- Neighborhood: Avenue of the Arts
- 440 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-735-1913
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- Cuisine: New American
- Price: $$$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Kevin Sbraga closing his two Philly restaurants was sad news. His eponymous flagship at the Symphony House became somewhat of a Philly classic in its five-year run, and University City’s Fat Ham was virtually the city’s only real stand-out Southern ambassador.
But in the book of Philly restaurants, Sbraga’s pages were suddenly torn out (though, Fat Ham in King of Prussia is still open), and we were left scratching our heads. He promised Philly Mag that he’d return, that Fat Ham would reopen and that he’d open another concept, but oftentimes restaurateurs have to say that.
Hey, you guys heard the news that Sylva Senat is going to be on the newest season of Top Chef, right?
Well Philly’s original Top Chef, Kevin Sbraga, is celebrating something, too. It’s been five years since he opened his namesake restaurant on Broad Street after winning Season 7. He was part of the generation of chefs that kicked off the newest Philadelphia restaurant revolution that we’re in the late stages of right now. And now, he’s an institution with multiple locations, a fast casual concept and a two-week-long celebration of how far he’s come since opening night.
So how does a chef celebrate something like that? With a prix fixe throwback menu featuring dishes from his original Sbraga menu.
Over the July 4th weekend, chef Kevin Sbraga was on the Today show in New York City, cooking up burgers with Andy Kitko of STK in New York.
The competition ended in a tie (Sbraga was robbed) and starting tonight, you can get Sbraga’s Southern burger at his eponymous restaurant.
Sbraga’s burger is being served at the bar at Sbraga through the end of the month. The burger’s patty is a blend of ground brisket and short rib, and is topped with comeback sauce, aged sharp cheddar, Benton’s bacon, and caramelized onion jam. It’s served on a house made sesame bun. The burger is $15 and we’ll be saddling up to the bar to try one out shortly.