More Than Just Ice Cream, the 43-year-old eatery in the Gayborhood, just announced its impending closure a week ago, and the space is already claimed. Joncarl Lachman of Noord, the northern European BYOB on Eater’s list of the 38 essential restaurants in Philly, is taking over 1119 Locust Street for breakfast, lunch, and brunch spot Winkel, reports Philly Mag. He’s shooting for an early November opening.
Lachman will be leaving his other breakfast restaurant, The Dutch in Pennsport. He co-owns that one with Lee Styer of Fond; Styer will be running it on his own going forward. Lachman also had Neuf in the Italian Market. That’s now Market on Ninth from the Ralph’s Italian Restaurant family.
The chef tells Philly Mag that Winkel — which means “little shop” in Dutch, he says — will have Dutch influence on the menu, along with some items from Neuf, like the shakshuka, and from restaurants he ran in Chicago before opening his Philadelphia eateries. Lachman tells Philly.com sweet and savory Amsterdam-style pancakes will also be on offer.
More Than Just Ice Cream, closing September 27, is bigger than he needs — Lachman is only using part of the space. What’s happening to the other half hasn’t been decided yet.