Talk about timing. As our review of Devil’s Den (slated to appear in PW Wednesday) was getting fact-checked, we found out chef Joe Turrisi had just gotten the bizoot. His resume includes turns at Union League, Four Seasons, Susanna Foo, and La Terrasse, where he invented the pretzel-crusted chicken fingers that made their way onto the Devil’s Den menu. Turrisi’s departure comes on the heels of a stinging critique in the South Philadelphia Review by Phyllis Stein-Novack. Perhaps their martinis were not large enough for her and Cousin Carl?
A little birdie in Avalon NJ clued us into this tidbit: Conshy’s acclaimed BYOB Blackfish is opening a satellite spot at the Shore. This Craigslist ad confirms. They’re opening June 1, and currently hiring managers, servers, bussers, food runners, line cooks, dishwashers, and prep cooks. Compensation is $$$$.