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Is Chaucer's owned by South Street Souvlaki?

Tonyjlive Feb 12, 2007 08:18 AM

On the back page of this week's Key to Philadelphia paper, there is a full page ad for the two restaurants. At the bottom it reads "Tommy Vasililades' newest kitchen 1946 Lombard Street, Chaucer's Tabard Inn". Next to that it mentions that Chaucer's "says love in American, Greek, Italian, and Cajun cooking". I knew Chaucer's started to cook different regional specialties every night of the week. Just curious.

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    Michael Klein RE: Tonyjlive Feb 12, 2007 09:41 AM

    Tom bought Chaucer's in September 2005.

    1. Tonyjlive RE: Tonyjlive Feb 12, 2007 03:23 PM

      Learn something new everyday. Thanks

      1. joypirate RE: Tonyjlive Feb 14, 2007 07:39 PM

        Some aren't wild about the 'new' Chaucer's (no more free beer if you can recite Jabberwocky, menu got a bit too frou-frou) but it's still decent. Leather sofas upstairs (at least they were there for the playoffs) are a BIG plus for me.

        One annoying thing is they never bother to have a bartender upstairs, even when it is ridiculously packed (like during the playoffs, for example).

        Best thing is the Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen in the Hefeweizen glasses. Nice touch.

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          josephin RE: Tonyjlive Feb 23, 2007 06:40 PM

          I am so sorry to hear this. When I lived in Phila Chaucer's was my favorite place to be. Even cooked behind the bar for a while when they still did that!

          Whence the bartenders?! Is Jack still there?

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