We’ve always been fans of chef John Mims’ creole cooking, no matter where he has landed—Havertown, Bryn Mawr, Phoenixville, and most recently his return to Narberth, at Carmine’s Creole Act II. In fact, we’ve named his restaurant one of the best BYOB’s for many years. Now Mims is relocating again, this time his—and wife Kerri’s—new venture is a Philadelphia restaurant, Treme (677 N. Broad St.).Of course, that brings sad news to the Main Line: Carmine’s Creole Act II has already closed while Mims works on his new concept.The announcement was recently made on the restaurant’s Facebook page:“Our Narberth location is now closed. We look forward to serving you at our new restaurant, Treme, which is scheduled to open this Spring at 677 North Broad Street in Philadelphia. Treme will feature a full bar and live music. We are extremely excited about it and will keep all of you posted on its progress. Thank you all so very much for your patronage. Our customers have been the most loyal and wonderful people we could have ever had the pleasure to serve. All outstanding gift certificates will be honored at Treme. In the meantime we will be offering catering so please contact us if interested. Sincerely and with great affection!! John & Kerri Mims”Keep an eye on The Main Course for all the details on Treme’s spring 2016 opening.
Carmine’s Pumpkin-spiced scallops//Photo by Jared Castaldi.