Soft-opening for Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen

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Shannon Dougherty and Liz Petersen are in soft-opening mode for Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen at Cedar and Norris in Fishtown (aka 2370 E. Norris St., across from Loco Pez, 215-423-5400).

The two spent 6½ years on Northern Liberties' Liberties Walk with their BYO/catering operation A Full Plate Cafe.

They have taken on partners Mindy Spellman, and Erin and Anthony Scavuzzo, who is bar manager, while obtaining a liquor license. Fifteen beer taps.

Cedar Point has a vaguely industrial look. There's also a large deck for outdoor dining. 

Dougherty, the chef, describes the food as "70s housewife meets Southern comfort food."  Lots of vegetarian and vegan items. Supper menu is here. Lunch/brunch menu is here.

Hours: Monday through Friday for lunch (11 to 3), bar menu (3-5), dinner (5-11), late night (11-1). On weekends, there's brunch (10-3), bar menu (3-5), dinner (5-11), late night (11-2).

Fishtown also awaits April's opening of Mugshot Diner (2424 E. York St.), just down the way from the outstanding Coffee House Too.

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