Yup, that’s the way it’s looking today, with the announcement that KeVen Parker (of Ms. Tootsie’s fame, among other things) is going to be taking over the space in the Reading Terminal Market recently vacated by Delilah’s.
Soul food replacing soul food really is the best possible way this could have turned out. And over on the Insider, there are some details about what Parker will be bringing to the market when he comes.
He said he hoped to open in 45 days with a pared-down Ms. Tootsie’s menu including chicken and waffles, classics like fried chicken and fish, turkey chops, crab cakes, and shrimp tempura.
This new opening will join restaurant operations like Wursthaus Schmitz and the upcoming Valley Shepherd Creamery in the Market’s bid to move strong into the new year. It’ll also be blamed for us likely breaking many, many New Year’s resolutions dealing with the size of our pants.