Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Industry in Pennsport caters to restaurant workers

Opening is Wednesday.

The Industry in Pennsport caters to restaurant workers

Wednesday, June 6 is the launch of The Industry (Reed Street and Moyamensing Avenue, 215-271-9500), a classic-looking neighborhood restau-bar named for the hospitality business..

Dave Garry and Heather Gleason of Center City’s Good Dog Bar and partner Tom Darby are the bosses.

Chef Pat Szoke (who's worked at The Farm and Fisherman, Vetri and Buddakan) has seasonally influenced dinner and weekend brunch menus. Dinner specialty: beer can poussin (chicken smoked over a beer can. Brunch: Hillbilly Philly (fried chicken topped with Cheddar and sausage gravy served on a biscuit).

Local artisan Ben McBrien added rustic touches to the former The Witch by installing ceiling lattice-work and an entire wall crafted from mixed timbers. An 18-seat bar and communal dining table was crafted from pieces of walnut. White subway-tiles frame the open kitchen, and the walls have black and white portraits of local hospitality pros.

Bar chief Bob Achilles will oversee a cocktail program as well as a rotating selection of 12 draft beers. The Industry’s wine list will offer five white and five reds by the glass.

Discounts will be offered to hospitality folk. It’s open at 4 p.m. for dinner daily (kitchen open till 1 a.m., bar till 2); weekend brunch is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch/brunch menu is here.

Dinner menu is here.
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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

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