• Snackbar, the cute spot at 20th and Rittenhouse, keeps wavering between "restaurant" and "bar." Now, you'll see paper over the windows. It's coming back as more of a bar, effective Thursday or Friday, says owner Jonathan Makar. He's ripped the tiny bar out of the corner (no, wiseguy, he didn't take a Chainsaw to it) and the new one will hold 10 to 12 seats. Menu has been revamped to focus more on apps, small plates, and items for grazing. I expect to post a menu later.

  • All you fame seekers: The Next Food Network Star will be at the Loews on Aug. 31 to search for contestants for Season 7. See the flyer here.