Quick Bites: Trysts, Blind Pigs & Milkboys
Georges Perrier is closing Le Bec-Fin in late June to do some renovations of the kitchen and to gut the downstairs Bar Lyonnais. The remodeled and larger space will be known as Tryst. [The Insider]
The Blind Pig is aiming to open by the end of May. The bar will open in the former Kong spot in Northern Liberties and promises it won’t be a gastropub despite an emphasis on craft beer and a pork-centric menu. [The Feast]
Hot Diggity will be an all-hot dog concept for the 600 block of South Street. The menu will be inspired by regional dogs and will also include a banh mi inspired Saigon Dog. Woof! [Meal Ticket]
Center City’s Milkboy coffeehouse and performance space at 11th and Chestnut is aiming to open in early July.
We’re not sure we’ve seen a concept move twice before it opened but that seems to be what’s going to happen with Chris Painter’s Il Pittore. Initially slated for the Ansill space, that deal fell through and the Deux Cheminees mansion was selected. Well the Feast is reporting that location is also off. So Stephen Starr’s culinary director is back to square one. [The Feast]
Former Philadelphia magazine food editor Ashley Primis is back on the food beat after over a year as Director of Special Projects for the Starr Restaurant Organization. Look for Primis in the Philadelphia Inquirer in coming weeks.