pickled heron

karen's picture

this was on philly.com yesterday...

a new restaurant in fishtown:

Pickled Heron. Construction is about to start on this American from Ritz-Carlton alums Todd Braley and Daniela D'Ambrosio, at 2218 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown. It will be BYO from the outset. No delivery date.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/37163039.html

Trixie's picture

Yeah!!! We need a

Yeah!!! We need a restaurant on Frankford.

lauraska's picture

I know some folks are not

I know some folks are not happy about a pricey place coming to Frankford, but I think it's a really great sign for what's to come, in this neighborhood. I mean, not everyone who lives in Northern Liberties can afford to eat at Copper every night. The idea that folks think there's enough of a demand, or that folks will come from other neighborhoods to eat and drink in Fishtown, speaks very highly of the neighborhood.

I am aware that others disagree, but the fact that this is going forward makes me pretty stoked.

PattiMey's picture

Sounds like a winner as long

Sounds like a winner as long as there is safe parking.

Jabara Fractus's picture

The couple that is opening

The couple that is opening the restaurant presented it to the neighborhood a couple weeks ago at an FNA Zoning Community Meeting. They technically need a variance to put in a restaurant (which may have already been granted - I can't recall when their ZBA hearing was or is). The neighbors that attended were very supportive.

They seem to be a very nice couple, have put together a great concept for their restaurant, and they live in Fishtown too.

plaidpony's picture

I'm super psyched about

I'm super psyched about this, but I really have to say I hate the name.
I don't like to be negative about a new business, but pickled herring is totally nasty (I know - I'm sure there are people out there who like it, but I'm not one of 'em). It was the only thing left at Yom Kippur that no one wanted to take home out of 20 people (it came with the bagel / fish plate that my cousin ordered), so I'm thinking it's not just me. I realize it's Pickled Heron and I'm not sure if that's better or worse. I don't want to eat a pickled heron any more than a herring. I personally would prefer a name that was more evocative of something I'd actually like to eat, being that it's a restaurant and all. If they do decide to go with the name, I'd be happy to try it anyway, but it's a hurdle.

NEW KENZO's picture

PattiMey wrote:Sounds like a

PattiMey wrote:

Sounds like a winner as long as there is safe parking.

AS LONG AS?
c'mon. What's this about? I mean, really?

Since when does anyone get to demand such things: "as long as there is safe parking" ?
Did Ida Mae's and Hot Potato get such demands.

Im happy to hear this is still coming. The area has definitely lived up to it's projected goals and this is a welcomed part of it, in my opinion. We really don't have enough places to eat around here that are better than fast food or bar fare.
Variety, it's the spice of life. I just made that up.

nick-bug's picture

lauraska wrote:I know some

lauraska wrote:

I know some folks are not happy about a pricey place coming to Frankford...

What we really need in the neighborhood is another shot-n-beer bar.

dan's picture

nick-bug wrote:What we

nick-bug wrote:

What we really need in the neighborhood is another shot-n-beer bar.

What this world needs is another folk singer.

Pure_Fishtown's picture

PattiMey wrote:Sounds like a

PattiMey wrote:

Sounds like a winner as long as there is safe parking.

Patti, you gave me an idea to make extra dough. Remember in the good old days at Connie Mack, people would pay someone to watch their car? We could do that at the Heron. :)

nick-bug's picture

dan wrote:What this world

dan wrote:

What this world needs is another folk singer.

There will never be too many woman with acoustic guitars in this world. That's just a fact that I've learned to live with.

qbert4578's picture

Everytime I read the title

Everytime I read the title of this post, I read it as, "Pickled heroin." And it confused me EVERY time. ;)

Ftown66's picture

qbert4578 wrote:Everytime I

qbert4578 wrote:

Everytime I read the title of this post, I read it as, "Pickled heroin." And it confused me EVERY time. ;)

I had the same thought.

george's picture

I still maintain that

I still maintain that "Charbroiled Parakeet" was a better name.

Larry99's picture

I don't think it's a very

I don't think it's a very good name either but I LOVE pickled herring!

dan's picture

I read it as "Pickled

I read it as "Pickled Heroin" first too.
I thought it was going to be about a deli at Kensington & Somerset.

(insert rimshot)

Actually, I thought it was going to be about a new drug trend.

roma258's picture

Hard not to be a little

Hard not to be a little cynical after the last couple stillborn projects (Autobar, Jumbo Theater, the bar at Montgomery and Girard), but it's nice to see this restaurant (seemingly) going forward. Frankford Ave has certainly come a long way in the last couple of years.

th's picture

As much as some people like

As much as some people like to rag on RocketCat, you have to give them credit for bringing a lot of attention and stability to that area of Frankford.

dan's picture

th wrote:As much as some

th wrote:

As much as some people like to rag on RocketCat, you have to give them credit for bringing a lot of attention and stability to that area of Frankford.

I totally agree. They were pioneers.

However, I think you have to give mega-kudos to NKCDC for everything they've done.

th's picture

dan wrote:th wrote:As much

dan wrote:
th wrote:

As much as some people like to rag on RocketCat, you have to give them credit for bringing a lot of attention and stability to that area of Frankford.

I totally agree. They were pioneers.

However, I think you have to give mega-kudos to NKCDC for everything they've done.

I am forever greatfull for everything the NKCDC has done for our little slice of the world. We should all get down on bended knee and thank them at least once a day.

That said, I think there are a some people who like to harp on the RocketCat for all kinds of hipster related reasons. But their ongoing presence at that location over the last few years has really had a positive impact on the corridor in a very visible way.

Trixie's picture

Rocket Cat is right across

Rocket Cat is right across the street from me and I have only been there to look at the art on First Friday. I'm not a coffee drinker and it seems silly to pay for hot tea when I can make it at home and not go out!!! I do walk to Memphis, JB's, Sketch and Ida Mae's for meals, so a new place on Frankford to eat at will be a nice addition.

roma258's picture

Trixie wrote:Rocket Cat is

Trixie wrote:

Rocket Cat is right across the street from me and I have only been there to look at the art on First Friday. I'm not a coffee drinker and it seems silly to pay for hot tea when I can make it at home and not go out!!! I do walk to Memphis, JB's, Sketch and Ida Mae's for meals, so a new place on Frankford to eat at will be a nice addition.

I think what th is trying to say is that Rocket Cat was a pioneer that really set the stage for alot of the development that we've seen on and around Frankford Ave.

PattiMey's picture

NEW KENZO wrote:PattiMey

NEW KENZO wrote:
PattiMey wrote:

Sounds like a winner as long as there is safe parking.

AS LONG AS?
c'mon. What's this about? I mean, really?

Since when does anyone get to demand such things: "as long as there is safe parking" ?
Did Ida Mae's and Hot Potato get such demands.

Im happy to hear this is still coming. The area has definitely lived up to it's projected goals and this is a welcomed part of it, in my opinion. We really don't have enough places to eat around here that are better than fast food or bar fare.
Variety, it's the spice of life. I just made that up.

Did I demand ? No . Just an opinion that I expressed. And you know we all have one. I am looking forward to this establishment and many more to come. Have a great weekend !

PattiMey's picture

Pure_Fishtown wrote:PattiMey

Pure_Fishtown wrote:
PattiMey wrote:

Sounds like a winner as long as there is safe parking.

Patti, you gave me an idea to make extra dough. Remember in the good old days at Connie Mack, people would pay someone to watch their car? We could do that at the Heron. :)

Oh yes ! And who said there were no jobs to be found . Hope your holidays went well and the New Year brings good health to you and your family.