Jezabel Careaga, chef-owner of the Argentine-influenced Jezabel’s Café at 26th and Pine Streets, plans to branch out to West Philadelphia with a new shop opening this spring.
Jezabel's Studio (208 S. 45th St.) will mix food and retail in its 400 square feet: an area for guests to enjoy teas, including a mate tea that she has created for the shop as well as her signature empanadas and alfajores, the Argentine shortbread cookies that she learned to make back home.
Careaga will host demonstrations in its small kitchen and will offer her monthly Pop-Up Bar de Pinchos (now offered on the second Thursday night at her Fitler Square location), where patrons BYOB and eat pinchos.
The retail side will include home accessories, such as kitchen towels and aprons handmade in Argentina, plus items that Careaga made herself at Philadelphia's NextFab, such as wooden cutting boards, coffee tables, end tables, and butler stands.
Jezabel's was known as Gavin's Cafe from its founding in 2010 till last year.