Garces Alums Are Spreading Their Wings


El Poquito on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill

This week we’ve seen two sets of Garces alums open new restaurants. Former Garces director of operations, George Atterbury has opened El Poquito in Chestnut Hill. The Mexican restaurant takes over the Chestnut 7 property ad Atterbury has hired former JG Domestic chef de cuisine, Andrew Sabin as executive chef. El Poquito is open for dinner seven days a week.  Michael Klein reports that Atterbury already has a deal in place for a second location in a new development by the Christina River in Wilmington. Check out El Poquito’s menu here.

At 1080 Delaware Avenue, across from the SugarHouse Casino, Garces vet, Susan Vanvreede is the chef and manager of the just opened Dottie’s Dinette. Vanvreede is joined by another Garces alum, Brandon Hall. Dottie’s Dinette serves breakfast all day as well as a soup, salad, meatloaf and a variety of sandwiches. For photos, check out Klein’s report. Check out Dottie’s Dinette menu on their web site.

El Poquito [Foobooz]
Dottie’s Dinette [Foobooz]