Posted by Foobooz on April 7th, 2009
Philadelphian Ned Taddei plans to open The Blockley Pourhouse and Mary Oaks in late April. The Blockley will be a bar with pub fare and live music while Mary Oaks will be a beer and wine-centric restaurant. Both are located at 38th and Ludlow in West Philadelphia. The menus are by Ross Essner who has been at Django, Rx and most recently, Taproom on 19th.
At The Blockley, the stage will be the centerpoint with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. Gradually rising seating around the stage should give a good vantage point from throughout the venue. With a capacity of 800 people Taddei hopes to bring in up and coming acts much like the old Chestnut Cabaret. The food menu will include interesting pub fare like jerked chicken “nuggets,” Chesapeake Bay Fries with vermont cheddar and jumbo lump crab meat plus wild boar sausage. Prices will top out at $14.Â
Mary Oaks will have a more extensive menu meant for sharing. There will be 24 beers on draught, 80 bottles of beer and 40 types of wine, many available by the glass. Mary Oaks is meant to be more low key than the Blockley but a wooden barn door can be opened to join the two spaces.Â
Joe Sixpack has the opening draft list over at Beer Radar.Â