Three chefs from Ellen Yin and Eli Kulp’s High Street restaurant group are striking out on their own with Cadence, a new American BYOB coming to 161 W. Girard Avenue. Samantha Kincaid, Jon Nodler, and Michael Fry are opening the restaurant is what was Peter McAndrews’ Modo Mio, in a spot that borders Fishtown, Northern Liberties, and Kensington. Look for it to start serving next month.
As executive chef at High Street on Market in Old City, Nodler is perhaps the best known of the trio. Kincaid, Nodler’s wife, was the pastry chef at Fork next door. They met working in restaurants in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2008, married in 2010, and moved to Philly in 2012, taking jobs at a few restaurants before winding up with Yin (just nominated for the James Beard Award for outstanding restaurateur) and Kulp. Fry, who’s originally from New Jersey, first met Nodler and Kincaid at Fork — he starting working on the line under Kulp the same week Nodler started. He moved around within the restaurant group and was most recently sous chef at Fork before leaving for Cadence.
“Over the past few years, we worked well as a team and our styles began to merge and reflect one another. We felt opening our own place was a natural progression for us,” Kincaid said in a statement.
Cadence will be open for dinner, serving a seasonal menu available a la carte or prix fixe. No alcohol, since this is a BYOB, but drinks will go beyond the usual soda and ice tea to include nonalcoholic cocktails made with local vinegars. Nodler and Fry are apparently really into Korean banchan, the tiny side dishes that complement a meal, so expect those served with each item on the menu. Prices will range from $8 to $30.
Restaurant hours will be Tuesday to Thursday from 5:30-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30-10:30 p.m.
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