Fond owners Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki and Tory Keomanivong are in the final stages of moving their BYOB nearby into a now-liquor-licensed corner of 11th and Tasker Streets, across from the Singing Fountain and steps off East Passyunk Avenue.
That sliver of South Philly is the town's most happening place. Stateside is humming across the street, as are Izumi and Chiarella's Ristorante (which seems to have taken Gordon Ramsay's advice to heart). Across Tasker, Joncarl Lachman is about a month from starting work on his Northern Euro BYO, Noord.
Fond, opening for dinner Thursday, Dec. 6, intends to keep the current menu and prices, adding a small bar menu. The seven-or-so-seat bar was fashioned from American walnut and the building's ceiling tiles. A private dining room right off the kitchen will seat 10 at a wooden table.
Alcohol: two beers on tap, three by the bottle; seven bottles of red, seven bottles of white; five of each by the glass, plus mixed drinks.
Their old place, at 1617 E. Passyunk, will remain empty, but Styer said they were kicking around a couple of ideas.