Lima Mist Cocktail at V Street
V Street’s first Instagram photo announces that the vegan bar from Vedge’s Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby is now open. The bar is located at 126 S 19th Street, just off of Rittenhouse Square. The attractive spot serves a menu of small plates, influenced by street food from around the world.
UPDATE: V Street will not be open tonight, Friday, October 17th but will have its grand opening tomorrow.
V Street [Foobooz]
Photo via Facebook
At this year’s VegFest back in June, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby’s soon-to-open vegan restaurant, V Street, was doling out some taco-type creations that looked seriously delicious, and I was dying—I mean dying—to get my hands on one. But sadly, the line was just too darn long. My friend was visiting from out of town, and she refused to spend her entire weekend waiting in line for tacos. Understandable, I guess.
Anyway, now that our friends over at Foobooz have released the menu for V Street’s soon-to-open Rittenhouse location, I have so much more of the restaurant’s creations to pine over than just tacos.
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Rich Landau is in the final stretch for his about to open V Street, just off of Rittenhouse Square. Landau is promising V Street will be a vegan street food bar because “you just can’t get a good Langos or Jallab in Philly.”
The menu is broken down into “Street Snacks (papdums with whipped dal), “Market” plates (langos with sauerkraut puree and smoked chioggia beets) and “Hot Pots,” (funky kimchee stew) sections. Inspiration comes from street food from around the world. Landau promises bold flavors and lots of spice.
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The forces of Rittenhouse Row, Kevin Sbraga, and Danielle DelRe, of Starr Restaurants, have come together to create an event that will be one to remember. From August 4th to the 7th, the restaurants of Rittenhouse Row will prepare meals unlike the ones on the traditional menus and give you a dining experience that is one of a kind. As of right now, 18 members will participate in the Rittenhouse Row Culinary Collective, but the list is growing.
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Tomorrow, Saturday, June 14th is Philadelphia’s first VegFest. The outdoor festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the shambles at Headhouse Square. The event features speakers, cooking demos and of course, lots of vegetarian food vendors.
Among the highlights, Vedge’s Rich Landau, freshly back from Paris will be showing off the plant-based cuisine that will be part of his new endeavor, V Street.
In addition to the food, speakers and cooking demos, the afternoon will also feature veg-friendly vendors and live music.
Philly VegFest [Official]
Korean tempeh tacos
Vance Lehmkuhl of Philly.com’s V for Vegan sits down with Vedge’s Rich Landau to discuss plans for Landau’s Rittenhouse bar, V Street. Landau lifted the curtain on the highly anticipated vegan bar a bit during the Rittenhouse Row Festival but Lehmkuhl gets a bit more out of him.
Most notably, Landau plans to continue to push vegan cuisine forward, not vegan-izing meat dishes but by producing edgy dishes that will appeal to a “food warrior.”
Landau’s V Street may alter space-time continuum [Philly.com]
Just a quick reminder for all of you out there still firming up your weekend plans. The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival is this weekend, and if you’re still wondering whether or not it’s worth cramming yourself in with thousands of your fellow Philadelphians, there’s this to consider:
Saturday’s party will, among other things, serve as the first public tasting of the food from V Street–the new, casual vegan bar and restaurant from the Vedge crew, coming to 19th Street. They’re going to be serving Korean seitan tacos, vegan soft-serve and rutabaga red chile salad. And while yes, those 11 words may cause the carnivores in the crowd to recoil in horror, let’s all just remember that radishes didn’t really sound all that exciting either until the Vedge crew got a hold of them.
UPDATE: Rich Landau from V Street reached out with some new intel on V Street’s debut. He says: “I don’t know if it’s to late but I just wanted to let you know that our menu has changed a bit.We couldn’t score a soft serve machine in time so we are doing slutty brownies instead. We are also doing Korean tofu tacos and instead of the rutabaga salad we are doing an Israeli cous cous & garbanzo salad with spicy zhoug.”
The festivities start at noon and will run ’til 6pm, rain or shine (or flooding or structural collapse). Check out the link below for all the information you need.
Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival [Official]
Our pals at Foobooz have some fun new details on the vegan spot coming to Rittenhouse, courtesy of the meat-free geniuses at Vedge. I’m sure more than a few of you are on the edges of your seats here.
First off, the restaurant officially has a name—V Street—and it’s going to center around an international street-food concept. Mmmmm. I definitely like the sound of that.
V Street will open at 126 South 19th Street. Head over to Foobooz for more details from Vedge’s Rich Landau.
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It’s been a while since we had any news on the new restaurant coming from Vedge’s Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. We knew that it was coming to Rittenhouse–specifically to 126 S. 19th Street which, yes, is the space right next door to Zama–and that it was set to open in the spring. But everything else about the place was a mystery.
Right up until Landau reached out this morning with some new details.
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