The University of Pennsylvania-area dining scene lost Bernie’s Restaurant & Bar over the weekend after a two-year run at 3432 Sansom St., across from the law school on the campus’ restaurant row.
A rep of Penn, which owns the property, said there was no info on a possible replacement tenant.
The Bernie’s Pub mini-chain, meanwhile, is expected to open its long-long-long-delayed Manayunk location in March. The site at 4411 Main St., which for two-plus-decades was Sonoma and later Derek’s, has been under agreement since 2017 — the same time the Penn location was announced.
In other Penn news:
Franklin’s Table, the food hall at 34th and Walnut Streets, will pick up PaperMill Asian Kitchen, the first brick-and-mortar version of the popular PaperMill food truck. It will replace the Juice Merchant.
Alex Sherack started PaperMill as a farmer’s market stall on the beaches of Sydney, Australia, in 2016. Signature item is the Spurrito, a spring roll-like burritos wrapped in rice paper and filled with various proteins, vegetables, and sauces. Menu also includes made-to-order bowls, banh-mi, and sides.
Opening will be early March, perhaps as soon as March 2.