Sad news to report about a three-year-old Northwest Philly standby. Mount Airy’s Hamlet Bistro is closing on April 23. According to owners Janis Weiner and Jonathan Schmalzbach:
“Hamlet Bistro will be serving its last meal in Mt. Airy on April 23. It has been an honor to be a part of Hamlet and to watch our extraordinary chefs, Raul and Jennifer, create this intimate world of food and warmth. Now they are embarking on a new life in another state, so please come and wish them well on their impending nuptials, uncork a final bottle of wine with one of your favorite meals, and say farewell to Celeste and Lynn, outstanding servers and orchestrators. Our warm thanks to this great community that embraced us and made this last three years so memorable.”
Back in 2007, we wrote about Schmalzbach’s side job as a crossword puzzle writer for the New York Times. We’ll miss ‘em.