Oscar Wilde ate here! (Really, he did)

In 1882, the long-forgotten Vienna Model Bakery, Cafe and Restaurant stood here.

Jonathan Bender’s new Fat City profile on chef Michael Foust — the young entrepreneur operating the Farmhouse restaurant at 300 Delaware in the River Market — reminded the Fat City historians that back in the late 19th century, when this neighborhood was still an important spot for theaters and saloons (the brothels came along a few years later), the street had some nice places to eat — even then.

Nice enough for visiting celebrities, like the flamboyant Oscar Wilde.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink