sweet potato fries, popcorn, fruit cup), soups and a kids’ menu. Other locations are in Horsham and inside the Ambler YMCA.
Grand Luxe//photos by ed williams
Grand Lux Cafe Opening in the King of Prussia Mall: On June 24, The Plaza at the King of Prussia Mall is getting a new upscale restaurant— Pennsylvania’s first-ever Grand Lux Cafe. With a menu that “crisscrosses the globe,” the restaurant, which will feature seating in a main dining room and separate bar, will serve appetizers, tapas, salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, seafood and fresh and house-made desserts. Weekend brunch, starring red velvet pancakes and fried chicken and waffles, will also be available.