Quick Bites

News and notes on the local dining scene.

Where’s the Beef Now?

Looks like Five Guys and Elevation Burger—not to mention Johnnie’s Dog House—have some new competition. Ashys Burger & Fries (82 E. Lancaster Ave., 610-640-1800, ashysburger.com) has opened its doors in the Paoli Shopping Center, offering a full roster of burgers and dogs. Not sure how I feel about the “well done only” rule, but I guess management feels there’s no getting around all that bad press about food-borne illnesses. Still, the tasty toppings may just make you forget that “medium rare” isn’t an option. And non-burger fans will appreciate the falafel, fresh-carved gyro and wild salmon filet sandwiches.
 

Conshy Goes Euro

Spanish-inspired tapas and Neapolitan pizza—plus a tantalizing little wine list—are all on the menu at Isabella (382 E. Elm St., Conshohocken, 484-532-7470), a funky new contemporary Mediterranean joint nestled in my favorite blue-collar-meets-upscale neighborhood.
 

I’ll Have a Side of Renoir with That

Stephen Starr has been making his culinary mark on the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Granite Hill (philamuseum.org/dining) made its grand entrance last month, and it’s sure to keep visitors well fed this holiday season with its upscale French cuisine and minimalist (but still swanky) cocktail menu.
 

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