Wednesday, February 10, 2016

City Tap House sets May 10 opening

It\'s on the balcony of the Radian in University City.

City Tap House sets May 10 opening


May 10 is the target opening of City Tap House on the Radian's balcony (3925 Walnut St. University City, 215-662-0105), more than 14 months in the making.

Salient point: 60 beers on tap, including Tripel Karmeliet, Hitachino Nest White, Ace Pear Cider, and Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale.

Owners Brian Harrington, Gary Cardi, Chris Coco, and Frank Falesto, who also run such establishments as Mission Grill, Field House, and Public House, have gone with a timber-framed, mountain-lodge look, using reclaimed wood, slate tile, and a hammered copper bar top, from Partridge Architects.

There are five outdoor fire pits overlooking Walnut Street, upstairs from Capogiro and Bobby's Burger Palace.

The much-traveled Al Paris (Zanzibar Blue, Mantra) is chef. Menu ($6-$19) will include crispy Gulf oysters with horseradish aioli, Johnny cakes and pickled red onion; Lancaster lamb "Merguez" sausage with red pepper hummus, flatbread, marinated olives and feta; roasted beet salad with radicchio, goat cheese croutons, haricot vert and orange-rosemary vinaigrette; center-cut pork chop with apple-fennel mash and roasted pepper salad; and several varieties of mussels.

Lunch/dinner, seven days.

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