Michael Klein of The Insider got the scoop from owners Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh, who said the project is in the ”very late phases of construction.” Klein also states the menu will have a “funky inauthenticity” in the same vein as Cheu Noodle Bar in Washington Square West. Continue Reading →
The red awnings are gone, and so is that towering sign above the corner.
Shawn Darragh and Ben Puchowitz, the owners of Center City’s Cheu Noodle Bar, told Philly.com that their second restaurant, planned for 1648 E. Passyunk Ave., will have an open kitchen with a prep area, windows in the dining room that swing open onto the sidewalk and “a price point sitting at just under $20.”
The prep area will go where El Zarape’s short-lived grocery store was located, next to Mr. Martino’s, which should open up more space for the dining room.