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Opening Alert: Helm Brings Urban Farms to the Table in Kensington

The new BYOB is headed by a pair of chefs whose combined experience includes Lacroix, Will, Stateside, Rittenhouse Tavern, Fork, and others.


Local ingredients have gained a new showcase at Helm, a upscale-casual BYOB in Old Kensington. Chefs Mike Griffiths (most recently of Fork) and Kevin D'Egidio (late of Stateside) bring a collective wealth of experience in Philly's top kitchens, and are now making their chef-owner debuts with a focus on French-influenced American food.

So close #excited

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They've got a stated commitment to feature hyperlocal ingredients — that is, those grown by Philadelphia's urban farms — across their ever-changing chalkboard menu. (The opening menu is shown above, with starters running from $9 to $12 and entrees from $18 to $22, plus a monkfish for two at $45.)

Helm is BYOB and currently serving dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday.

Helm, 1303 North Fifth Street, (215) 309-2211, now open.