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Foodie Friday: Tasty bits to digest

There’s been a smorgasbord of South Philly restaurant news in the blog-o-sphere. Here are some links to whet your appetite, so to speak…


Northwest corner of 12th & Morris gets a tenant!

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Michael Kline broke the news yesterday that something’s (finally!) coming to the retail space at the northwest corner of 12th & Morris streets (1646 S. 12th St.):

Separatist Beer Project, the onetime gypsy brewer from Easton known until recently as Sole Artisan Ales, says it has signed a lease for what it calls “a concept bar and beer experience”

Kline spoke with the owner Joe Fay who said the new bar would serve its beer plus wines and coffee. According to Kline:

He described the look as “modern Scandinavian.” The basement, with 10-foot ceilings, will be a kind of rathskeller, with barrel- and bottle-aging and a large table to be used for special events.

The bar could open “as soon as August.”

The space was originally slated for a restaurant by Chris Scarduzio. He bowed out before the building broke ground.  The retail space has sat empty since the building was completed about two years ago. See our previous coverage about the site here and here, and here.

1646 S 12th Street. Photo courtesy of E-Built. www.ebuiltinc.com


Smoke signals

Mike’s BBQ, 1703 S. 11th St., received a nice review in the Cherry Hill Courier-Post.  Writer Emily Teel sums it up: “Barbecue in South Philly? Mike’s isn’t just blowing smoke.”


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Tap Room on 19th hosting a Brews ‘n’ Bites Block Party this weekend

To kick of spring, Tap Room on 19th is hosting Tappin’ The Trucks, a Brews ‘n’ Bites Block Party outside of their location at 2400 S. 19th St.

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Tap Room is teaming up with the Philly Mobile Food Association to bring together a selection of food trucks and local breweries, for a day of food, drink and fun on Saturday, April 16.

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New chef at Taproom on 19th releases menu; new owner enlightens on ‘upscale comfort stoner food’

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The revamped Tap Room on 19th has released its updated menu, which includes several items that new owner Michael Strauss calls “upscale comfort stoner food.” Seeing the menu, it’s starting to make sense.

New appetizers at the restaurant, at 19th and Ritner streets, include wings, but they’re Pok Pok Wings, with citrus chili maple glaze, fried garlic and habanero. Carmelized pork belly snacks come with maple mustard for dipping. “Don’t worry, it’s only bacon!” the menu implores. Entrees top out at $15 for a skirt steak with farro, swiss chard, fennel and bay citrus butter. Check out the full thing below.

Strauss said his stoner food vision came up in his first conversation about the menu with new chef Jen Choplin, who was most recently at SoWe in Graduate Hospital. “Oddly enough, none of us are stoners, but it’s the only way I could convey my vision,” he said.

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‘Upscale comfort stoner food’ coming to 19th and Ritner

A new owner at the Tap Room On 19th, at 19th and Ritner streets, told the Insider that he plans on bringing  “upscale comfort stoner food” to a reboot of the neighborhood bar.

Make way for lines of stoners, neighbors

Make way for lines of stoners, neighbors

Michael Strauss, a commercial real estate broker who is buying the bar along with musician Pete Fry, said they will close the bar after they settle on the property at the end of the month and reopen quickly with 13 beers on tap.

They plan to keep the name for now, says the blog.

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