So it looks like plans are in motion for at least one of the two restaurants that Buddakan and Morimoto restaurateur Stephen Starr promised back in May. Philadelphia City Paper’s Meal Ticket blog says that Starr has enlisted Philly-based chef (and a former Starr employee) Jim Burke to head up operations at a restaurant he expects to have open in the New York Historical Society Museum building by early November.
Though details are few, expect an Italian focus for the new, unnamed restaurant. Burke, who recently closed his own restaurant, James, in South Philly, headed Starr’s short-lived Angelina after a stint at Vetri. City Paper says that the chef is drawing inspiration for the new concept from cicchetti bars in Venice.
What's up next for James' Jim and Kristina Burke[Meal Ticket]
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