- Neighborhood: Center City West
- 1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-567-7683
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- Cuisine: Seafood
- Price: $$$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
A few days ago, we posted a list of some of the best soups in Center City–a perfect little thing for a gray, cold day. But almost as soon as it went up, readers started commenting with places that we’d forgotten. And since the first post was never meant to be anything like a canonical list, we’ve decided to expand it here with reader suggestions–plus a couple of extra places that we just love.
So first, I finally got the chance to stop by the new(ish) Hippot Shabu Shabu, which opened a couple months back in Chinatown. I have two things to say about it right off the bat…
OK, so Oyster House didn’t make the cut in this year’s Philadelphia Business Journal Top LGBT Companies list. But here’s the thing: Maybe it should have?
Danielle Amabile, pastry chef at Oyster House, had been itching to marry her education background (she meant to be an English teacher) with her passion for cooking. (But really, this gal can gab about pie-primping and pureeing for hours.) That itch grew in intensity when owner Sam Mink’s 10-year-old cousin began popping by the restaurant, routinely flocking to Amabile so she could show him the ropes in the kitchen (peeling apples, fetching ingredients, etc.).
But if you do need an excuse–a raison de boire, as it were–there’s this: Oyster House has decided to spend the autumn convincing you that drinking gin (and eating oysters) is a good idea. Thus, they have put together a list of over 50 domestic and internationally-produced gins, all ready to be drunk straight (oh stop making that face…) or combined into any number of classic cocktails which are perfect for drinking alongside a nice spread of oysters.