Well, that didn’t take very long. Last week we told you that Ted Schroeder was pulling the plug on his barely-a-year-old Pure Tacos. And just this morning we received word about what’s coming to fill the void it leaves on Chestnut Street. It’s WokWorks, a fast-casual noodles and stir-fry start-up that Philly native Brennan Foxman, assorted family members and partners hope to spin off into a national chain. The first location going in at 1935 Chestnut is slated for a late summer or early fall opening. The menu, developed by James Beard award winner Allen Susser, who is acting as consulting chef for the project, is a simple affair that pairs several different types of noodles, rice or quinoa with a selection of proteins and vegetables, and a variety of sauces. There will also be some side dishes, Asian buns, salads, and beverages to choose from too.
Though the menu has not been finalized, a rep for the project sent along some examples of dishes to expect. They include:
• Quinoa chow (aromatic vegetables and organic egg) with wok tossed brussel sprouts and roasted garlic, scallion and oyster sauce
• Soba nobles (vegetables and organic egg) with Korean short ribs and charred shallot, ginger, lemongrass and Thai Basil sauce
• Udon Noodles (vegetables and organic egg) with Thick cut smoked bacon and orange blossom honey and tamari teriyaki sauce
Stay tuned. We will post more details as they become available.
Earlier: Say So Long to Pure Tacos