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Preview Sam Jacobson's Stargazy Before It Opens Next Week

Traditional pie and mash and other British favorites come to East Passyunk.

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Chef Sam Jacobson is just about ready to debut his new pie and mash shop, Stargazy, on East Passyunk. The British bakery, which has moved into the former Ms. Goody Cupcake spot, will offer a limited preview this Thursday, August 20, in advance of its projected official opening on August 26 or 27.

For this week's preview, which is cash-only, Jacobson will open the doors at 11 a.m. and offer a limited menu. This soft opening is a one day only affair, and the shop will then be closed through the weekend to gear up for the full unveiling.

Once fully open, Jacobson has promised rotating varieties of British meat pies (as well as veggie versions) and mash with parsley liquor, with the option of traditional jellied and stewed eels. You'll also find sausage rolls, Cornish pasties, and breads and desserts along the lines of banoffee tart and sticky toffee pudding. Coffee and soft drinks will be available, but tea is graciously offered up for free. (We can't say for sure if wearing a Spurs jersey when you visit might net you any other freebies, but it will surely get you on the owner's good side.)

Jacobson is well known for his previous stints as chef at Lansdowne's Sycamore and NoBL, and later at Southwark. Most recently, he was at Leila's Bistro in Jenkintown.

Stargazy, 1838 East Passyunk Ave., opening August 2015.