Little Bit of New Orleans Is Coming to North Broad

Beignets on North Broad.

Beignets on North Broad.

James Jennings, the new editor of our sibling blog, Property has the details on Eric Blumenfeld’s newest North Broad project, the Studebaker Building at 667 N Broad Street. Currently, it’s the home of Stephen Starr’s catering operation and when the project is completed, that will still be the case, but there will also be a bit of New Orleans in the building.

Serial Creole restaurateur, John Mims will be opening two establishments in the building. Tremé will be a live music venue with a 75-seat bar area and 50-seat fine-dining room. Mims, who owns Carmine’s Act 2 in Narberth last cooked in Philadelphia at Les Bons Temps on 12th Street. That partnership didn’t work out and he is excited to get back into the city proper.

The bar area of Tremé will offer a large stage for live music and a menu that will offer a small plate menu till 2 a.m. with a menu of po boys, shrimp and grits, and more. In the dining area, Mims promises to bring a true Haute Creole menu to Philadelphia.

Next door to Tremé, Mims will open Cafe Beignet, an ode to New Orleans’ Cafe du Monde. The cafe will specialize in beignets and coffee.

Mims and EB Realty Management’s Chris Cordaro were noncommittal when it came to a timeframe. Mims will keep Carmine’s Act 2 in Narberth.

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