by Sara Pochedly
We are really excited to announce that South Philly Smokhaus is now open! Eric Daelhousen came to us 2 years ago with a plan of opening South Philly Smokhaus, and after considering several locations, all in South Philly, he decided to make his home here at Bok! (Which is really convenient for the Toner Team and anyone visiting us, since he is our downstairs neighbor.)
If you follow the lingering aroma of burning wood that brings memories of family gatherings and great food it will lead you to the doorstep of South Philly Smokhaus. The smoker is burning around the clock so that they can offer a wide variety of smoked meats including brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sausage and chicken quarters. In addition to the meat offerings there are a variety of sandwiches, sides and desserts. The full menu can be found at https://www.southphillysmokhaus.com. I am certain that you will find something you will like! In my opinion, there is no wrong choice, everything that we have sampled has been delicious.
As an added bonus Giunta’s Prime of Reading Terminal market has opened up its own separate counter, called Passio Prime, inside the South Philly Smokhaus restaurant bringing a delightful selection of fresh meats to the neighborhood.
From a design perspective Eric did something really special by engaging a variety of companies here at Bok to help actualize the restaurant. Each company/designer brought a specific touch and combined together provided a refined version of a traditional Barbecue aesthetic. The team included:
Architecture: Toner Architects – www.tonerarch.com
Interior design, furniture selection: Nuance Jewelry - www.nuance-jewelry.com
South Philly Smokhaus keychains: Nuance Jewelry - www.nuance-jewelry.com
Decorative paint: Done + Dusted - www.doneanddusted.us
Feature light fixture: Remark Glass - www.remarkglass.com
Countertops and tabletops: Bicyclette Furniture - www.bicyclettefurniture.com
Sandwich bread: Machine Shop Boulangerie - www.machineshopphilly.com
Photography: Stevie Chris - www.steviechris.com
We recommend you stop by and grab a bite, and promise you won’t be disappointed. But, please plan ahead and get there early, because they have been selling out daily!
Sara is an Architect, Interior Designer, Sustainable Designer and a secretly aspiring food critic.