Sunday, February 7, 2016

Fur real: Good Dog going into Northern Liberties

The renowned bar has taken a space at the Piazza at Schmidt's for a comfort-food pub called the Swift Half.

Fur real: Good Dog going into Northern Liberties


David Garry and Heather Gleason of Good Dog, the bar and burger destination on 15th Street north of Locust, are opening a spot called The Swift Half at the Piazza at Schmidts, the new mixed-use development along Second Street south of Girard. If you're driving south on Second Street, it's to your left in the building as you pass Bar Ferdinand on the right. (And while you're at it, Bunky, slow down. Second Street is not a drag strip anymore.)

"Upscale comfort food with a western European twist" is how Garry, a native of County Cork, describes it. It won't be a Good Dog, though there will be a quality burger on the menu. "I don't think the city's big enough for two Good Dogs," Garry says.

Target is May 16.

The "swift half," by the way, is that last gulp from your pint on your way out.

Also in the complex: Vino, an Italian, and Darlings, a diner, both due to open within weeks.

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