The Watercooler: Mustard Greens, Gaslight Opens – Free Drinks, American Sardine and DD’s

Recently, and I probably told you this, I’ve come across a few people who told me they don’t use SM, or they miss what I put out there, but they read my blog every day. So I’m going to return to writing some of what I put on SM on my blog, as well as add additional blurbs of info you might chat around the watercooler. These gossipy/tidbit/pop culture hits will always post around 2PMish as my 2nd email of the day goes out about 3PM, or just check it by 3PM it’ll be there. Thanks!!

Last night I photographed a press conference at Olde Grande (I know I should have eaten there), then headed to South Street to follow up on a story. Met up with Kory who wanted to try this place that Craig LaBan mentioned in his column recently – Mustard Greens. I asked the waiter which dish did Craig like and it was the Shrimp with Shitake Mushrooms only $12.75. It was delicious. We also had the dumplings, and I had hot and sour soup. It was really good. The whole meal was $57, and we ordered a lot.
622 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

 Top Chef alum Jason Cichonski reopened his Gaslight restaurant and bar, after it was shuttered for a month resulting from a flood from above. I’m sure a lot of people doubted that story as many a fine restaurant has closed on that rumor, but Jason, a man of his word opened his year old establishment, and with a new chef, Chef Jordan Sauter (Previously of  Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant,     Modo Mio Restaurant,  Casona of Collingswood)

To celebrate The Gaslight (120 Market Street ) is hosting a complimentary happy hour on Wednesday, April 8. From 5–7 PM, guests will enjoy cocktails courtesy of Bluecoat American Dry Gin and Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin.
I haven’t been here for a bit, but I took this (and the above Gaslight shot from Chef Scott Shroeder’s instagram) Grilled hanger, sweet pepper mustarda, blue cheese butter at AmericanSardine. I was checking it out cause I’m wondering what’s going on with his new project in Bella Vista. Rumor has it it’s not a pizza place after all, but more of an ….

He does have the best instagram in Philly on Food too it’s a mouthwatering delight.

I saw the Double D’s on the door where Steaks on South Street (308 South St) used to be, that could only mean one thing – Dunkin’ Donuts is moving in.