Sam Jacobson Is Leaving Sycamore

Chef Sam Jacobson is leaving Sycamore in Lansdowne. Jacobson has been in the tiny but highly regarded kitchen for nearly four years and will be doing some traveling before landing somewhere else. Jacobson says he wants to get out of his comfort zone and continue to learn.

Jacobson was also the chef at NoBL, which also recently closed after a short run.

Here is his farewell post on Facebook. You’ve got about a week to catch him at Sycamore.

Some of you already know this, but if you don’t, I am currently working my notice at Sycamore. I’ve had three and a half wonderful years, and it’s with great trepidation that I move on, but I must do so. I cannot have imagined what it would turn into when I came to help my friend Meg part time in her new restaurant. I have made so many new friends, and have been overwhelmed over and over again by

amazing gifts and humbling comments from people I didn’t know. I’ve been given home-brewed beer, home-grown oysters (!!!) and produce, had a rap song made about me and the restaurant and one friend I met through the restaurant is even taking me to Alinea next month! As special as all these people are, just as special are the people who have continued to come through the doors on a regular basis, people who want to chat and people who just want to eat, and of course all the great people I have worked with over the past few years. I am not sure what the future holds (I am looking forward to a short break to start with!), but will miss all of you so very much and can’t thank you enough. I am nervous but excited about the future. If you haven’t yet been in to see me, you have about ten more days!!!
No word on Jacobson’s replacement.
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  • Chris

    Well that kinda sucks. I have had Sunday night meals here that (except for the desserts) have rivaled the best meals I have had anywhere in Philly. Good luck in whatever is next Sam!

  • Matty G

    Sycamore is (was?) the real deal. Could have easily held its own in Center City. Will be curious to see where they go without Sam.

  • Brian

    i’s dotted and t’s crossed. Let the Chip Kelly era begin!

  • C-Dub

    Lane and Swiss Army Knife ready to roll. LET’S GO BIRDS!

  • keepingitreal

    All Aboard!

  • Philly0312

    And for all the people who said we should sign him without offset…obviously Howie knew what he was doing. This is the exact type of deal Dion Jordan will sign, and its exactly what Tannehill signed last year. Without a deferred bonus the smart player can have his money working for him much faster.

    • Jack Waggoner

      Seems to me that deferred bonus is a bigger deal than offset language, but I don’t usually hear about people holding out over it.

      Offset language winds up affecting only those 1st rounders who don’t make it through their rookie contracts, and that is probably less than 10% of them. And the amount of offset is likely to be minimum salary, or about 600K.

      • Philly0312

        The schedule of payment and offset language are the only negotiable terms. Some have indicated an agent who allows offset for their clients contract should be fired. The Eagles risk the same amount of money regardless of how they schedule payments, so giving a non deferred bonus isn’t a big deal, just a lower cap figure in future years. While the need for offset is a rare situation, the Eagles have created a situation where theyve exchanged lower cap risk long term and lower cap figures in future years, for the risk of giving a kid 13 mil in year 1 and hoping it doesnt go to his head. Hopefully it doesnt, but ifbit does it would have eventually.

        • Jack Waggoner

          Yep. Deferred would be something you’d want to have in a contract if you drafted someone who was apt to blow all of his money at once, to protect the player from self destructing.

          • Philly0312

            Yeah my gut says that risk is low. Seems like a good kid from all reports.

  • PaoliBulldog

    If the compensation for draftees is going to be slotted, then why can’t the NFL and NFLPA agree to standard terms on ancillary issues such as offset and bonus deferral? (I guess the answer is: the agents would oppose it. Why would players pay commissions to agents if there is literally nothing to negotiate?)

  • eagle60

    Off the top of my head, I can give you 12.8 million reasons why the kid should sign the contract!

  • Asking for offset language is still dumb…and any agent who agrees to it should be fired…if you don’t want to take the risk of drafting early then defer your early draft pick and draft lower on the board. Now I do understand that 12.8 mill up front is a nice incentive…but yeah Howie and crew being jacka**es for it even being on the board.