Awoke this morning to a few tweets between Kristina Burke of James on S. 8th St. and former cheftestant Jen Carroll that suggest James is shutting down operations in South Philadelphia.
What a great restaurant. Loved the atmosphere, the service, the drinks and the food. Helen and I went exactly twice: first for her 30th birthday and then Valentine’s Day this year. Both meals were probably the best I’ve ever eaten. Always felt that James delivered an amazing food experience without feeling like a Stephen Starr experience, which is to say, great food in a sometimes cartoonish atmosphere. I guess he’s on to something.
Here’s to whatever incarnation the Burke’s dream up next. Whatever it is, I know I’ll eat there.