- Neighborhood: Graduate Hospital
- 2425 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-735-2207
- Cuisine: Gastropub
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Leigh Maida sent out a message to subscribers of the Resurrection Ale House mailing list that the her and Brendan Hartranft’s Graduate Hospital beer bar is under agreement of sale. The letter notes that the employees will stay on after the acquisition, though the fried chicken may not. The note says that the chicken might pop up at the couple’s other bars, Memphis Taproom, Local 44 or Strangelove’s.
As for the new owners, that remains a mystery.
There’s something exciting about a bowl of fries. Maybe it’s the feeling that you’re being given something substantial. And over the past week I’ve wound up housing two bowls of distinct cheese fries. Above and on the left is a bowl of fries from T.J. Murphy’s new menu at Resurrection Ale House. These Cheddar Frites are doused in pickled jalapenos, red peppers and a cheddar cheese sauce. The fries were a promising introduction to Murphy’s reign at Resurrection and I’ll be back soon for more.
After a lunching on the sandwich of the month, a Curt Decker Cosmo, at American Sardine Bar on Saturday, Scott Schroeder dropped a bowl of his “Hot Dog Kid Cheese Fries” in front of me. I was sure I was too full but the smoky hot dog bits, cheese and whole seed mustard proved I did indeed have room for more.
If you find yourself at either of these bars, get the cheese fries.
Resurrection Ale House has said goodbye to chef Rhett Vellner who has left the Grays Ferry Avenue beer bar for some time off on his own out West. The new chef will be T.J. Murphy, who has worked at Resurrection in the past.
The menu has been tweaked (falafel burger) but rest assured, the fried chicken remains.
Resurrection is also now closed on Mondays. But what gets taken away is giveth. Sunday night now comes with a happy hour from 6 to 10 p.m. featuring $4 American drafts.
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