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Fat Ham Closes its Doors in the King of Prussia Mall

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Kevin Sbraga’s King of Prussia eatery the Fat Ham has closed its doors for good, ending an era for the chef and restaurateur.

“I’m just going to travel around the country with my knives and this grill for now,” he tweeted on June 17, with a photo of ribs atop a flaming grill, adding, “Let me know where I should come cook.”

It seems that this former Philadelphia restaurateur and 2010 winner of Bravo’s Top Chef reality show is set to head behind the scenes after his five restaurants, including namesake Sbraga in Philadelphia, have all successively folded. Though it’s unclear what led to the closures, patrons of the popular establishments have been surprised and disappointed to see these tasty and crafty establishments go.

Fat Ham in King of Prussia was one of two locations—the other in University City, which served up southern small plates and garnered recognition for its “hot chicken,” a dish native to Nashville that’s buttermilk fried, then tossed in a cayenne-based hot sauce. Other Fat Ham favorites included shrimp and grits, honey lavender chicken wings, baked macaroni and cheese and a slew of sliders. Barrel-aged whiskeys rounded out the southern punch at this well-liked eatery.

Mall goers can find solace in the likes of Mistral and a medley of seasonally inspired chain restaurants and pubs. The spicy, chef-driven Fat Ham will surely be missed.

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