Restaurant happenings we don’t really care about

breakfast counter with coffee cup, book and water glass

When longtime beloved dive diner Hanne’s at Darby and Eagle closed, it was replaced with Havertown Grille. Both charming in their own ways, we were happy to see another diner take that space when it was left empty. It’s still a regular on our breakfast rotation. We haven’t yet tried the old-Irish-Shop now McKenna’s but we hear good things. Kettle is always a fave, of course. That Kettle Omelet or the Veggie Scramble. Yum.

man standing behind the bar at Brick N Brew restaurant

Dining on Brookline

Today the Main Line Times has some news about Marc Vetri selling his restaurants (except Vetri) to… Urban Outfitters? (Anyone else think that’s weird?), about SNAP pizza (which is awesome for Celiac’s as well as you omnivores) getting more space even FARTHER away from H-Town, and one other food-business happening that doesn’t matter. We’ve already forgotten about it. We like dining out, of course, but the restaurant scene in H-Town has upped it’s game so much in the last few years, our jeans don’t fit. Edgewood is excellent and would impress anyone (we don’t care who you are). Slice It Up pizza regularly burns the “gluten-free” fries but everything else is great (try the wings!). Brick N Brew… Kaffir Thai. We hear the Thai takeout place near the “ghetto” Rita’s on WCP is killer, too.

The best place to see our own little restaurant wars is the Havertown Community Facebook group. Lots o’ opinions there, as you can imagine. And apparently there’s this one Townie old guy who is Yelp Famous. Has a huge following and everything. We contacted him for an interview but he snubbed us. We aren’t Yelp famous, I guess. We aren’t even HavertownieHQ famous. Whatevs. Yelp’s a cesspool anyway. So there.

Anyway, here are links. We’re kind of over big, blue, underlined links interrupting our reading flow. Our brain voice hums along, reading normally, then IT HAS TO SHOUT because: hypertext. The really annoying practice was probably invented by Yelp.

Main Line Times, droning on about some food stuff

Havertown Community Facebook Group – Use at your own risk

Famous Townie Yelp Guy Steven B. who now lives in Florida maybe (who Yelp reviews 7-11? Steven B, apparently)

Restaurants mentioned (Don’t fret. You may include your faves in the comments. For instance, we forgot to mention Nais Cuisine, which is also super good. Don’t go to the website, though. Flash. ’nuff said.)


Edgewood Cafe

Havertown Grille (this website is… umm… yeah. Hey, it’s got the menu on it. That’s good, right?)

Kaffir Thai (another, uhh, functional website)


McKenna’s (BEAUTIFUL site)

Slice It Up (we’re just going to stop commenting now. The shambles that is Online Townie Life is too painful)

Thai takeout place by ghetto Rita’s


man standing behind the bar at Brick N Brew restaurant

Brick N Brew for lots o’ things, but WHISKEY is a good choice