A few weeks ago, Andrew Michaels, chef-owner of Fourth and Cross, laid it all out when he closed his restaurant for two weeks. He explained how business at his super-popular bruncherie was great, and he was happy with the response from the neighborhood, but he knew he and his team could do better.
Tonight marks the official reopening of the new and improved Fourth and Cross, with a new dinner and dessert menu designed and cooked by Michaels, himself. Weekend brunch, for the time being, is suspended until spring, with the team focusing all their efforts on turning the restaurant into a serious dinner destination in sleepy Pennsport.
From the get-go, the new menu reads ambitious. But this is, as Michaels recently described on the Fourth and Cross Facebook page, "Fourth and Cross...the way I always wanted it to be." It's always exciting to see a restaurant's potential fully realized by its owner. Now, all he has to do is prove it to the rest of us.