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Plenty of changes at Plenty Cafe

New looks - and drinks - at the East Passyunk and Rittenhouse locations. And a Queen Village outpost is on its way soon.

Brothers Anthony and Damon Mascieri have always had Plenty on their plates.

But not like this.

They are in the middle of a major expansion of their Plenty Cafe concept.

  1. They've rebuilt the five-year-old original location, at 1710 E. Passyunk Ave., which reopens Friday, Nov. 13. There's a liquor license and a more ambitious, global-style menu (here) including great cheese plates as well as toasts made with High Street on Market's Anadama bread.

  2. They're adding a beer and wine list to the two-year-old location at 1602 Spruce St. in Rittenhouse. Since that place is on the small side, the drink menu will be more focused: mimosas, Bloody Marys, 5 beers, 1 dry cider, 2 red wines, 2 white wines, and Prosecco. The bar should be online by Nov. 20.

  3. And a third location - at the corner of Fifth and Monroe Streets in Queen Village, just below Bainbridge - is under construction. It's due to open in "the beginning of 2016," says Anthony Mascieri, and also will have a liquor license.

The brothers want to expand on their dayparts - basically feeding people Square One coffee and breakfast in the morning, and then offering wine/beer/cocktails and small plates later in the day. Counter service remains all day, and at 4 p.m., switches to table service. Hours vary; check website.

East Passyunk's look now includes exposed brick with hand-painted signs and wallpaper featuring passport stamps and travel documents from around the world. Bar list has 6 draft beers, 30 bottles, 7 red wines, 7 white wines, 1 rose, and 2 sparkling options; 6 of the wines are on draft. The draft wines are available by the glass or 25-ounce carafe.

Cocktails include brunch drinks such as a Korean Bloody Mary with kimchi, gochujang, and daikon as well as 6 signature cocktails, and classic aperitivi and digestivi from Europe.