News of the Fat Ham and Kevin Sbraga
Last night, Kevin Sbraga showed off his Little Fat Ham at a media preview of Spruce Street Harbor Park. The Hot Fish, a seafood take on the Fat Ham’s hot chicken warmed the curious on a cool spring night. But that’s far from the only news coming from the Sbraga camp this week. Sbraga officially announced what we told you about on April 1st, the Fat Ham is opening a location at the King of Prussia Mall.
The King of Prussia location of the Fat Ham is slated to open late this summer. The 1,400 square foot, 67-seat restaurant will join more than 50 new stores and eateries in the mall’s expansion. In addition to Sbraga’s take on Southern comfort food, KoP’s Fat Ham will also offer shoppers and eaters a top-notch, whiskey-centric beverage program.
Sbraga, the winner of Top Chef season seven, will also be returning to television as a member of Masterchef’s guest chef panel this spring. Sbraga will join Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and other judges including Wolfgang Puck, Aarón Sánchez, Edward Lee and Richard Blais as 40 home cooks compete for the Masterchef title. The show debuts Wednesday, June 1st on FOX.
In other news, Sbraga Dining’s Director of Operations, Ben Fileccia is moving on to Reserve, the reservations and payment startup that is taking on the likes of OpenTable. Fileccia, who has won a Best of Philly award as Best General Manager at Sbraga, will be the company’s Philadelphia general manager. What isn’t clear if Fileccia will be losing his suits for the t-shirts and cargo shorts of the tech sector.