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McAndrews' La Porta opens near Media

The Irish-surnamed Italian chef takes over a bar in Delco.

Peter McAndrews' Italian-influenced bar, La Porta, is due to open May 1-ish in Edgemont, outside of Media.

The chef - who has Modo Mio, Paesano's, Monsu and Popolino in Philly - took over the Locust Crest Tavern off Route 352, sprucing it up while keeping the oldtime flavor.

Though billed as a pizzeria, note the creative touches on the menu, including an antipizza section, with such dishes as spicy wood-roasted mussels, almonds, lemon, herb butter.

Menu is here.