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A September launch is also planned for Growlers, the Bella Vista tavern that replaces shuttered Little Bar (nee Vesuvio) at the corner of Eighth and Fitzwater. Partners Jay Willard and Jason Evanchik (Time, Vintage, Bar) have signed Jerry Donahue to the position of top toque. Donahue was formerly chef at Conshocken's Spamps and the Blue Bell Country Club, but is best known for his BBQ, which took the top place at Yards Brewing’s annual Smoke ‘Em if Yous Got ‘Em competition last year. He tells Foobooz the menu at Growlers will feature classy pub food, including housemade pretzels (also in a gluten-free version) and pork belly tacos along with burgers and wings.