Friday, February 12, 2016

Chickens near Rittenhouse Square

Rotisseur is soft-opening on 21st Street.

Chickens near Rittenhouse Square

Rotisseur is next to Slate on 21st Street.
Rotisseur is next to Slate on 21st Street.

This week marks the soft opening of Rotisseur, a cafe/takeout on 21st Street between Chestnut and Sansom Streets.

For now, lifelong pals Dean Kitagawa and Aaron Matzkin are serving rotisserie chicken (and sides) in their 23-seater in a former dress boutique (215-496-9494).

A Friend of The Insider reports: "Had a dark meat quarter with sides of fried kale seasoned with garlic and an excellent red potato salad with celery and onions. Regular price is $6.25. This week they're offering a 15% discount." A half-chicken is $8, a whole is $14. Meal deals are available, too, such as a half-chicken and two sides for $10.

Kitagawa says they're opening about 5 or 5:30 p.m. daily this week and next week, and stay open till they're sold out.

The menu will be expanded to additional rotisserie proteins.

Staff Writer
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