By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — A “Top Chef” contestant has just opened his second restaurant. Jason Cichonski (top photo), who also owns Ela in South Philly, competed in the TV series this season and was the second person to be eliminated.READ MORE: Family, Friends Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Temple University Student Samuel Collington
(Kuznits:) “Anything you want to say about that?”
(Cichonski:) “Not that wouldn’t make me sound like a sore loser.”
His new restaurant, The Gaslight, is at 120 Market Street in Old City, at the location of the former Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant (“PBR”). Its grand opening is this coming Monday.
“We’re taking casual food and just trying to elevate it a little bit,” Cichonski tells What’s Cooking. “You know, really good sandwiches, a couple of playful takes on some chicken wings, a fun brunch.”
Hear the full “Gaslight” interview below (runs 8:10)…