This Sunday, January 17, and again on Tuesday and Wednesday (January 19, 20, closed Monday), chef-owner Josh Kim is initiating the soft opening of his brand new, now brick-and-mortar'd SpOt Burgers at 2821 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown.
The last Eater heard, SpOt Burgers was slotted for a Thanksgiving weekend opening, but construction delays oft get in the way of such ambitious projections. Now, Sunday is the day, and Kim will go back to his food cart roots, announcing the start and finish of the burger joint's soft opening via Twitter (he's starting with "30-dozen" burgers). On the menu (below), it's the same deal as the cart, though this time Kim has a full kitchen and prep area to play with. Which means burgers, ground daily, their meat sourced from local, family operated Carl Venezia Meats in Plymouth Meeting, PA. SpOt Burger's Ambit Architecture-designed interior, now relatively bare, will eventually be covered head-to-toe in local artist pieces, available for purchase (with, of course, no gallery fee) — an honest effort to support starving artists by art-school-educated Kim.
On Thursday, January 21, SpOt Burgers will be a full-go, open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Already being considered: potential collaborations with Kim's new neighbors, Crime & Punishment Brewing Co. and RyBrew, though that wouldn't be until he's a little more settled in his new home.