Determined to bring vitality back to the city's East Oak Lane neighborhood, Robert Tyree, Kelly McShain Tyree and Devitt McShain opened Under the Oak Cafe in 2007. Now, according the the Inquirer, the restaurant (which specializes in made-from-scratch recipes that celebrate the bounty of offerings from local farms and businesses) has expanded.
The space itself has grown to include the building next door, which offers plenty of room for new Saturday morning cooking classes. The classes will be taught by the spot's new chef David Salvatore, who will also be preparing special farm-to-table dinners on Friday nights.
Past cooking classes, including one on French Bistro cuisine, and another called "Taste of Thailand" have sold out fast. The next class, "The Art of Sauces" will be held on January 30, so reserve your spot now.
The café is open Thursday-Saturday from 7am-3:30pm and Sundays, 10am-3pm.