The new restaurant at the site of the old Epicurean will be open as a BYOB for the time being.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The eagerly-anticipated Italian/Creole fusion restaurant replaced The Epicurean in October.
Fenice Creolo is finally, fully, here. The Village of Eland restaurant that has been operating as just a takeout beer store since its October opening due to renovations, will be offering a full dinner menu starting on February 7, co-owner Tom Mastronardo confirmed last night. “We’re just going to be doing dinner this week, getting everybody on the same page, then on Tuesday”—February 12—“we’ll be open for lunch too,” Mastronardo explained. Fenice, which replaced the Epicurean when it closed in August, specializes in Italian and Creole fusion. For more information on the unique restaurant, read Phoenixville Patch’s October profile here.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Going forward, Phoenixville Patch will be able to provide more detailed restaurant inspection reports.
*Editor's note: Going forward, we'll be able to provide health inspection reports in a more timely, detailed manner. Below are the results from January of 2013. The following Phoenixville businesses were inspected by the Chester County Health Department in the month of January. An important caveat: the language of these reports can be misleading, as they often describe potential problems as actual problems. For example, “presence of rodents/insects” could mean there's an infestation, or it might just mean the business in question left a back door open—which could lead to an infestation. The results of each of the state's 2012 health inspections are available here. Date of Inspection: 1/16/2013 Result: Out of Compliance Violations …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A new restaurant and bar is taking the place of the departed Epicurean.
In Phoenixville, as in other municipalities during times of less-than-robust economic growth, when one business leaves, it’s often a while before another moves in. Not this time. While The Epicurean broke hearts when it abruptly closed its doors for the last time in mid-August, an exciting new restaurant and bar has already taken its place. Christopher Lamarra, 30, says Fenice Creolo is going to bring a unique Creole and Italian flavor to the borough. Lamarra, who co-owns Creolo along Tom Mastronardo, 37, said the restaurant will boast a unique menu—though it’s a work in progress, look out for the blackened catfish and crab cakes—and appeal to a broad clientele. “We want to please everybody. I want the guy with the backwards hat to come in…