Philadelphia, PA - Jose Garces & Steven Seibel Announce Hook & Master - A Chicago native himself, Chef Jose Garces, always wanted to open a Chicago-style pizza concept in Philadelphia.
Jose Garces Opening A Chicago Style Pizza Shop
After meeting with Steven Seibel and finding the old Liquid Room space was available at 2nd & Master Streets in Kensington. Hook & Master was born; the new restaurant will seat 80 guests outside in the “Octopus’ Garden,” with 25 seats in the downstairs eatery and 45 seats upstairs in the Tiki Lounge.
Hook & Master Will Offer Three Pizza Types:
- Chicago Tavern Style super-thin crust the way the locals do it in Chi-Town.
- Pan-Style pizza more of a Chicago deep-dish.
- 8 different Brooklyn-style ‘za’s by pizza king Steven Seibel.
Hook & Master will open with a takeout window as well as ready-to-eat takeout and take-and-bake uncooked tavern-style pizza dough to pop in the oven at home.
The restaurant was designed by Bridget McMullin and The McMullin Design Group to evoke a dark & moody nautical style, “under the sea.” The restaurant will also be filled with Chicago-themed memorabilia, a tin ceiling, and loads of Octopus décor.
Look for Hook & Master to open later this year.