Keg & Kitchen Westmont

Keg & Kitchen Relives Philadelphia Fish & Company for Lent

Kevin & Janet Meeker, owners of Keg & Kitchen and partners of Plough and Stars, announce they are recreating seafood dishes from their former restaurant, Philadelphia Fish & Company, 207 Chestnut Street, during lent at their Westmont, New Jersey restaurant.

Philadelphia Fish & Co was a mainstay in Old City Philadelphia from 1982 until 2008. It was featured locally and nationally on TV Food Network, CNN, and many nationally known newspapers and magazines. The restaurant was closed in 2008 during the “Great Recession” and when the Meekers opened their restaurant in Westmont, NJ. 

Kevin is working with his present Chef, Bill Elmer, and sous Chef, Robert Pratt, along with past chefs, to recreate some of Philly Fish’s most memorable dishes. The menu will highlight seafood dishes that were on the menu during the restaurant’s 26-year run. The dish obviously will not be the exact recreation as Chef Bill and Chef Robert will put their 2023 spin on it.

Robert Pratt has worked for the Meekers for almost 35 years, 20 at Philadelphia Fish and 15 at Keg & Kitchen. Robert created the famous Philadelphia Fish Chowder, a staple at Philadelphia Fish & Co. Chef Bill Elmer began his career at the Omni Hotel and cooked at the Waterworks Restaurant. Philadelphia Fish was known for its innovative seafood preparations and their fond relationship and collaborations with Hawaiian Chef Sam Choy.

The seafood menu will begin on Ash Wednesday (February 22) and be carried through Every Friday and weekend throughout Lent until Good Friday (April 7).

Some Philadelphia Fish & Co. dishes are Philadelphia Fish Chowder, Firecracker Crab Cakes, Seafood Birria Tacos, and Grilled Salmon with Horseradish Cream and Cucumber Dill Salad.

Keg & Kitchen is located at 90 Haddon Ave in Westmont.

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Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.

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