The ‘Cake Boss’ Opens Carlo’s Bakery in Philadelphia
Plus: two restaurant weeks, a culinary festival and more openings.
>> GO GREEN: Philly-based Fuel cafe has opened its first suburban location in Ardmore. The menu specializes in 500-calorie-and-under meals, so expect a mix of healthy sandwiches, salads, juices and smoothies, plus vegan and gluten-free options.
>> EIGHT DAYS OF SERIOUS EATING: Media Restaurant Week runs March 1-5, with 20 restaurants on board and prix-fixe menus galore. And March 2-8, consider hitting a few of the 18 King of Prussia eateries participating in dineKOP Restaurant Week.
>> MUST-ATTEND FEST: The 11th annual Brewer’s Plate comes to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on March 8 to benefit Fair Food Philadelphia. The extravaganza will feature nearly 100 Mid-Atlantic restaurants, breweries, distilleries, cheese makers and more.
>> HE’S THE BOSS: This month, Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro (pictured) opens the 10th branch of his Carlo’s Bakery chain at 21st and Walnut streets in Center City. Meanwhile, he’s filming the next season of his hit TLC show.