Posted by Foobooz on March 20th, 2013
Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh have been planning Cheu Noodle Bar since at least late 2011. What started as a pop-up is finally becoming a storefront and yesterday we got an early look (and bite).
Cheu Noodle Bar, which is opening on Monday, April 1st, has seating for about 32 people, primarily along the bar in front of the open kitchen where Puchowitz is preparing his mostly noodle (but not mostly ramen) menu. All of the noodles are made in-house including the hand torn noodles pictured above.
Posted by Foobooz on March 18th, 2013
Ben Puchowitz and his Matyson team are masters of the tasting menu. This week they’re bucking the gluten-free trend with a very gluten full menu. Checck out the $45 menu full of wheat, barley, soy and other gluten full dishes.
March 1st, 2013
“The dishes are influenced by lots of different cultures. There’s going to be matzah balls in one of them. I recently learned how to do hand-torn noodles, so I’m going to be doing a hand-torn noodle dish with lamb necks. It’s not your standard stuff.”
Posted by Alex Tewfik on January 8th, 2013
Some things sound too good to be real—but this is so real. chef Ben Puchowitz (Matyson) and chef George Sabatino (Stateside) are teaming up alongside Greg Moore (Moore Brothers Wine Company), to create a legendary eight-course dinner with exemplary ingredients and nonpareil wine.
The event will take place at Matyson on January 17th at 7pm. $150 includes wine, tax, and gratuity. To make a reservation please call 215-564-2925.
Posted by Foobooz on January 2nd, 2013
Cheu Noodle Bar has a home and a opening target. Ben Puchowitz of Matyson and Shawn Darragh are aiming to open before the end of February at the former Maru Global at 255 South 10th Street.
The interior has been gutted and new equipment is now being installed. There will be an open kitchen with bar seats along the line. The ramen spot will have room for 30 people and is working on securing a liquor license.
The menu will have be broken down by vegetables, snacks and noodles. Darragh also promises one or two other sections, “but we have to keep something secret.”
Cheu Noodle Bar [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on November 1st, 2012
Matyson chef Ben Puchowitz is still working towards opening his but in the meantime he’s gotten a hankering for ramen. So right now the 19th Street BYOB is offering a $10 bowl of chicken ramen on its lunch menu.
Matyson [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on September 17th, 2012
Oktoberfest is rapidly approaching and no one gets into it more than the folk at Brauhaus Schmitz. They’re kicking off their week of events with a special dinner featuring Jeremy Nolen, his wife and pastry chef Jessica Nolen as well as Scott Schroeder (South Philly Tap Room, American Sardine Bar), Joe Cicala (Le Virtu) and Ben Puchowitz (Matyson). The five-plus course dinner is $65 per person and includes Oktoberfest beer pairings.