Bryan Sikora, who opened a.kitchen at the AKA Rittenhouse Square in June 2011, tells me he was let go today by operator David Fields with no warning - much less a going-away party that may have been fitting for the chef that helped put the bistro on the map.
Sikora's departure was a foregone conclusion, as both men confirmed in February that Sikora was leaving in the "late spring or early summer" to open another restaurant.
Well, it is spring.
Sikora said he was opening La Fia, a bakery, market and bistro, in new space at 421 N. Market St. in Wilmington. He said he expects to get control of the space in May and hopes to be open in June.