could have sworn there as already a thread on this but I couldn't find it. this place is at 12th & Green. Kind of looking forward to this since even though there are a fair amount of Puerto Ricans in the area, there's no good place to get Puerto rican food. Hopefully they'll redo the downstairs here, it's pretty open with not much seating. place has potential though, the upstairs is much nicer than you'd expect.
Meal Ticket :: Blog Archive :: The Institute to introduce kitchen in late April :: Philadelphia City Paper :: Philadelphia Arts, Restaurants, Music, Movies, Jobs, Classifieds, BlogsThe Institute, the beer bar that opened last summer at 12th and Green (549 N. 12th St., 215-765-8515, institutebar.com), will introduce its kitchen in or around the third week of April. Co-owner Heather Collazo couldn’t reveal her chef’s name just yet, but tells Meal Ticket he’s currently employed at Parc. In a hat tip to her husband Charlie’s Puerto Rican heritage, the menu will focus on specialties from the Caribbean Commonwealth — think stuff like pastelillos, monfongo and arroz con poll0 — with some American bistro touches mixed in