Of Poutine and Young Britney

Brian Freedman damns the Blind Pig to mediocrity but does have an interesting way of praising the poutine.

Poutine came a lot closer to hitting its notes. The best versions of this totemic late-night drunk food tend to be defined by their reckless sense of lustiness. Well-assembled poutine is the early career Britney Spears of the junk-food world: You feel kind of dirty for thinking about it as much as you do, but you’re powerless to stop yourself once you give in to its easy, saucy allure. And if this one wasn’t a revelation, it was nonetheless a more-than-enjoyable dish, not to mention a deeply personal one: The curds, appropriately squeaky against the teeth, are produced by the chef’s daughter’s godfather in Amityville. Heart-stopping food is rarely this heart-warming.

The Blind Pig in NoLibs Isn’t Quite Hog Heaven [Philadelphia Weekly]
Blind Pig [Official Site]

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  • no

    I see their online menu has no prices listed. I have to assume they are overpriced and ashamed of it, so I’ll just stay home.

    • SVL

      Just the opposite, the prices are some of the lowest in NoLibs. A good beer and a stuffed belly for 20 bucks rocks.

  • Pat

    I really need to stop reading your snippets of Freeman’s reviews. His writing is nails on a fucking chalkboard… and yet infinitely better than that “You’re Quite the Dish!” feature often found alongside them.

  • Michael G

    Freemans guilty pleasure is Brittney Spears? He should be reviewing Pop tarts instead of restaurants.

  • aimee

    I enjoy the Pig, pub food with a few surprises. They have some good specials too..the ribs they made for the Nolibs rib cookoff were amazing! I agree there are plenty of options in the ‘hood but I’m sure they will find their niche, great family owned bar:)

  • Marcus C

    Will someone PLEASE flush Freedman out of Philadelphia? The guy writes like an a-hole.