Little Fish Returns to Queen Village; Salt & Pepper Heads to East Passyunk

BYOBs are shaking things up in South Philly

Ahoy, Little Fish fans! Mike Stollenwerk’s beloved Queen Village BYOB, which closed back in April, will reopen. In Queen Village. But not in the exact same location.

Stollenwerk will take over the space at 746 South 6th Street that currently houses BYOB Salt & Pepper on December 1. He’ll remain closed for a month to make some cosmetic renovation and hopes to re-open it as Little Fish on New Year’s Eve with the same handwritten Little Fish menu as he served at the previous location, cooked by Chad Jenkins, the same sous chef from the previous location. And it will be BYOB.  The only difference: “We’ll have two more seats than we had at Little Fish,” says Stollenwerk.

Salt & Pepper is also moving: to 1623 East Passyunk Avenue, into the space that most recently was home to Michael’s Cafe. While owner Robert Reilly says he’ll keep the menu mostly the same, while broadening to include bistro classics like steak frites; he plans on adding a burger. The new S&P will also have a liquor license, although Reilly says he’ll let customers BYO on select nights of the week. He also plans to eventually serve a beer he’s been creating with Prism Brewing’s Rob DeMaria. Salt & Pepper will close its doors at its current location on Wednesday, November 24. Reilly says he hopes to have the new East Passyunk Salt & Pepper open by early December.

As for Fathom Seafood House, Mike Stollenwerk’s other restaurant project we previewed in August (a rustic seafood-centric bar at 200 East Girard Avenue, Fishtown); he says he hopes to have that open by the end of next week. He’s just waiting on the go-ahead from the Health Department. Check out a sneak peek of Fathom’s menu here.