So American Sardine Bar Might Be Open

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Yesterday a couple friends texted that were in American Sardine Bar and having a drink and the kitchen was open and serving Scott Schroeder’s sandwich-focused menu of sardines, imitation crab and Walt Wit braised pork. However American Sardine Bar’s Twitter feed wasn’t acknowledging that they were open. In fact late last night they lamented that they should have soft-opened. We guess denying you’re open is what passes for a soft opening in the now almost 24-hours a day food news cycle.

So if you’re feeling lucky, head over this evening, maybe they’ll be open. Or wait to the official opening this Wednesday. One way or another, check out Drew Lazor’s photos of the interior and food.

American Sardine Bar: That ‘can-do’ spirit [The Insider]
American Sardine Bar in Pictures [Meal Ticket]
American Sardine Bar [Official Site]

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  • gijyun

    Their facebook page says they’ll officially be open for business this Wednesday the 23rd.

  • cpysgsfg

    ‘One thing you definitely can’t get here, aside from a beefy patty — your sandwich cut in half by the kitchen. Do it yourself if you really want it sliced that bad, Schroeder says. Exceptions to this rule, according to the chef, include “paraplegics and unattended 4-year-olds.”‘

    That Schroeder sure is a class act.

  • Jason

    How deos that chef get anything done with all his tweeting? #backinthekitchen

  • ssi

    More awesome photos!! The quality is exceptional.

  • CEF


    Schroeder is a seriously talented chef, and if you wonder what he does while Tweeting, taste anything on the SPTR menu. All homeruns.

    And as for him being a class act, he truly is. His sense of humor is foul, but so what? Have you ever worked in a kitchen? Would you rather have a chef who pretends for the cameras and journos than someone like Schroeder?

    He cooks food. Really well. And that’s all we need him to do.