Bio: 36; grew up in the Rittenhouse neighborhood; still lives in the city with his wife.
Trained: Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y.
Philly restaurant connections: Lacroix, Adsum.
What’s new? Square Peg (929 Walnut St., 215-413-3600), Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen’s casual American; he is exec chef.
It’s all in the name: Like the old expression about square pegs in round holes, the Midtown Village spot puts “our own little twists on what classic American foods are.”
And spiked milkshakes: “Diner-inspired but we’re making it fun, doing it differently.”
Tequila, bourbon or whiskey? Kah Tequila, a small-batch spirit from a Mexican micro-distillery that comes in a skull-shaped bottle.