2/12/2013 12:27:00 PM

Bryan Sikora Leaving a.kitchen

February has already been a busy month for chef exits. First there was news of the Walter Abrams ouster at Le Bec Fin. Then George Sabatino announced his resignation from Stateside. Now we have Bryan Sikora, who will depart Rittenhouse bistro a.kitchen in late spring or early summer.

Eater broke the news and also got unconfirmed word of Sikora’s next project, which may or may not be a bakery-cafe in Wilmington, DE. Sikora’s food first gained recognition at Django, a now-closed BYO that was the first to ever receive four bells from the Inquirer’s Craig LaBan. Sikora went on to open Talula’s Table with then-wife Aimee Olexy, a venture she kept when they split.

a.kitchen proprietor David Fields is now searching for a nationally-acclaimed chef to helm both that bistro and a smaller restaurant planned for the adjacent space, which up until last month was a Kiehl’s store. Any chefs looking for a home on one of the hottest restaurant strips in Philadelphia?


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