Taste: Closed June 2006
You don't have to go hungry when your favorite restaurant gets 86'd — here's where to head instead.
Closed: Italian-by-way-of-New-Orleans Thommy G’s in Burlington, an area staple for seven years.
Where to go instead: Thommy G’s has resurfaced 20 miles away in Audubon (20 West Atlantic Avenue; 856-672-1222), in a luxe, expansive new space.
What’s next: The restaurant-ready former Thommy G’s location is available for rent.
Closed: Five-year-old supper club Mojo in Margate.
Where to go instead: Former Mojo owners Anthony DeMaio and Domenick Falcione also own seafood-focused Sails in Somers Point (998 Bay Avenue; 609-926-9611), where they are honoring Mojo gift certificates.
What’s next: The Mojo spot on Margate’s “Barbary Coast” will be demolished to make way for townhouses.
Closed: Spring Garden’s classic diner-nightclub Silk City.
Where to go instead: It’s hard to imagine finding Silk City’s odd combination of diner regulars and club kids anywhere else.
What’s next: Longtime Silk City neighbor Mark Bee, owner of popular Northern Liberties watering hole N. 3rd, has taken over the space, which is in need of a massive overhaul, and plans to eventually install N. 3rd chef Peter Dunmire in the revamped diner’s kitchen.
Closed: Soul-foodery Warmdaddy’s, the Bynum brothers’ blues house that spent a decade on Front Street.
Where to go instead: Warmdaddy’s plans to reopen later this month at the Riverview Plaza on Columbus Boulevard, where it can add rooftop seating and free parking to its list of crowd-pleasing acts. Until then, feed your soul-food jones at Ms. Tootsie’s (1314 South Street; 215-731-9045).
What’s next: The fate of Warmdaddy’s former home is still unknown.