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
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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Perfectly Innocent Amusement Co. opened a couple of weeks ago in Atlantic City. The bar at 142 South Tennessee Avenue serves up prohibition era cocktails, a tight list of high-end bar food and offers old school video games and billiards.
The Press of Atlantic City has more on the opening.
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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.
The 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]
Shake Shack isn’t the only place combining Labor Day and corn dogs. Philadelphia’s own Hot Diggity is offering five mini-corn-dogs for $5 this weekend.
Get there early though, the South Street hot dog shop’s supplies will be limited.
Hot Diggity [Foobooz]
Can 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]
Ticket has the details on tonight’s pre-Labor Day weekend pop-up beer garden and food truck festival at Franklin Square. In addition to the food trucks and beer there will also be games like volleyball, horseshoes and badminton.
Fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m.
Pop-Up Beer Garden and Food Truck Festival at Franklin Square [Ticket]
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]
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]