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Jose Pistola’s Crew Expands to Fishtown

pistolas-fishtownOver the weekend a photo posted to Twitter announced that Joe Gunn and his Jose Pistola’s crew was coming to Fishtown. Gunn, Casey Parker and Jose Pistola’s chef Adan Trinidad are taking over the former Bubba’s BBQ at 19 W Girard Avenue.

Michael Klein reports that the new beer bar serving Mexican food will be called Sancho Pistola’s. The bar is aiming to open before the Super Bowl with a menu that includes a raw bar, tacos, entrees and Mexican-Asian fused carnitas buns.

Sancho Pistola’s isn’t the only Mexican restaurant heading to the area. Calexico, an outfit out of New York will be opening at Frankford and Girard after their 16th and South Street location opens.

Jose Pistola’s opening Sancho Pistola’s in Fishtown [The Insider]

Brooklyn’s Calexico Is Coming to South Street West


Calexico out of Brooklyn is coming to Philadelphia. The Californian/Mexican border restaurant is opening at 1600 South Street. Jesse Vendley and his brothers came from Southern California and joined forces with New York chef Peter Oleyer to launch a Calexico food cart before the food truck craze really took off. Now the Calexico team has four restaurants and three carts in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The 1600 South Street location marks Calexico’s first foray outside of New York. The restaurant is aiming for a fall opening and will have a liquor license.

Calexico to bring cucina frontera to the G-Ho frontier [Philadelphia Real Estate Blog]
Calexico [Official Site]