“You May Never Eat Anywhere Else Again” is the ominous statement on the side of the former Westy’s Tavern at 15th and Callowhill. Now known as West Tavern the corner bar is under new management and promising a new menu by Chef Ian Russo, “The Dirty Chef.” An Internet search reveals a developmental version of the Dirty Burger’s web site. Russo has returned home to Philadelphia after years of cooking in New York at his eponymous eatery on the Upper East Side and Thunder Jackson’s on Bleecker Street. In New York he was exalted for his heavily seasoned burger which is served without any garnish or toppings. It was named the a 2011 Top Ten burger by Gayot.
If anyone’s been in yet we’d love to hear a review.
Dirty Burger [Dev Site]