Michael Klein, Philly Inquirer

Michael Klein

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Michael:

South Philly sports bar Toll Man Joe’s closes, and coronavirus was only part of the issue

Lease negotiations broke down, one of the owners says. → Read More

Get ready for July 4th

We're ready for the holiday weekend, filled with frozen treats, neighborhood fireworks, outdoor dining, and social distancing. → Read More

Center City’s private Fitler Club opens an outdoor cafe to the public

The Garden is a landscaped garden set up in a courtyard, open through Labor Day for lunch and dinner. → Read More

Micah Harrigan is boosting his South Philly lemonade stand with Instagram. He’s 10.

This isn't your average sidewalk lemonade stand. With a half-dozen flavors, a growing social media following, and his own LLC, this 10-year-old is not playing. → Read More

Here come the wedding caterers — as they restart in the coronavirus era

Wedding season has resumed after three months. Behind the scenes, event professionals spent the quarantine creating safety plans. → Read More

Randi D’Amico, 56, co-owner of Randi’s Restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia and ‘a fighter’

She and her husband, Jim, opened the Northeast Philadelphia restaurant in 2005. → Read More

Philly is ‘pleading with business owners’ to follow coronavirus safety rules. But it’s not issuing fines.

Ensuring that all businesses follow guidelines — including spacing outdoor tables at least six feet apart, screening employees for symptoms, and requiring masks — is key to easing more restrictions. → Read More

Philadelphia City Council votes to cap third-party delivery fees and expand outdoor dining

Restaurateurs, reeling from the pandemic, are claiming victory. The legislation will temporarily allow more outdoor dining options. → Read More

Bok Bar in South Philly reopens with social-minded programming

Among changes: Staff is paid a living wage and programming has been boosted. But Irwin's, the restaurant, has been closed. → Read More

How about a summer picnic

Also: The short-term future of restaurants, a look at a classic cookbook, and two closings. → Read More

At Bao Nine, the founders of Sweet Charlie’s ice cream have fun with buns

The shop on 19th Street, south of Market, opens Thursday with a bun giveaway. → Read More

Mama’s Vegetarian, one of Philly’s falafel destinations, has closed for good

Renovations to the second floor created a noisy mess, owner Haviv David said. → Read More

Bibou returns, with a French sidewalk cafe called L’Apero

Pierre and Charlotte Calmels have set up tables on the side of their award-winning BYOB and will serve two nights a week. → Read More

La Llorona, a Mexican cantina from the owner of Cafe y Chocolate, is open in South Philly

Arturo Lorenzo opens a bar, hoping to re-create a city feel on a South Philadelphia corner. → Read More

Philly chefs mark Juneteenth with food events and a takeout meal

Everybody Eats is reprising its giveaway of food and staples. A dinner will follow. → Read More

Caffe Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill takes customers’ temperatures with a thermal camera

It is a screening tool to identify people who may be infected with the coronavirus. Fever is one symptom of COVID-19. → Read More

Not eating good in the neighborhood: The Applebee’s in Center City has closed

The 15-year lease was up. The space is being marketed. → Read More

Porta draws outrage with offer to reinterview laid-off restaurant staff for new jobs

The a popular Center City nightspot laid off its staff in March. It took to Instagram to hire new workers without notifying the old ones. → Read More

Our first taste of outdoor dining

Also this week: a few recipes worthy of a Juneteenth celebration, a look at wines from black-owned wineries, and a look at an Italian restaurant that set up a grocery store on its ground floor. → Read More

The Better Box’s Tamekah Bost is on a roll with Philly-style Chinese takeout food

She's an EMT by day, food entrepreneur by night and weekend, with a new restaurant at 16th and Spring Garden. Her menu includes "twisted egg rolls," loaded fries, and sandwiches inspired by American Chinese food. → Read More