Greatest Hits and What You Missed: La Peg, Beast & Ale, Society Hill Society, Crow And The Pitcher, Corn Dogs, Cooking With Vetri and More

Bar Area | Photo by Kevin Monko

La Peg | Photo by Kevin Monko

The week running up to Labor Day weekend can be kind of slow, but that doesn’t mean things were completely quiet in the restaurant world. Here’s what you might’ve missed.

Crow And The Pitcher Reviewed It’s got Georges Perrier and Cool Ranch Doritos omelettes

Learn To Cook From Marc Vetri And some of his friends

The Menu At Abe Fisher You know you want to check it out

Beast & Ale Opens In Manayunk And we have the details

La Peg Opens, Too Pictures and menus, right this way

Holiday Weekend Corn Dogs at Shake Shack and Hot Diggity

Society Hill Society Reviewed Fewer Doritos and Perrier sightings, but more stars

Philadelphia Owns The List Of America’s Outrageous Foods So…yay?

Lolita Launches Lunch Because alliteration is fun!

Best Of Philly Online The best of everything, all in one place

 

The Dirt: What To Get At The Farmers Market This Weekend

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Locally grown produce represents a season’s worth of hard labor for area farmers, and the most rewarding moment of all happens when a customer takes the literal fruits of those labors home to enjoy. Observe this Labor Day by filling your long weekend with gorgeous things to eat! Summer favorites are still going strong along with some new arrivals to market and fall favorites just beginning to appear.

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Last Weekend for Budino Pops

Photo by Jason Varney

Photo by Jason Varney

Bad News: This is the last week for Budino pops at Verde (108 S 13th Street).

Good News: Marcie Turney is going to be selling them all weekend long.

Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. the delicious treats on sticks will be available at Verde.

Philadelphia Owns List of Outrageous Foods

americas-most-outrageous-foods-400The web site CityPASS has created an infographic of the fifteen most outrageous foods in America. And in what must be a point of pride, three of the dishes are from Philadelphia.

PYT, which is the brightest lightbulb for list making moths that there is, makes the infographic for its “Sarancha Burger,” a burger doused in a combo of Sriracha, Ranch and Salsa. Varga Bar’s crab fries, that actually come with crab, also make the list. And thirdly, a food so outrageous it requires two stops, the Philadelphia Taco. The Philadelphia or sometimes, South Street Taco starts with a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak that is then wrapped with a giant slice of Lorenzo’s Pizza around it. 

15 of America’s Most Outrageous Foods [CityPASS]

Tria Taproom Adds a Burger

chimay redCan you be a beer bar without a burger? Tria Taproom was for awhile but beginning on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st, the bar is adding a burger to its menu.

It’s a half-pound of beef topped with Chimay cheese, beer pickles and Tria’s “Beer-naise” sauce. It’s $14 and served with a side of crispy fried onions.

In honor of the burger’s kickoff, Tria Taproom is offering Chimay Premiere Trappist ale (the red one) for $5 instead of the usual $9. There will also be a selection of local beers available for just $4 each. Tria Taproom opens on Labor Day at 3 p.m.

Tria Taproom [Foobooz]

Free Mini Jimmy Donuts at Federal Donuts

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The original Federal Donuts in Pennsport reopened this morning after a couple week break for cleaning and repairs. But since this is Federal Donuts we’re talking about, you just knew it wouldn’t just be business as usual. Tomorrow, August 29th, the 2nd Street shop will be offering complimentary mini-donuts with jimmies.

Get there early if you want them.

Federal Donuts – Pennsport [Foobooz]

A Review of Guy Fieri’s Chophouse

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Caroline Russock, who seems to have the South Jersey steakhouse beat on lockdown, was lucky enough to be invited in to try Guy Fieri’s Chophouse in Atlantic City. What follows is classic Fieri-isms and a shocking turn:

Ridiculous name aside, the Danger Wings were borderline genius. Served five to an order, the drumettes were frenched, rack of lamb-style for a no Wet-Nap necessary wing-eating experience. And the Blue-sabi? The wasabi heat actually works with blue cheese dressing. The Baja shrimp, tempura fried and dressed with a sweet-hot sriracha mayo, came with thin slices of jalapeno and lime wedges and did a fairly spot-on job mimicking the best elements of a Southern California shrimp taco in a decidedly un-SoCal locale.

Read on for the entertaining conclusion of Russock’s dinner at Fieri’s Chophouse and also check out her Edible Philly piece on stuck-in-time South Jersey steakhouses.

A visit to the Guy Fieri Chophouse in Atlantic City [City Paper]
Great Steaks [Edible Philly]

Guy Fieri’s Chophouse [Bally's Atlantic City]

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