Momofuku’s Peter Serpico Opening in Philadelphia

So that bombshell Michael Klein promised us for the weekend? It is that Peter Serpico, the former culinary director in David Chang’s Momofuku empire is coming to Philadelphia. Craig LaBan spills the details; Stephen Starr is bringing the New Yorker to Philadelphia and 604 South Street (the former Foot Locker) to open Serpico, a 52-seat open kitchen restaurant. Expect the vibe and menu to be similar of the hugely popular Momofuku.

In addition to being the culinary director in the Momofuku empire, Serpico was the opening chef at Momofuku Ko which won the 2009 James Beard award for Best New Restaurant and has been awarded two Michelin stars.

This is the second success in what we’re calling Stephen Starr’s producing days. The music-lover has long list of restaurant hits, but with collaborations with Brooklyn’s Fette Sau and now Serpico, it makes us think he’s in his, producing phase, combining with others to create hits.

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