SouthGate, a Korean-inspired gastropub, is targeting a mid-May opening on the northwest corner of 18th and Lombard Streets, the former longtime home of the watering hole Tangier.

Peter Hwang and family, who own Center City's Oh So Good, are behind the project.

Hwang says he has hired the well-seasoned chef Clara Park, an alumna of Osteria and Momofuku Ko who won a Chopped episode last summer.

He describes the menu as a mix of Korean-influenced bar foods - Korean fried chicken, of course - along with authentic Korean fare. There will be a dozen beers on tap, and the bar will focus not only on whiskey and bourbon but on Japanese varieties.

Tangier went out last summer after 32 years. The building is undergoing extensive work.

Stay tuned.