Tatoheads buys Hal & Al’s in Merion Village


Faithful customers of Hal & Al’s have only a few days left to enjoy the regular vegan menu.

That’s because Daniel McCarthy, founder of  the Tatoheads food truck, has taken over the restaurant in Merion Village.

As of next week, Hal and Al’s will be known as Tatoheads Public House, where many changes are planned.

McCarthy said he purchased the restaurant July 1 and decided to keep the name and menu for two weeks while the changeover took place. The transition will be smooth, he said, and the restaurant will not close.

Gone is the exclusively vegan menu, replaced with the Tatoheads’ menu and some vegan options.

Customers can look forward to the same wide selection of craft beers, plus, in the near future, a built-from-scratch wine list and signature cocktails.

The menu will evolve, McCarthy said, to include items different from the food truck menu.

For more on this story, see the July 17 editions of ThisWeek Community Newspapers.