- Neighborhood: Center City East
- 1121 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-225-8232
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- Cuisine: American
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Meals Served: Dinner
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
The company, aiming to champion the customs of the rebellious, Prohibition-Era distillers, makes their whiskey the traditional way with copper pots and local ingredients in Pittsburgh–the historic epicenter of American whiskey-making. At the height of whiskey production in the 18th and 19th centuries, there were over 4,000 distilleries in Western Pennsylvania alone. Today there are… Well, let’s just say that there are a lot fewer. But Wigle is one of them, and tonight they’re going to do us a favor.
It’s not every night out that you come across an ingredient that you’ve never heard of before. But here’s an even rarer thing: when you go home and plug it into Wikipedia, only to discover that, according to the International Union For Conservation of Nature, it’s one of the 100 worst invasive species on earth.
Go ahead, Google “Japanese knotweed”. One of the top results offers “Eradication Strategies.”
Let me offer mine: Get over to Petruce et al, and gobble up slender stalks of it in one of the more unexpectedly delightful salads I’ve come across in a while.
Petruce et al posted its happy hour menu to Facebook today and one item really caught our eye. The “Balling” Citywide” is a “London Balling” barleywine and ounce shot of Angel’s Envy for $25. Certainly not in the same price range as Bob & Barbara’s, but if you’re balling, this is the shot and a beer for you.
Also, get a head start on National Empanada Day with Petruce’s pepperoni, mozzarella and onions stuffed empanada.