Gutin + Cohen + Levin = Square Peg
The partners at Cuba Libre, with Matt Levin in the kitchen, say "spring" for their new joint at 10th and Walnut.
Restaurateurs Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen (Cuba Libre, GuestCounts Hospitality, 32˚) have settled on Square Peg as the name of their forthcoming eatery at 10th and Walnut Streets, a former Marathon Grill location. They're saying "March."
Matt Levin, last at the late Adsum after a turn at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, will do the food, which will be positioned as something-for-everyone American concept with such dishes as fried chicken tacos with coleslaw and black pepper caramel; and meat loaf with 24-hour-cooked onions and bacon-Heinz 57 marmalade.
It'll be open for lunch and dinner daily (plus late night); weekend brunch will start shortly after the opening.
All-day breakfast items will be on the menu. Daily plates will include pierogies with fried onions, thyme, bacon and buttermilk; Korean fried chicken with gojujan chili sauce; and a meatball sandwich with Italian goat cheese served on onion-parmesan rolls.
Beverage program will include domestic micro-distilled spirits and craft beers, plus cocktails and spiked milkshakes. Square Peg will be open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
Designer Owen Kamihira, whose work includes his own Bar Ferdinand, will install large-format art to complement the exposed brick walls, high ceilings and industrial steel beams.