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New lease

Great news! After working diligently for more than 18 months, I have finally signed a lease for a second restaurant. The new space is at 424 S. Bethlehem Pike, in Ft. Washington, near the convergence of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and 309 and just four miles from Alison at Blue Bell. I expect to open the second, yet-unnamed restaurant in Spring 2008.

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Don’t worry, the first restaurant will stay open too. I envision the new restaurant as a place where there will be enough space for you to walk in without reservations and get a table or just come to relax and enjoy a drink and snack at the bar. We’re designing this second space to have many of the amenities that you’ve been asking for – a full bar with a large selection of wines, beers and liquors, personal wine lockers, a private dining room, acceptance of credit cards and more.

And the icing on the cake is a much larger kitchen, planned by Mark Stech-Novak, who has designed some of the top restaurant kitchens in the world. This will allow me to offer tasting menus and maybe even a raw bar. There are lots of things on my wish list. Almost everything in the first restaurant is made from scratch, except the ice cream. Now, we can make that in-house as well. While it is still in the design stage, I’m even considering placing a chef’s table in the kitchen. Check this blog for frequent updates about our new space.

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Photos © Courtney Grant Winston

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