- Neighborhood: Graduate Hospital
- 2425 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-735-2207
- Cuisine: Gastropub
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Resurrection Ale House may be gone but Leigh Maida and company have been promising that the restaurant’s famous fried chicken would return. And it will be tomorrow, January 13th and Wednesday the 14th at Local 44. The fried chicken will begin being served at 11:30 a.m. and go to the fryer runs dry.
Resurrection’s twice-fried chicken with honey drizzle has been a standout since it received acknowledgement from Bon Appetit as one of America’s ten best fried chickens, back in 2010.
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Wagner is the chef and has worked for the Starr Restaurant Organization for the last twelve years, mainly as executive chef at Jones and now at Continental Midtown. Versace is a bartender, working at Las Vegas Lounge and since 2004 at Coco’s on 8th Street.
Leigh Maida sent out a message to subscribers of the Resurrection Ale House mailing list that the her and Brendan Hartranft’s Graduate Hospital beer bar is under agreement of sale. The letter notes that the employees will stay on after the acquisition, though the fried chicken may not. The note says that the chicken might pop up at the couple’s other bars, Memphis Taproom, Local 44 or Strangelove’s.
As for the new owners, that remains a mystery.