Cichonski opening bar in Old City
Ela's Jason Cichonski is taking over the Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant on Market Street.
Ela is running like a top at Third and Bainbridge Streets in Queen Village, and so chef-owner Jason Cichonski is branching out to open his second place.
He is taking over Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant at 120 Market St. in Old City.
Its last night will be Saturday, Jan. 18.
A couple weeks later, Cichonski and partner Charlie McMaster (a current PBR co-owner) will open as The Gaslight.
This will be what Cichonski tells me will be a "relatively neighborhood-friendly bar."
Among its key features will be brunch served all day, including at dinnertime Sunday to catch the late-risers like Cichonski.
They've retained the services of Tim O'Brien, bar manager of the erstwhile Alfa on Walnut Street, to run the bar program and front of the house.