Restaurateurs Plan More Small Plates for Upper King


Ben Russell-Schlesinger and Robert Young

The first-time restaurateurs behind the project at the corner of Morris and King yesterday revealed the concept they’ve thus far been reluctant to discuss.

“What we’re looking to do is take really great stuff and our chef’s reputation and serve it in a small-plates atmosphere,” Robert Young, a 32-year old former server (Charleston Grill, 39 Rue De Jean) said after receiving permission from his partner, Ben Russell-Schlesinger, to “let the cat out of the bag.”

“It’s shareable and social,” Young continued, adding he anticipates customers hopping from the restaurant (the name is still a secret) to other restaurants on Upper King. Continue reading

Zero Cafe + Bar Adopts Regular Dinner Hours

smallzeroAfter an extended soft opening, Zero George Street Hotel is opening its restaurant for dinner five nights a week.

Zero Café + Bar will serve small plates from 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. The menu – developed by Zero George’s corporate chef and overseen by Middleton Place Restaurant alum Lucas Rhoad – includes chicken tacos, shrimp panzanella, crispy chickpeas and spiced chocolate budino. Prices range from $5-$14.

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