Photos: Inside The Fat Ham From Kevin Sbraga
Kevin Sbraga has been working around the clock to get everything just right for the launch of his second restaurant, The Fat Ham. “The space is almost finished as you see it here,” he told us, “but there are a bunch of little details that still need fixing. You probably wouldn’t see them, but I do. I want it to be perfect.”
Things on the kitchen side are also nearly there, though it always takes time for staff to get to know a new layout. “I remember when we opened Sbraga, we were amazed that we could get 60 covers served in a night. Now we pop out close to 200 on the weekends, smooth as anything,” the chef continued. “We’ll get the hang of it here too, soon enough.”
Soon enough in this case means by Monday, December 9, the new official opening date. The liquor license hasn’t yet arrived, but if you happen to be strolling by 3131 Walnut Street on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you just might be able to pop in for a table.
Sbraga’s menu for The Fat Ham is full of “things I really love to eat.” To begin, there are 21 items on the list, all ranging from $5-$15. Plates will come out of the kitchen as they are ready, most meant to be shared.
All the dishes are inspired by the cuisine of the American South, from braised oxtails with Carolina Gold rice to the early crowd favorite country fried lobster tail served over sausage gravy. View opening menu here, and click through below for a peek into the dining room and more details on what to look forward to.