Josh Lawler has made a name for himself in Philly with his postage-stamp-sized BYOB on Pine Street. Everything is fresh because there isn’t enough room for a freezer. But now with his second restaurant—the awkwardly named Farm & Fisherman Tavern + Market—Lawler has plenty of room to spread out. The Cherry Hill outpost is a 150-seat bar and restaurant that also boasts an attached market. Unfortunately you won’t find many of the dishes he’s doing in Midtown Village here in Jersey. (The menu is definitely more accessible, but it would be wrong to call it dumbed-down.) Offerings change continuously, but expect burgers, sandwiches, and a host of local ingredients. If you spot a steak among the supper plates, jump on it. It might be the best you have all year.
Farm & Fisherman Tavern + Market [Foobooz]
First appeared in the February, 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.