Something's Twisted

   Just when we endured a rash of "Farmer"-named restaurants, here
   comes "Twisted."

    In the next several weeks, George Reilly's The Twisted Tail -- a
    serious "bourbon house and Southern charcoal bistro" where the
    Kildare's on Second Street near South was -- should be cranking out the blues.

Around the same time, chef/caterer Ernie Pio plans to open Twisted Kitchen at 808 Bethlehem Pike in Colmar. (The restaurant, which replaces Mazzeo's, is behind a gun shop and across the highway from one of the region's best, and misspelled, Italian takeout spots, Goomba's Pizzaria.)

Pio calls Twisted Kitchen a tribute to American road food, open seven days for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The restaurant, with funky lighting, bronze and black walls, and glass block mosaic (plus a 10-seat counter at the open kitchen), will also serve as the production kitchen for Pio’s catering business, which will feature the same menu of regionally inspired dishes. 

Pio's specialties, all moderate-priced, include roast pork and beef sandwiches, soups and chili; “street tacos”; flatbreads; seven mac & cheese options; burgers, hot dogs and sausages; sandwiches including chicken cutlets with broccoli rabe, and meatballs with mozzarella; signature salads; Lancaster County-style chicken & dumplings; pot pies; and French Fries with nine topping options. For breakfast/brunch: crème brûlée French toast; pancakes, crepes and omelets; ambrosia; parfaits; and breakfast hash options.