We’re in the thick of summer and all that comes with it, including long waits at your favorite Shore restaurants. Maybe not so much at the new Baia restaurant in Somers Point, which seats more than 500. The handiwork of Florida chef Ed Bonsignore Jr. and Sean Weinberg of Restaurant Alba in Malvern, Baia offers “twisted Italian cuisine” with an emphasis on fresh seafood. To learn more, visit baiarestaurant.com.
June brought the opening of Georges Perrier’s much-anticipated The Art of Bread in Narberth, with plenty of homemade baguettes to go around, along with pastries from Le Bec-Fin, open-faced sandwiches, quiche, muffins, croissants and more.
Hogfish Bar & Grill (hogfishwayne.com) has taken up residence in the old Osaka space in Wayne. There is no direct relation to the Florida Keys restaurant of the same name, but the menu does highlight seafood—like hogfish, flaky and white, with a sweet taste.
Shopping at Whole Foods in Devon is even more pleasant these days thanks to the Mile Post Pub, part of the market’s recent expansion, offering local beers on tap and a by-the-glass Enomatic wine system.