Tale of the Tape: Koo Zee Doo

koo zee dooKoo Zee Doo has opened on 2nd Street between Spring Garden and Fairmount. The BYOB is named for the phonetic spelling of cozida a Portuguesa, a traditional Portuguese stew. The menu will of course be Portuguese and feature small bites, soups, salads, family style specialties and a section dedicated to grilled meats.

The Owners

  • David Gilberg and wife Carla Goncalves
  • David Gilberg
    • Most recently at Bar Ferdinand
    • Prior to that was at Ugly American
  • Carla Goncalves
    • Her biscuits from Ugly American are still talked about
    • Experience at:
      • Coquette
      • Matyson
      • Loie

The Food

  • Menu inspired by the dishes of Goncalves’ mother’s recipes
  • Those biscuits will be available at lunch starting in November
  • Monthly tasting dinners will feature menus inspired by former Portuguese colonies
  • Menu highlights include:
    • Bolinhos de Couve e Pimentos – Collard greens & red pepper croquettes
    • Açorda de Beldroegas sopas – Bread soup with purslane, mushrooms, cheese and poached egg
    • Coelho à Caçador – Stewed rabbit with potatoes
    • Sandes de Salame de Chocolate – Chocolate salami and mousse sandwich
  • Full Menu at koozeedoo.com

Koo Zee Doo
614 N 2nd St

For more on Koo Zee Doo, check out:

Koo Zee Doo Brings Family-Style Portuguese Fare to NoLibs [Grub Street]
Dining Bites
[The Insider]
Koo Zee Doo to bring Portuguese flavors to NoLibs [Meal Ticket]