Archive: May, 2010
Michael Klein, Philly.com
My vote for the most stunning new restaurant is not the kitschy fun that is El Rey, or the drama that is R2L, or the sexiness that permeates Chifa -- but a humbler endeavor.
It's Kraftwork, a corner bar opening Friday 5/7 at Girard and Montgomery Avenues in Fishtown with 24 beer lines (plus a 25th from a hand pump). Adam Ritter, who owns Sidecar at 22d and Christian Streets, is operating it for the family that owns the building. The family is in the steel and iron business in New Jersey.
I can't tell if it's a pub or an art gallery, and frankly that doesn't matter. The look harkens perfectly to Fishtown's blue-collar past.