Jose Garces has shown up in this blog twenty times in the past year and a half. He’s been nominated for James Beard Foundation Awawrds and been feted by, among others, the New York Times and Food & Wine. In other words, he’s one third of the Philly celebrity chef trinity alongside fellow partners in crime Marc Vetri and Michael Solomonov.
Garces new restaurant, Distrito, is opening on Monday in University City. The Clog has plenty of details for all you hungry folks, as does Phoodie. Here’s The Clog:
“The staircase to the second floor is where designer Jun Aizaki (Amada, Tinto, Alma de Cuba, Pod) really starts killing it. On the left as you ascend — a wall featuring hundreds of insanely detailed Mexican luchador wrestling masks. On the right — lit-up effervescent movie posters. The pink square surrounded by lights? That’s going to house a gigantic screen that’ll play loops of luchador wrestling clips.”
So in other words, you got Garces riffing on Mexican food accompanied by plenty of campy Mexican pro-wrestling stuff. Yeah, we’re good on this.
Inside Distrito [The Clog/CityPaper]
Jose Garces Reveals Details for West Philly’s Distrito [Phoodie.info]