Brick & Mortar–the new spot from ex-Franklin Mortgage partner Mike Welsh–isn’t open yet, but it just made Details magazine’s list of the Most Anticipated Bar Openings of 2015. Which is nice, right? It was the only Philly spot to get a mention, and got tagged for its promise of “quality drinks served quickly, [including] wine on tap, bottled and batched cocktails, and low-alcohol libations to keep locals sitting on barstools long into the night.”
Brick & Mortar–the new neighborhood joint being opened at 12th and Pearl by ex Franklin Mortgage partner Michael Welsh–has gone and gotten itself an executive chef.
Brian Ricci, coming off a turn as exec at Kennett and ex of Django, Supper and Pub & Kitchen, will be running the kitchen for Welsh. No word yet on what, exactly, Ricci might be doing with the menu (though we hear there will be some rotisserie stuff, and Ricci’s got a strong streak of British gastropub in him, plus a bit of Indian street food from his time at Danny Meyer’s Tabla in NYC), but you’ll know as soon as we do.
Brick & Mortar is looking to get open some time in late November.
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Zagat has the scoop on Brick & Mortar, a new restaurant and bar from Franklin Mortgage alum Mike Welsh. Welsh, who was also involved in Lemon Hill is promising a neighborhood-friendly establishment in the Goldtex Building at 315 N 12th Street.
The 3,500 square foot space will offer enough room for 100 seats and will be open for lunch, brunch and dinner.
Check out Zagat for more details.
Brick & Mortar [Foobooz]
Remember back a couple weeks ago when we first heard about the new project going into the former (not so) Lucky 7 space in Fairmount? Back when we thought (oh-so-briefly…) that the new concept moving in was going to be called Biddle?
Yeah, well shortly after that we discovered that someone had been premature with the naming and that the place was not, in fact, going to be saddled with that too-cutesy moniker. We were hoping it would be called Welsh & Prensky’s Chicken ‘n Whiskey after partners Mike Welsh (of Franklin Mortgage) and Mitch Prensky (of Supper), but that didn’t fly either. The official name–Lemon Hill–was revealed a few days later, but now we have a few more details, including an opening date.
Restaurants come and restaurants go. And in Fairmount, the old Lucky 7 is out at 25th and Aspen Street and, by this December, the long-awaited, long-speculated sequel to the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. will be in. And its name?
Biddle. Something other than Biddle. Read more »