Almost ready for its close-up: Mac's Tavern, the real-life Philly bar at 226 Market St. from a band of St. Joseph's Prep alumni including It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator/star Rob McElhenney.
Targeted opening is the beginning to the middle of next week (May 24-ish).
The partners have hired Michael Suminski, most recently chef at the just-closed Ortlieb's Jazzhaus, as chef. Suminski started his career at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, Calif., under Mario Batali. He also cooked at the now-defunct Azure in Northern Liberties. His gastro menu will be buttressed by 17 beers on tap, plus many bottles.
And block out the evening of June 23, won'tcha? See, the entire cast of It's Always Sunny will be in town that week for its annual round of exterior shooting, and there will be a "red-carpet" grand opening party, says partner Eric Vesotsky.