A sales brochure from Precision Realty Group making the rounds is seeking a tenant for 1519 Walnut St., at one time in the heart of Center City's restaurant row when such giants as Le Bec-Fin, Circa, Susanna Foo and Striped Bass were destinations.
For the last several months, it has been trading as Tira Misu, a Roman Jewish restaurant. Chef Alberto Del Bello opened it in 1995 as Il Portico, a swish Italian. At the time, he ran Tira Misu on Fifth Street near South.
Del Bello brushed off my suggestion that Tira Misu's days may be numbered, saying, "I'm going full speed ahead here."
The brochure touts: