Photo by Alex Tewfik
Fans of Chip Roman‘s New American restaurant got some bad news yesterday when their Open Table reservations were cancelled through the end of July. There were some phone calls as well, and the reason given for the closure? Water damage.
We reached out to Roman to see what was up (because we weren’t the only ones skeptical about a three-week closure for a leaky pipe), and he responded thusly:
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Beginning this week, The Treemont at 231 South 15th Street started serving lunch. The menu is available Monday through Friday from 11 am to 2 pm.
It includes soups, salads and sandwiches, along with a few entrees.
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For all of you out there who think that life would be better without Yelp, here’s what happens.
The Treemont at 15th and Locust is adding brunch beginning this Sunday. Chip Roman’s Center City restaurant will be serving dishes like cured salmon rillette, French toast gratin, short rib with grits and fried egg, as well as the pictured burger with smoked onion jam. Brunch is served Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All plates come in under $20 and a cocktail list of a.m. friendly drinks like the “Twisted Lip,” vodka, orange curacao, lemon,
house-grenadine and sparkling wine comes in at $14 or less.
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The title may be misleading—last night’s event wasn’t all about booze. It was, as always, an impressive showdown between two extremely talented chefs. They came prepared, for sure; they came excited, no doubt; they cooked us a phenomenal meal. But while they were doing their thing behind the line, the alcohol was working its magic on the guests–mostly in the form of wine, tequila and an icy bottle of Grey Goose which (mysteriously…) didn’t last the night.
In the end and to say the least, we had a great time at Open Stove XXVII. But behind the line, one team had a better time than the other, so let’s recap and see how it all went down.
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On Monday, August 11th, Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C., and The Honigman Group joined Jamila Ryans, executive director of the DeMeco Ryans Foundation, and chef Chip Roman in hosting “Fashion Kicks,” benefiting the S. Weir Mitchell School in Southwest Philadelphia.
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Six-hour cured cobia at the Treemont | Photo by Courtney Apple
Philadelphia has so many great new restaurants that it’s hard to keep track of what to eat where. Here’s a cheat sheet of some of the best plates in the city to try right now.
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Chip Roman’s the Treemont is kicking off its happy hour program. Running from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Friday, the downstairs bar is offering drink and snack specials as well as complimentary “La Boite” Spiced Popcorn.
- $6 “Final Problem” Cocktail (rum, house ginger, lime cordial, soda)
- $5 Wine
- $4 Beer
- $3 “Snack of the Week” *This week’s is a Crispy Short Rib Rillette with Parmesan Cream
- Complimentary “La Boite” Spiced Popcorn
The Treemont [Foobooz]
Chip Roman’s first Center City restaurant, The Treemont, opened very quietly in the old Tietra’s location at 231 South 15th Street. And for a man with the successful mini-empire that he has, it should’ve been a much bigger deal. He brought in chef Rob Sidor (the guy behind the Inspiracle dinners and who, most recently, worked alongside Chris Kearse at Will), he rearranged the room (moved the entire staircase to the other side of the restaurant, as a matter of fact), prettied the whole place up–and now he’s bringing real quality to the restaurant black hole that is 15th Street.
Last week, I had the chance to check out the spot, as well as talk with Sidor about his food.
And yeah, I got to eat it, too.
Words and pictures, right this way…