Monthly Archives: March, 2016

Manayunk to Reclaim its Favorite Thai Restaurant, Chabaa Thai Bistro (EATER)

March 31st, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Manayunk’s Chabaa Thai, which was considered by many to be the city’s best Thai restaurant, closed in 2014 with the intention of opening again just down the street in the tandem property at 4343-45 Main Street. May 12 is the projected date when Moon Krapugthong plans to reopen her bistro, this time, with Binto Market & Cafe, her new, Asian quick-serve concept, attached.

Full article here.

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The Return Of Chabaa Thai (Philadelphia magazine)

March 31st, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Chef Moon Krapugthong spent ten years serving Thai food to the people of Manayunk (and beyond) at her original Chabaa Thai restaurant on Main Street, and when she closed it down in September of 2014, people were upset. First, because the loss of Chabaa meant one less place for good Thai food in a city that has very (VERY) few to begin with. Second, because this was Manayunk, and while there was no shortage of places for beers, burgers and chef-y tacos, it wasn’t like the neighborhood was exactly overflowing with ethnic options.

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Black Powder Tavern’s Secret Garden (Main Line Today)

March 29th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Sage honey adds an earthy whisper to balance the nip of Bluecoat gin in this perfectly chilled saffron-colored cocktail. Tart touches of lemon and grapefruit juices give this drink a bit of summery citrus to fend off the winter cold. The martini pairs exquisitely with baked cedar-plank salmon and holds its own with New York strip steak. $9.50.


Chabaa Thai returning to Manayunk and adding a market (

March 29th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Chabaa Thai Bistro, chef Moon Krapugthong’s long-running Thai BYOB in Manayunk, closed in fall 2014, in favor of larger digs at the corner of Main and Grape Streets.

The year and a half’s wait will yield not only a new Chabaa Thai but an Asian market and cafe next door called Binto.

Projected opening is May 12.

Full article available here.


Positively Philadelphia: The History Behind A Tavern In Wayne (CBS)

March 20th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Black Powder Tavern on 1164 Valley Forge Road in Wayne is now a bustling restaurant, but in the 1700s, it had a secret.

“Well, basically it was a farm, it was a meeting place for people during the Valley Forge time. They would come here and they would also store gunpowder in the basement and different things like that. Those kind of things had to be hidden. They couldn’t just be out in plain sight.”

Full article available here.

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