Saturday, November 28, 2015

Restaurant notes: Azure team resurfacing in Fishtown; new French BYO in Berwyn

Interstate Draft House is taking over Moe's.

Restaurant notes: Azure team resurfacing in Fishtown; new French BYO in Berwyn


Father and son Bob and Brandon Bitros, whose last restaurant was Azure in Northern Liberties (now Cantina Dos Segundos), are taking over the former Moe's, an old man bar at 1235 E. Palmer St. in Fishtown, around the corner from Kraftwork. Interstate Draft House, opening in two to three months, will be a beer pub ("not a gastropub," Bob Bitros cautions) with 16 American beers on tap. Food from onetime Azure chef Julio Rivera will be "local from all over the country," as Bitros puts it, and will include his signature beef and seitan tips from Azure.

Berwyn is getting a French BYOB this weekend from chef Maurice de Ramus -- whose past includes cooking at Onasis (a Greek BYOB in Cherry Hill), chef-ownership at Zen (a sushi-ist in Northern Liberties), and opening chef for A La Maison (the French BYO in Ardmore). At La Petite Maison, he's sharing space with Royal Tea Cafe, a tea supplier in a Victorian house at 720 Lancaster Ave. It's dinner only for now, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m., with entrees in the mid- to upper-$20s (610-450-6133).
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