Fishtown Stoner Destination Poe’s Sandwich Joint Burns Out
Pot provocateur turned sandwich artist N.A. Poe announced that the Frankford Avenue walk-up window will cease operations "effective immediately."
With the opening of Poe’s Sandwich Joint in Fishtown back in December, we thought that maybe standup comedian-turned-weed activist-turned-political candidate-turned-pot party host N.A. Poe (government name: Richard Tamaccio Jr.) had settled down for a while. Slinging lovingly-crafted stoner fare from a walk-up window on Frankford Avenue seemed like the perfect (legitimate) business for him to get into, and the unpretentious late-night spot was a welcome addition to Fishtown’s food landscape.
Alas, yesterday — just three days after he and his crew earned a Best of Philly for their funnel cake fries, crushable cheeseburgers, and bacon-ranch cutlet sandwiches — Poe announced on social media that the restaurant is closed, effective immediately.
“I’m not gonna bullshit you anymore because I consider us friends now,” he wrote on Instagram. “It breaks my little black heart to inform you that I’m going to have to shut down the joint at it’s [sic] current location.” The original post, now edited, included mention of a shady business loan and difficulties negotiating a long-term lease for the tiny space at 1429 Marlborough Street.
“Maybe I’ll become a mailman, or a transit cop, or get a job at the PPA and spend my days ticketing cars on Frankford Ave.
Who knows?!?!?!” Poe continued. “We’ll see which way the wind blows.”
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Hey guys, I’m not gonna bullshit you anymore because I consider us friends now. It breaks my little black heart to inform you that I’m going to have to shut down the joint at it’s current location. This is effective immediately. I wanna thank everyone in Fishtown that has warmly embraced my business, my family and our lighthearted pothead ethos. I’m gonna need some time away from the serotonin sucking social media shitshow while I try to wrap my head around this situation and figure out my next move. Maybe I’ll become a mailman, or a transit cop, or get a job at the PPA and spend my days ticketing cars on Frankford Ave. Who knows?!?!?! We’ll see which way the wind blows. Anyways, we had a lot of fun meeting ya and feeding ya. It was a wild ride that I will never forget. 💜💚💜💚 xoxopoe