Take a step back in time to a March 2008 round-up of places that we were anticipating:
Something as yet undetermined will be coming to the former site of Jumpin’ Js; rumor has BBQ coming to the former Rib Town USA; It Must Be Heaven has to open some day right?; Y’all’s Grill should be opening in the former Malone’s Place by the end of the month.[sep]
Nothing ever did open in the Jumpin’ J’s spot, It Must Be Heaven didn’t last, Y’all’s Grill came and went, Que Pasa faded away, and House of Homemade couldn’t hold on. Despite all of that, it has still been an amazing few years of growth up here.In the spirit of the times, it seems pretty certain that we are better off than we were 4 years ago: Alamo BBQ is open on Jefferson Avenue and has been a hit since day one, The Hill Cafe stays strong, Anthony’s on the Hill has been well received, Str8 Out of Philly is rocking the sandwiches, Captain Buzzy’s holds down it’s coffee corner, OMG Cafe is knocking it out on 25th Street, The Roosevelt was the 2012 Restaurant of the Year, and Hogtober has brought the bbq party back to Libby Hill. Not bad at all…
To mark what feels like another moment on the cusp, here are 5 places that we can hope to see open in the next few months:[sep]
Sub Rosa Bread
If you follow Sub Rosa on Facebook, you know that Evrim was selling fresh bread, croissants, and seeded braids (orgullu acma) out of the store on 25th Street over the weekend. No word on when Sub Rosa will be open daily, but it can’t be that far off!
Sub Rosa 620 North 25th Street Facebook[sep]
With an opening target of October, Neil and Nikki are wrapping up a Kickstarter campaign and getting ready to bring New Zealand-style savory pies to Church Hill.
Johnson’s Southern Comfort
Johnson’s Southern Comfort 2306 Jefferson Avenue[sep]
Dutch & Co
The build out continues.
There’s no paper in the windows at Dutch and Go. though, so go to 27th and Marshall and peek in on ’em. If you can’t wait, get down to Aziza’s for a teaser of what’s coming.
Dutch & Co 400 North 27th Street Facebook[sep]
While David is already in the spot baking up the cakes and pies for their wholesale clients, the walk-up retail space should be open by November 1.