I was dissapointed to see in Mike Klein's column yesterday that Sal DiPalma has decided to become a lounge with "little plates". Like, doesn't Philly have enough lounges with little plates??
We have had some great meals at DiPalma's over the years and Sal is a creative cook. The problem with business there is that he's a half-block East of all the "action spots" and folks don't know he's there.
He helped fill seats on slow Mondays last year with special fixed priced dinners and BYOB option and - with many Chowhounders supporting the idea - he did get busier. Many of we CH's actually got to meet each other in person at the restaurant. Then he stopped these fixed price meals.
I, for one, will miss his great homemade pasta and that killer Tiramisu. We are not into "lounges" or "little plates" so I guess we won't be going. But I'll have the memories or some great meals there prepared personally by Sal and great service from his hostess Nicole!