Sofrito coming to Mohnton; two restaurants close; more food news

Sofrito coming to Mohnton

Sofrito Gastro Pub is coming to Mohnton in 2016. The restaurant started a Sofrito Mohnton Facebook page last week announcing the new location. According to the page, Sofrito will open in February at the site of the former Maniaci’s Italian Bistro. The original Sofrito Gastro Pub has been operating in Reading’s Centre Park neighborhood since 2011.

New Muhlenberg Diner closes

The New Muhlenberg Diner has closed. According to neighbors, the restaurant’s last day in operation was New Year’s Eve. The restaurant has operated along the 5th Street Highway since 2011.

Fourth Street Cafe closing

Morgantown’s Fourth Street Cafe is closing. The restaurant’s last day will be January 16, according to its Facebook page. In the description for the restaurant’s farewell events, the owners cited the reason for the closing:

Lou & I have realized our limitations, the demands of our week day jobs and the toll that trying to keep up with a seven day work week has taken on our health. It’s time to pass the torch.

The business is for sale, and the owners hope to find a buyer willing to reopen.

Tavern on Penn to close for renovations

The Tavern on Penn in West Lawn will close for three days next week for kitchen renovations. According a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, the restaurant will be closed from January 11-13, reopening on January 14.

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