Michael Klein has the story on some major chef shuffling that’s been happening around town. Aaron Gottesman, who until recently you could spot whipping up lamb dishes behind the counter at the Reading Terminal’s Border Spring Farms is moving on to Kevin Sbraga’s Fat Ham. Gottesman was a participant in Foobooz’s first ever Open Stove night at Cook. Back then he was planning on working in Jen Carroll’s Concrete Blonde kitchen.
Tonight, the Border Springs Lamb Farm stand at the Reading Terminal Market is hosting a free Industry night. Owner (shepherd), Craig Rogers will be on hand to show off his lamb and will be providing complimentary lamb and beer.
The event runs from 10 p.m. to midnight. Will ewe be there?
Border Springs Farm – Reading Terminal [Official Site]
Border Springs Lamb Farm has opened in the Reading Terminal Market. The stand (which is directly behind the Original Turkey stand, just off the center court) offers a cuts of lamb, plus lamb sausages and gyro loaves for retail sale. And just this week they’ve begun to roll out their prepared foods. When fully operational the stand will offer lamb-centric dishes for breakfast and lunch.
Today I tried the “Name that Sandwich.” It’s a gyro, made with Border Springs Lamb Farms lamb loaf but they cannot call it a gyro, since Olympia Gyros is the Terminal’s exclusive gyro provider. So if you’ve got a better name, tell owner Craig Rogers and you can win a gyro loaf. Some might complain that the sandwich was on the small side but the gyro meat, cooked up by chef Aaron Gottesman was flavorful and satisfying. It also provided me with room for a Miller’s Twist pretzel but not enough for one of Beiler’s donuts.
I look forward to returning to try more dishes, including the lamb kebabs in Korean marinade.
The second half of 2012 saw the Reading Terminal Market open Tubby Olive, Head Nut and Wursthaus Schmitz. Next up is Valley Shepherd Creamery, which is promised to be opening shortly. But that’s far from the only change on deck.
Nanee’s Kitchen will provide the option of samosas to Reading Terminal shoppers. KeVen Parker is bringing some soul back to the market with a take on his Miss Tootsie’s, set to replace Delilah’s.
And according to Michael Klein, Border Springs Farm will be bringing a lamb-centric booth to the market. The farm which is located in Patrick Springs, Virginia also has a stand in Washington DC’s Union Market. Expect frozen lamb cuts as well as ready to eat lamb pot pie, sausage and gyros. Check out this Philadelphia Real Estate Blog post on the DC stand.
‘Lamb Deli’ coming to Reading Terminal Market [The Insider]