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Heffe: A cheffy taco shop for Fishtown

Chef Peter McAndrews is behind the project on Frankford Avenue.

Fishtown is getting a taco shop.

Thursday, Oct. 8 is the projected opening date for Heffe, a corner stand run by chef Peter McAndrews and business partner Anthony Lolio in what was a longtime grocery store and takeout in a small lot at Frankford Avenue and Marlborough Street.

McAndrews never goes the simple route, as evidenced by the delicious and thoroughly cheffy sandwiches at his Paesano's shops.

At Heffe - which is spelled with an "h" to avoid any pronunciation ambiguities - he plans a "plain Jane" taco with shredded beef, lettuce, tomato, and Jack cheese on a crispy shell, as well as tacos al pastor.

But he also has the following tacos on the drawing board:

  1. cumin-seared sweetbreads with bacon, boquerones, plum mostarda, and almond-cilantro gremolata

  2. chicken thigh, crispy cracklings, and chipotle salsa

  3. a Tijuana Tommy, which is a Mexican corn dog with chorizo, slaw, Jack, jalapeno, and onion

  4. queso fundido with chorizo, mushrooms, and sweet peas

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. (perhaps later) Friday and Saturday.

Sample some at the Fishtown Night Market on Oct. 1.