Chef Ed Brown, who runs the culinary show for caterer Restaurant Associates, has been shuttling between his New York base and Philly, as he's planning a restaurant inside the Art Alliance, on the edge of Rittenhouse Square.
Name will be Rittenhouse Tavern, and the opening is "early 2012." Brown is still searching for a chef de cuisine to run the day-to-day.
See Brown on NBC's Today show, showing holiday seafood appetizer recipes. (Link)