Thursday, August 27, 2015

Restaurant notes: The Farm and Fisherman

Farm to table, on Pine Street.

Restaurant notes: The Farm and Fisherman

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Colleen Kelly and Josh Lawler in the dining room of their new BYOB on Pine Street, The Farm & Fisherman. (Photo: MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff)
Colleen Kelly and Josh Lawler in the dining room of their new BYOB on Pine Street, The Farm & Fisherman. (Photo: MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff) MICHAEL BRYANT

Chefs-spouses Josh Lawler and Colleen Kelly-Lawler are gearing up for Thursday, March 10's opening night of The Farm and Fisherman, their 30-seat, white-tablecloth BYOB at 1120 Pine St. (267-687-1555), in the former Paul.

Lawler, a Conshohocken native and Drexel grad most recently chef de cuisine at the farm-to-table mecca Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Upstate New York, plans to celebrate regional and sustainable produce, meat, and fish.

Kelly-Lawler, also a Drexel grad and a chef in her own right, will run the front of the house. ("I see more of her now than I ever did," Lawler said.)

In his tiny kitchen, working with one assistant, Lawler will bring in whole animals, changing the menu frequently to reflect the parts that he happens to be butchering. "With the space I'm given, I have to use everything up," he said.

Prices will range from $8 to $15 for small-to-medium-sized plates and $20 to $29 for entrees.

It will be open for dinner Tuesdays through Sundays.

Here is the opening menu.

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