Friday, July 31, 2015

Main Line getting Avenue Kitchen

Coming to Villanova.

Main Line getting Avenue Kitchen

Avenue Kitchen will take part of the former Maia at 789 Lancaster Ave. in Villanova. (Staff photo)
Avenue Kitchen will take part of the former Maia at 789 Lancaster Ave. in Villanova. (Staff photo)

Dana Smith Farrell, a partner in the Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bars in Glen Mills and University City, is going solo this spring with a new restaurant-bar at 789 Lancaster Ave. in Villanova.

She is taking a portion of the space previously occupied by Maia and Mixx in the center behind the Villanova post office and just off the Blue Route.

She says she'll offer a fresh and uncomplicated concept called Avenue Kitchen.

The idea, said Farrell, is to pair modern American cuisine with the classics. (Farrell has the classics in her past because she founded Classic Diner with her former husband.) The chef and partner is her brother, Greg Smith, a Culinary Institute of America grad who has worked for Georges Perrier, Jean-Marie Lacroix, and Chris Scarduzio.

Industrial chic interior from Sandvold Blanda Architecture + Interiors. will include Emeco chairs made from recycled Coke bottles and reclaimed wood tabletops from Provenance Architecturals.
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