Friday, February 5, 2016

Gutin + Cohen + Levin = Square Peg

The partners at Cuba Libre, with Matt Levin in the kitchen, say "spring" for their new joint at 10th and Walnut.

Gutin + Cohen + Levin = Square Peg


Restaurateurs Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen (Cuba Libre, GuestCounts Hospitality, 32˚) have settled on Square Peg as the name of their forthcoming eatery at 10th and Walnut Streets, a former Marathon Grill location. They're saying "March."

Matt Levin, last at the late Adsum after a turn at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, will do the food, which will be positioned as something-for-everyone American concept with such dishes as fried chicken tacos with coleslaw and black pepper caramel; and meat loaf with 24-hour-cooked onions and bacon-Heinz 57 marmalade. 

It'll be open for lunch and dinner daily (plus late night); weekend brunch will start shortly after the opening. 

All-day breakfast items will be on the menu. Daily plates will include pierogies with fried onions, thyme, bacon and buttermilk; Korean fried chicken with gojujan chili sauce; and a meatball sandwich with Italian goat cheese served on onion-parmesan rolls.

Beverage program will include domestic micro-distilled spirits and craft beers, plus cocktails and spiked milkshakes. Square Peg will be open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

Designer Owen Kamihira, whose work includes his own Bar Ferdinand, will install large-format art to complement the exposed brick walls, high ceilings and industrial steel beams.

The splash page is up now:, and it's on Twitter @SqrPg

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