Michael Falcone describes the seasonal, local, and sustainable food as a mix of the two-bell Funky Lil' Kitchen and the food truck, and calls the atmosphere "modern vintage."
The new shop will offer a fried chicken sandwich as well as burgers and a few Korean staple dishes.
Starr said in a brief phone conversation Sunday that the restaurant - in the Aloft hotel on Collins Avenue - had underperformed.
For those counting at home, that's 10 days, opposed to the traditional 12 days (two full weeks minus the Saturdays).
"The biggest question that we get now is, 'Are you guys opening up again? Can I get some rice pudding? Can I get some of the baked beans?' "
It will be on the Arch Street side, near the pianist, in a Sunday "day stall."
Food will cover the Levant and it's enormous - stretching from Frankford Avenue all the way back to Front Street.
"Nobody's making super-creative breakfast or lunch," he says. "How much French toast and red velvet pancakes can we eat? Philly is such a traditional, blue-collar town, but I think it's ready for something different."
Expected opening is the third week of August, "but you know how that goes," co-owner Tom Kwiatkowski said.
Olivier Desaintmartin, a master chef of France, says he wants to devote more time to Zinc and to his flagship, Caribou Cafe.
Pies will remain $8, in effect still a buck a slice.
Union Taco's menu includes tacos, tortas, salads, burritos and side dishes, as well as milkshakes.
Chef Marc Murphy is coming in to cook with Greg Vernick, Rich Landau, and Pat O'Malley.