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Nick Elmi gets another three bell review for the ‘blend of finesse and creative wit’ of ITV

Nick Elmi has done it again.

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The Top Chef winner and owner of the highly-praised Laurel opened a new concept called ITV over the summer. Inquirer food critic, Craig Laban, has now visited the more casual restaurant and wine bar concept, located next door to Laurel at 1615 E. Passyunk Ave. Just as Laurel received a glowing three bell review in 2014, ITV has received the same three bell praise for the “blend of finesse and creative wit [that] elevates virtually every dish” at the restaurant.

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Nick Elmi’s new restaurant next to Laurel to be named ITV, expected to open next month

Nick Elmi, the Top Chef winner behind East Passyunk Avenue’s Laurel, is getting ready to open a new restaurant next to his current hit dining spot. 

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Instead of simply making Laurel larger, this new location just next door at 1615 E. Passyunk Ave. will become a wine bar called ITV. The name was derived from his research of the name “Passyunk,” which is a Lenape Indian term that means, “in the valley.”

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Laurel plans expansion to double seats, add bar

Top Chef winner Nick Elmi’s jewel-box of a BYOB, Laurel at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave., is one of the city’s toughest tables to get, with only 20 seats.

Maybe soon you’ll get a shot at eating there. The Insider reports that Elmi plans to take over the space next door, which for a hot minute was the breakfast place Dante after being the original home to Metro Men’s clothing.

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Cafe called Dante opening in Metro Men’s former home at 1615 E. Passyunk Ave.

The former home of Metro Men’s shop at 1615 E. Passyunk Ave. was snapped up just after the clothing store moved to a bigger location just up the block in September. Because of city permits, we knew it was going to be some sort of “prepared foods” place, but almost six months later, we’ve finally figured out what’s happening there.

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A cafe called Dante, named after owner Pasquale DiGiulio’s son, is shooting to open in mid April, opening early for coffee (6:30 a.m., La Colombe) and serving a breakfast and lunch menu for most of the day. The menu will change midday, and food will be served until probably around 10 p.m., DiGiulio said.

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Prepared foods cafe slated for old Metro Men’s space at 1615 E. Passyunk Ave.

The storefront at 1615 E. Passyunk Ave. won’t be vacant for much longer. New tenants have leased the space and filed a use permit for a prepared foods shop.

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1615, in the middle. Next door, the forthcoming Laurel BYOB is opening next month

According to the landlord, the prepared foods shop in question will be a cafe, serving breakfast, lunch, brunch, and of course coffee. “No noise at night, don’t worry, ” he says.

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