Posted by Tara Nurin on March 8th, 2012
When Kevin and Janet Meeker opened Cork Restaurant in Haddon Township seven years ago, they were the first to bring several foodie-friendly concepts to South Jersey. In focusing on Belgian and craft beers (and designing their menu to complement these beers), they launched the Westmont neighborhood as South Jersey’s go-to craft beer destination. But now it’s 2012 and everyone is doing craft and Belgians–and everyone hip has moved on beyond Cork’s original concept as a polished contemporary American small-plater with an Asian twist.
So the owners of Old City’s the Plough and the Stars and Q decided to demolish the old and once again usher in the new. This week they re-opened Cork as Keg & Kitchen, a restaurant that now lives under the tagline “Craft Food/Craft Beer.” The farmhouse dining room is a first for South Jersey but one of a growing number of regional incarnations of rustic dining a la The Farmer’s Cabinet and JG Domestic.