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Morgan's STORY

Morgan’s Pier is named after George C. Morgan, a construction worker on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge 85 years ago, who is credited as being the first person to cross the bridge. He defied his boss' orders and shimmied across the wires before the deck was completed.

the concept

Each season, Morgan’s Pier, Philadelphia’s seasonal beer garden along the Delaware River Waterfront, invites a different celebrated chef to take over the kitchen with their own version of a chef-hosted backyard barbecue, allowing a larger population of Philadelphia and its visitors to enjoy the casual cuisine while soaking up the outdoors and its scenery just steps from the Ben Franklin Bridge. Buzzfeed even named Morgan's Pier "Most Popular Bar in Pennsylvania".


Most recently, Adam Lazarick has been helping develop the food programs at FCM locations including the Craft Hall Pop-Up, Parks on Tap and currently Morgan’s Pier. Lazarick is most looking forward to “the high energy atmosphere of the Pier and watching people enjoy their meal outside in a nice and relaxing setting.” When describing his menu plans he says, “it will embrace the change of the seasons in relation to the produce I will be getting in locally.”

Lazarick is also excited to be teaming up again with acclaimed baker, Alex Bois of Lost Bread Co. (FCM partner) to bring back “Fatbread” pizzas with Bois’ special dough and fresh rolls for the sandwiches. Lazarick’s menu includes his personal favorite and a Philly staple, the Roast Pork Sandwich with provolone cheese, long hot relish and Lost Bread Co.’s seeded roll. Another classic summer snack on the menu is a Sour Cream and Onion Dip served with potato chips. “It will be a fun play on the traditional dip using lots of different alliums,” the chef explains. View the menu

Past chefs

Kevin D’Egidio & Michael Griffiths of Helm fame, known for their passion of hyper-seasonal, locally sourced foods and their collaborative approach to cooking paid their dues working at Fork & Lacroix Restaurant at the Rittenhouse.

Jim Burke, decorated kitchen master with a long list of culinary awards and previous executive chef for famed Daniel Boulud at DB Bistro Moderne in Manhattan

Nicholas Elmi, who won Season 11 of "Top Chef" and owns Laurel restaurant in East Passyunk - named #1 restaurant in Philadelphia and listed as GQ Magazine's eighth most outstanding restaurant in America

David Gilberg, who owned the critically acclaimed Portuguese BYOB Koo Zee Doo in Northern Liberties

George Sabatino, who was named "Best of Philly" best chef and was the executive chef at Stateside - rated 2013 #1 restaurant in Philadelphia - went on to open Philly favorite Aldine

David Katz, who was executive chef at Fitler Square's MeMe and earned a coveted three bell review from The Philadelphia Inquirer