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Restaurant notes: What's shaking at Salt & Pepper; "breakfast bourbon"; a top Melting Pot

Jet Wine Bar doing brunch/lunch.

  1. Salt & Pepper, the BYO last at Sixth and Fitzwater Streets, is aiming at Dec. 28 for its opening at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave. This spot will have a liquor license. Meanwhile, Mike Stollenwerk's Little Fish is due to take that Sixth and Fitz location, effective New Year's Eve (the evening's sold out). Stollenwerk also awaits a Dec. 22 zoning hearing for Fathom at 200 E. Girard Ave. in Fishtown

  2. Jet Wine Bar, which opened last month at 1525 South St., has started lunch/brunch, meaning that daily hours now start at 11 a.m. Menu includes soups and salads, and owner Jill Weber is pushing "Breakfast Bourbon" -- hot bourbon with maple syrup and butter. It's meant to complement the savory bread pudding, Weber says.

  3. Congrats to Charlie Haney and his Melting Pot location in Atlantic City. Not only was it the top-grossing franchise in the fondue chain, but it's on its way to a second consecutive win in the chain's annual fund-raising drive for St. Jude's Hospital.