Brodo, a new soups, sandwiches and salads spot on 18th Street near Ludlow and just across the street from Saladworks, opened yesterday. Though the owners say they are committed to raising the bar for lunchtime fodder, the soups take center stage. Each day will feature a selection of 10 soups, taken from the Brodo (Italian for broth) portfolio of more than 100 recipes. Foobooz has photos and a “First Bite” report. Also new this week is Le Petit Cafe, a cafe situated on the first floor of the Market Place Design Center from Bistro St. Tropez chef-owner Patrice Rames. It’s open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and serves breakfast in the morning, and lunch in the afternoon.
Brodo, 31 S. 18th St., (215) 977-7766
Le Petit Cafe, 2400 Market Street, Philadelphia, (215) 569-9269