Posted by Alex Tewfik on December 21st, 2012
A conversation through Instagram can go a long way. Amongst the sea of apetails, Chefs Christina Martin (Vedge, Village Belle & Blackfish) and Jennifer Choplin (Watkins Drinkery, Butcher & the Brewer) have decided, through Instagramial conversation, to throw a holiday bash for the female professionals in the industry. The wittily dubbed Belles at Belle is a celebration in honor of females in Philly’s restaurant scene. Admission is free, it starts at 9pm, and it’ll be at the Village Belle on Front Street in South Philly. Louis Campanaro, Village Belle’s executive chef, is hosting the event, and has made ready some food specials and a DJ.
Gentlemen, you’re welcome to join if you’re in the industry, and if you are—well, let’s just say you’re lucky, because if the party is a success, Jennifer and Christina hope to make them a regular event for ladies in the industry.
Posted by Maegan Cadet on November 26th, 2012
On Monday, December 3, six local chefs will come together to create an offal dinner at Le Virtù. The six-course meal is $60 and reservations are required as space is limited. The menu will be served only twice, at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Posted by Jason Sheehan on September 28th, 2012
Oh, Boilermaker, we hardly knew ye… And tonight, that doomed concept (which replaced a different doomed concept, the Blue Bear Tavern), will be washed from our collective memory with the opening of The Butcher & The Brewer–another project from the Farmers’ Cabinet team, which should tell you all you need to know about our confidence level in this new iteration.
But still, we should be hoping for the best, right? So here’s what to expect from the cocktail lounge, beer bar and meatery being run by Jennifer Choplin (ex of Watkins Drinkery) in the kitchen and star barman Jeremy Osslund on the floor.
Posted by Foobooz on September 7th, 2012
Late last night Michael Klein reported that the Grainery Restaurant Group’s (Farmers’ Cabinet, Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse) The Boilermaker would be closing to reconceptualize as The Butcher and The Brewer. The new concept will focus on meat and charcuterie as well as the 40 taps it currently offers.
In the kitchen, Jennifer Choplin will be in charge. Choplin is coming over from Watkins Drinkery where she was responsible for the menu that managed to straddle game and vegan options.
This is just the latest note in the saga that involves Matt and Colleen Swartz’s string of restaurants. Just over a week ago it was announced Jennifer Zavala was joining the restaurant group and this week, Eater speculated that Zavala might be running a Matt Swartz owned bed and breakfast in Bucks County.
The last day for The Boilermaker will be this Monday. A reopening date has not been announced.
Exit, Boilermaker [The Insider]