Noir Opens on East Passyunk
Though the liquor license is still a few weeks out, June 18 is opening night for Noir, a retro-style lounge that takes the place of what was briefly Sticks & Stones at 1909 East Passyunk. Partners Billie and Donna Marie Motto and chef/partner Marcos Decotiis are going for a friendly, old school vibe that offers something for everyone.
With walls decorated with black and white photos from the 1940s and ‘50s, Noir will present a relaxed atmosphere for bar snacks and full dinners. Though Decotiis’ menu fits on one page, it’s extremely varied, Billie tells us, and ranges from gnocchi to pork shank to fish. “We want you to be able to order your absolute favorite thing here,” she promises.
When you do go, you’ll actually be feeding more than just yourself and your buds — the proprietors of the family-run business have partnered with Face to Face, a Germantown-based non-profit that provides food and basic care materials to those in need. A portion of all proceeds from Noir will be donated to this cause.
When the booze is rolling, expect a dozen beers on tap and around 50 by the bottle, including ciders and crafts of all kinds, as well as a creative cocktail program and fully stocked bar. There are also plans for a projector rolling black and white movies to help set the scene. Stay tuned for more info as we hear it, and let us know if you head to the Ave to check it out.
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