The ink is drying on a lease for 4161 Main St. in Manayunk - just down the street from Taqueria Feliz.
It's the former Gemelli and Bisou.
By mid-June, they hope to open Beast & Ale, which Sirhal describes as a comfort fooder inspired by the Lafayette Hill landmark Ye Olde Ale House - e.g. burgers, hot roast beef, the basics. "That's where Tim and I stop for a beer," Sirhal said.
Matthew Savastano, sous chef at Calaca, will move from Fairmount to Manayunk.
Decor will be "a mix of hunting lodge and greasy spoon," Sirhal said, adding that the changes to the restaurant will be cosmetic.
They'll rid it of the brothel-ish red in favor of paneling, taxidermy and curios, including a Christmas-light-festooned chandelier resembling deer antlers.