Restaurant news and notes
Percy Street Barbeque, Round 2
Chef Erin O’Shea is setting up shop in the Comcast Center with a second location of Percy Street Barbecue. Opening Monday, the new location will be lunch-crowd friendly with a menu centered around Texas-style smoked meat sandwiches, including both sliced and chopped brisket, boneless ribs and smoked ham. As for the sides, they’re a sweet deal at $3 a pop — and yes, her mac ‘n’ cheese came along for the ride.
(17th St. and JFK Blvd., www.percystreet.com)
Bobby Flay’s new Palace
Bobby Flay stopped by the Cherry Hill Mall on Tuesday to open a new Bobby’s Burger Palace, making that two outposts for the chef/Food Network mainstay in the area (his University City location opened to oh-no-you-didn’t lines last year). The casual menu is almost strictly burgers topped with chips, fries and milkshakes, rounded out by the likes of beer-battered onion rings for a balanced menu. One notable infiltration: The Philly Burger, which comes topped with Provolone, grilled onions and hot peppers.
(2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, www.bobbysburgerpalace.com)
The Franklin’s fall menu
It’s all about autumn at the Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co., where appltejack mingles with pumpkin and pear syrups in the new House of Leaves cocktail. Stop by on Mondays through Fridays from 5-8 p.m. for their “Extra Credit” program, where drinks such as the Philadelphia (Batavia arrack, amoro Montenegro and cocchi Americano) are offered for $9.
(112. S. 18th St., www.thefranklinbar.com)
Ms. Tootsie getting a makeover
South Street soul queen Ms. Tootsie’s will debut a plush new look this month with plenty of lounges and some new menu items. Stop by Nov 16 for additions such as bourbon-braised short ribs, spring rolls stuffed with chicken, yams and cabbage and pulled pork sliders. Next door, restaurateur Keven Parker opens KDP Lifestyle and Luxury Suites, a new home goods boutique and posh sleepover option. (1310 South St., www.kevenparker.net)