Established way back in 1743, Brittingham’s Irish Pub & Restaurant of Lafayette Hill had undergone a big-time revamp. Only the historic bar area remains intact. New owners Randy Feinberg and David Eckelmeyer called in former Pub & Kitchen chef Jonathan Adams to consult with executive chef Joseph Frost (Brasserie Perrier) on the new Irish-influenced bar menu. Lemon Hill’s Keith Raimondi retooled the beverage program.
Two-star Michelin chef (and Philly native) Justin Bogle introduces Avance this month in the former home of Le Bec-Fin. The menu spotlights progressive American fare crafted with local ingredients and inventive presentations. Two tasting menu options are available, along with an à la carte menu.
Also this month, David Magerman debuts his second kosher project in Merion Station. The Dairy is headquartered on the same 300 block of Montgomery Avenue as his Citron & Rose, but expect an accessible menu and a more casual vibe.