Will BYOB has updated its menu for late winter. Chris Kearse has hearty dishes that might make you grateful that it’s cold out. Dishes like foie gras and rabbit terrine, whole roasted hen of the woods mushrooms and a Berkshire Pork neck and sausage might just be enough for you to forgive this winter.
Also coming up at Will, a special “Heart” menu on February 18th.
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Korean Rib Tacos | Photo by Danya Heninger
Last night marked the opening of Sancho Pistola’s, the second bar from Adan Trinidad, Joe Gunn and Casey Parker, the team behind Center City’s Jose Pistola’s. The bar at 19 W Girard Avenue is turning out serious Mexican dishes and serving up Pistola’s signature great beer.
The food here struck us as a bit more authentically Mexican than what we’ve enjoyed at Jose Pistola’s. Those most authentic dishes were also the most successful as I would rank the spicy pork tacos ahead of the Korean rib tacos and I’d also highly recommend the black bean soup, which was just what the doctor ordered on a very cold night. Well that and some mezcal.
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Yesterday, Jason Cichonski teased a corner of his menu for his upcoming Old City bar, The Gaslight. Today, we’ve got the whole thing. The menu is broken down into Chips & Dips, Wings, Sam’iches, Small Bites, Big Plates and Desserts. More than just straight up bar food, dip here includes whipped foie gras and the sandwiches include pulled duck and lamb meatloaf.
Cichonski tells us they want to open softly, so no opening date has been announced but the opening will be soon.
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Nomad Pizza’s new outpost at 13th and Locust has softly opened. The Roman-style pizzeria was serving guests last night and will do so again this evening as they continue to test things out.
The menu consists of salads, meatballs and twelve pizzas. Pizzas range in price from teh $11 Marinara to the $19 Truffle Pecorino.
The grand opening is set for Friday, October 25th.
Nomad Roman Opening Menu (image)
Nomad Roman [Foobooz]
Chef John Brandt-Lee has just launched new summer menus at both of his restaurants – Avalon Restaurant in West Chester and Avalon Bistro in Downingtown. The menu at Avalon Bistro now features a sandwich section and an express dinner for two that includes five shared small plates for $39.
Here are links to the new menus:
Avalon Restaurant in West Chester – Summer Menu
Avalon Bistro in Downingtown - Summer Menu
Woody’s is now serving Paesano’s sandwich. The menu will look familiar to Paesano’s fans but there is the addition of Paesano’s Classic Cheesesteak. We’ll have more from Paesano’s at Woody’s tomorrow.
Paesano’s Philly Style [Facebook]
Last week, Jason Sheehan recapped his first meal at Serpico on South Street complete with some shots of the food and the menu. But for those of you who want to see Peter Serpico’s whole menu and maybe even print it out in order to go over it with a fine tooth comb, here is that full menu.
Opening Serpico menu (PDF)
Serpico [Official Site]
Photo via Starr Restaurants
Back in April we gave you details on a.bar, the sister restaurant to a.kitchen that is opening this summer. Now we have a full menu, featuring some snacks, an extensive raw bar highlighted by the American white sturgeon caviar, seafood like barbecued octopus, charcuterie, and an ice cream sandwich. The menu is short and sophisticated, much like the a.kitchen menu. We have not gotten our hands on a drink menu yet, but expect we have been promised a wine list designed to match with the seafood menu.
a.bar Opening Menu (PDF)
On Wednesday we told you that Avalon BYOB The Diving Horse is opening for the season on Tuesday, May 21. Well, now we have a sneak peek of what the menu will be like for Memorial Day weekend. And with the praise given to Fitler Dining Room, interest in the Pub & Kitchen crew’s third restaurant is sure to heat up. Dishes like oysters on the half shell, chilled carrot soup, cape may scallops, and soft shell crab make The Diving Horse a good option for one of the first meals of your summer.
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Casey Parker and Joe Gunn’s Jose Pistola’s has been a great place for beer since it opened. But the food has definitely had its ups and downs. But with hiring of Adán Trinidad, food will be one more reason to head to the Center City bar. Trinidad has most recently working and creating menus for Richard Sandoval Restaurants. He is known to Philadelphians for his time as chef de cuisine at Fish and his stint at Stephen Starr’s El Vez.
Trinidad has just rolled out a new menu which is much much more aggressive than some of its past efforts. The Mexican menu features multiple types of guacamole and salsa plus some exciting ceviche, queso fundido and sopes. Of special note is the Random section of the menu which includes mole meatballs and carnitas steamed buns.
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