Sex Panther Obscures the Gaslight’s Potential

Adam Erace has some problems with the food at the Gaslight, but that’s nothing compared to what he had to say about the drinks. gaslight-cocktails-400

The Gaslight, the new bar/restaurant from Jason Cichonski, a chef whose reputation is built — fairly or unfairly — on equal parts scallop noodles and sex appeal. When he and Nick Elmi first encountered each other on the last season of Top Chef, Elmi looked at Cichonski’s pastel pink shorts and quipped, “You look like you just got off a yacht.”

I felt like I was on one at The Gaslight, that’s about how rocky the food was, but the cocktails were even weirder. This list appears to have been curated by a Cherry Hill bachelorette party, with confections bearing names like Pirate Hooker (a red currant Bellini, because who doesn’t want that at 9:30 p.m.?) and Hello Kitty, a martini whose fruity flavors (green tea, lychee, strawberry) make more sense together at Old City Frozen Yogurt down the street.




Tragically named cocktails aren't the only missteps at The Gaslight [City Paper]
The Gaslight [Foobooz]

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  • Mary K.

    I’ve been there with my boyfriend a handful of times and have always been more than happy with their food. They also have an amazing bourbon selection! That does NOT scream Cherry Hill. :)

  • CM

    Sure, the regular cocktail list can be kind of silly…but my take was they’re meant to be tongue-in-cheek. Kind of an homage to the douche-y crowds that are drifting away from Old City (although I did see orange girls drinking Miller Lite there once).

  • https://twitter.com/PhillyBestBYOB Philly’s Best BYOBs

    Humor. Try it, you’ll like it Adam Erace.