Craig Leban crucifies The Saint James in Ardmore. The joint venture from Michael Schulson of Sampan and Rob Wasserman of Rouge is off to a very shaky start.  Link.

Yelpers pull out the hate for Goat Hollow in Mount Airy. It’s the first week, people! What ever happened to giving a restaurant a chance to work out the kinks? Link

Alla Spina in Fairmount gets a nod from Food and Wine Magazine for it’s awesome chicken wings: ” The wings—dressed in a buttery sauce made with grated Parmesan cheese, fresh oregano and fresh lemon juice—are available on Sundays and during major sporting events.” Link

Can’t wait until Philly Beer Week? There are two major beer events coming to Philly in February and March. Via Eater Phillly.

Will wine and spirit sales go private? Will the PLCB be disbanded?  There is some talk that the fight against the PLCB is gaining some traction again. Via Grub Street.