The name Table 31 comes from the best table at Brasserie Perrier, at 1619 Walnut St. At Brasserie, the table is, Scarduzio said, "in the middle of the runway. It's a see-and-be-seen table."Aww. And he kept his word.
"One night, two big VIPs -- two affluent, well-known Philadelphians who I will not name -- both had reservations for the table," Scarduzio said.
The first VIP's stay ran into the second VIP's reservation time. Each was there with a spouse. After a war of words over the coveted table, Scarduzio met with both couples.
"I got them together and said, 'One day I'm going to open a restaurant and call it Table 31. You'll each have a table," he said.
Doesn't that just make you feel all warm inside?
Yeah. Heartwarming stuff. Those “VIPs” must be totally psyched.
Any thoughts as to the identities of said bigwigs? Clues are: 1) both have (or had) spouses and 2) both would assumingly have a table named-after/pertually-reserved-for them at Table 31.
Our best/worst guess: David Cohen and Ed Snider.
"Power tables"? More like "tables for ants."
Anyway, Happy Opening Day Comcast Center! You have fun now.
2 elite chefs are setting up Table 31 [ Philadelphia Business Journal ]
Table 31 [ Official Site ]
[ Photo via Philly Skyline ]