August will offer lunch for the first time ever.
When it opened in 2003, the BYO was a loner at the corner of 13th and Wharton. But now nearby East Passyunk is hot, and the whole neighborhood is buzzing. “With all the changes in the area, we wanted to add a nice lunch spot,” Vanni tells us.
The restaurant is closed this week to update the decor a bit for the daytime service, adding more window light and making the room a bit more casual. When it reopens next week, expect specialty grilled cheeses and a pasta and soup of the day from Brancaccio, offered Tuesday-Saturday Dinner will now be available Thursday-Saturday (215-468-5926).