Pub & Kitchen Announces New Chef, Renovations Date

Pub & Kitchen will be closing for two weeks of renovations starting on April 1st. But the big news is that Eli Collins has come on board as executive chef.

Collins was most recently executive chef of Daniel Boulud’s DBGB in New York City. Collins, a Scranton native is no stranger to Philadelphia, having worked at Supper and Daniel Stern’s Gayle, where he first met P&K’s Ed Hackett. Collins also helped out during the opening two weeks of Pub & Kitchen back in 2008.

Collins is promising a new burger made of beef patties ground in-house as well as house-made sausages, similar to what he has been doing at DBGB. Another new dish on the menu, a twist on vitello tonnato is made with a black olive tapenade poached veal leg, served chilled over a smoked egg salad with dandelion greens and anchovy vinaigrette.

Pub & Kitchen Renovation

Pub & Kitchen will close for renovations on April 1st and is aiming to reopen on Monday, April 15th. Ian Chapin, who the Pub & Kitchen crew employed to design the recently opened Fitler Dining Room is overseeing the renovations. Among the changes will be enhanced lighting, refinished floors and new furniture. Also on the agenda, redone restrooms and additional taplines.  The renovation won’t leave the space unrecognizable, but should feel improved.

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