Hasta la vista to Zocalo
Sad news out of West Philly: If the lapsed liquor license and turned-off telephone is any indication, Zocalo is closing, the Insider is reporting. Greg and Mary Russell's cantina has been a Powelton Village fixture for 23 years—can you imagine 36th and Lancaster in 1990!?—but struggled in recent ones, evidenced by a visit from Kitchen Nightmares' Gordon Ramsay, who decluttered the space and de-Mexicanized the menu in November 2011. At the same time, Ramsay also filmed at Passyunk red-saucer Chiarella's. Should we consider them on watch as well?