Food Co-op groundbreaking and other foodie news

Food Co-op Groundbreaking

The South Philly Food Co-op is on track to open their doors later this summer. To celebrate, they’re hosting a Groundbreaking Celebration at Bok and South Philly Smokhaus. Read more and purchase tickets – they’re going fast!


French “Beast” coming to Ninth & Morris

Michael Klein reports that chef Michael O’Halloran, of Bistro 7 fame, will open a new French bistro at 1703 S. Ninth St., one building north of Morris. O’Halloran told Klein that Bistro La Bête (“The Beast”) will be “approachable and unfussy. I’m not going for precious. This will be closer to ‘eating’ than ‘dining.’”

Meanwhile…three blocks away…

Easton, PA-based Separatist Beer Project opened their 70-seat tasting room at 1646 S. 12th St. (NW corner of 12th & Morris) on Thursday, April 11. Owner Joe Fay told Michael Klein that “a separatist is anybody that does not follow the status quo, and the status quo is something that is evolving rapidly in beer…We always want to be offering what people want and then exploring and pushing those boundaries as well, and separating ourselves from the others. Creating our own path.” The shop has 16 taps – 12 for their beer, plus 2 draft cocktails and 2 draft wines. They’ll also serve pies from Stargazy.