- Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
- 262 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-519-5236
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- Cuisine: Breakfast
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Wanna know if someone has ever spent any time living in New York City? Just take her out for bagels anywhere outside the five boroughs and listen to her go on for days about how no bagels are as good as New York City bagels. But you know what we do have? Some of the best regional variations you’re going to find anywhere (and the exceptional breakfast sandwiches made from them), plus our own booming local bagel scene. Here are six operations that take a backseat to no one.
Yesterday, NBC’s “1st Look” sent Audrina Patridge (who, near as I can tell, got her food journalism training on MTV’s The Hills) to Philly to spend a day with Rob Mitchell from the Cow and the Curd. Together, they served fried cheese curds to folks at Yards Brewery for one of their Ales Of The Revolution pairing events.
And yeah, there’s video. Because of course there’s video.
Pastrami is having a bit of a moment. We’re importing it from New York. Its spices are finding their way onto fish and chicken wings. And now we’re celebrating Philadelphia’s pastrami explosion (which, not for nothing, would be a great name for a band) with our first Foobooz Six Pack: Six places to score pastrami from Fairmount to the Reading Terminal Market.
Mitch Prensky came up with the genius idea of coating chicken wings in pastrami spices. Dipped into the Thousand Island dressing, you have a bar snack that’s tough to beat.
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