Mimi and Kevin’s journey as restaurant owners began over 20 years ago in 1998. The first began their culinary pursuit in Washington DC, gaining valuable experience as business owners and chefs. A few years later, an undeniable opportunity came to their front door: moving their entire business and life to one of the most historically and culturally rich cities in the U.S., Philadelphia.
They created Philly’s Gourmet Steaks at the Bourse Building and continued to operate the business for 17 years. Located on the first with their own entrance, Philly’s Gourmet Steaks was the face for the bourse and the first restaurant customers encountered on the way in. They were the closest restaurant to the liberty bell in the city, which was un-figuratively right across the street. Serving the best cheesesteaks, deli sandwiches, with a buffet that contains with cuisine from all around the world, Mimi and Kevin served thousands of customers a day with the same consistent culinary excellence.
With pride in using the best ingredients and recipes, they grew their business over the years and opened a second restaurant in the Bourse: Flamer’s Grill. Mimi and Kevin sought to create a hamburger with the same level of ingredients and taste as their cheesesteaks and buffet. And so, they operated both, serving the best cheesesteaks and burgers in Old City at the Bourse.
But in Fall 2017, Mimi and Kevin decided to make another significant decision that would change their business to its core, much akin to the one that started their success in Philadelphia. They decided to move to a location in front of Penn’s Landing on Market Street in their Old City backyard.