Richard Tamaccio Jr., better known as N.A. Poe, the marijuana proponent who used to host the illegal Philly Smoke Sessions, is turning his attention to restaurants with Poe’s Sandwich Joint. The casual eatery will focus on sandwiches, including egg sandwiches in the morning and cheesesteaks at night, reports Victor Fiorillo at Philadelphia. Poe tells the magazine, “It’s going to be munchies food.”
Poe’s Sandwich Joint, which will cater to a takeout crowd only, is setting up shop at 1429 Marlborough Street in Fishtown, where Marlborough and Frankford Avenue meet. It’s across from Heffe Tacos and near Lebanese market/restaurant Suraya, Cheu Fishtown, and the upcoming Nunu from the Cheu team, and close to a Lululemon and a City Fitness, in case you want to work off the calories from eating along the Frankford Ave. strip. Poe plans to keep the restaurant open late. (The logo, on Philly Mag, calls up Edgar Allan Poe with a black raven.)
Joining him in the endeavor is Marc Lawlor, a former Loews Hotel chef. They’ll offer discounts to veterans, police offers, and medical marijuana card holders, Fiorillo reports.