Though Local 44 has been serving from scratch food since its opening almost four years ago, the West Philadelphia bar is just now hiring its first executive chef, Justin Bennett. The former chef de cuisine at Zinc and has also been spotted in the kitchens of Stateside, Kennett and The Corner comes to the job.
The menu changes will be rolled out slowly with the goal being to step up the food game at Local 44 and become more of a food destination.
Also of note, starting on Friday, August 10th the Bottle Shop at Local 44 will be slashing the prices on some inventory as they want to clear out some room for all of the Fall beers that are right around the corner.
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