Union League’s New BYOB


The members-only Union League of Philadelphia is opening a mini-BYOB version of itself in Stone Harbor, NJ.

Seven Mile Times reports that Stone Harbor will be home to the new club, named The Bungalow, and it opened the doors to its members on May 28th. Union League General Manager Jeff McFadden says, “The Jersey shore, especially Stone Harbor and Avalon, proved to be a natural site since so many members frequent it.”

Right now, the Union League of Philadelphia has three dining options/rooms inside of it: Café Meredith, Founders and 1862 by Martin Hamann. And in less than one week, they’ll have turned what used to be The Back Yard at 220 81st Street, into their first remote outpost, ever, in their long, storied history.

The Bungalow’s kitchen will be helmed by chef de cuisine Ed Vadden, and the food coming out of it will be “Jersey Provencal”. Think Jersey summertime staples—tomatoes, sweet corn, zucchini flowers, scallops, tilefish, bass, peaches and blueberries, all done in a Mediterranean style common to southern France’s Provence region. 

“The Bungalow’s patrons can look forward to dishes seasoned with lots of herbs like thyme, basil and chives, touches of garlic and splashes of olive oil.”

A League of Its Own Union League Opening Restaurant in Stone Harbor [Seven Mile Times]

Union League [Twitter]