* Owners Rob and Maggie Wasserman and Chef Michael Yeamans have reunited at Rouge (205 S. 18th St., 215-732-6622). Throughout December, the restaurant will offer such celebratory fare as House-Made Fettuccine with shaved white truffles, butter and Parmesan fondue, White Truffle Risotto and a Truffled Rouge Burger. Truffle plates will range in price from $18 to $40.

* Come January, Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal are looking to open Cantina Feliz, a contemporary Mexican restaurant, in the former Alison 2 space (424 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington). Spinner has worked as Jose Garces' right hand man for the seven years, most recently as chef de cuisine at Distrito. Sirhal, Spinner's business partner and friend, was previously the beverage manager at Distrito. Dinner entrées will be priced from $15 to $25.


SquareBurger in historic Franklin Square (200 N. 6th St.) has winter hours and additions to the menu, including grilled cheese on brioche. There are holiday activities, too, including visits with Santa Claus and a Kids' New Year's Eve celebration. Hours are 5-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 19, daily Dec. 26-31.

* Pizzicato Ristorante, an Old City staple for 13 years, has added another location in Moorestown, N.J. (400 Route 38, Suite 8110, 856-778-3600). The BYOB, open for lunch and dinner, is a contemporary Italian trattoria with a brick oven and a patio area. Vince Tancredi will serve as executive chef. Signature dishes include branzino, panfried artichoke hearts with zucchini strips and horseradish cream, and cauliflower brick-oven pizza made with white truffles and Parmigiano Reggiano.

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