BY VICTOR FIORILLO
In case you missed it, there’s a new BBQ restaurant on South Street, from the folks who brought you Zahav, Marigold, and Xochitl. The team visited a disgusting amount of ’cue joints in Texas to get their meat right (a story expertly told here by food editor Ashley Primis, who accompanied the carnivorous lot on their research trip). But a man can only eat so much meat. He needs something to wash it all down. So I paid a visit to Percy Street to sample their drinks.
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Philadining issues an Awesomeness Alert for Pub & Kitchen’s English Onion Soup. A riff on the French classic. [Philadining]
Messy & Picky calls the DiNic’s pulled pork sandwich the Best of the Best and although we have trouble turning our back on our perennial favorite, the DiNic’s roast beef, the pulled pork is not to be missed. [Messy & Picky]
Mac & Cheese reiterates her love of Cafe Con Chocolate. Having been there recently ourselves, we understand. And throwing in our two cents, get the Mexican hot chocolate, it’s muyÂ delicioso. [Mac & Cheese]
Meal Ticket is starting a new weekly feature, The Good Word, where they ask Philadelphia food writers and bloggers questions. And who do they start with? Yours truly.
THE GOOD WORD Vol. 1: Arthur Etchells of Foobooz [Meal Ticket]
Pictured above, the foie gras burger at Meme. Unbreaded has the details, we’ll just stare. [Unbreaded]
We’re not in love with the reuben but we have to admit, it sure is a photogenic sandwich. Check out the food porn photos of Famous 4th Street Deli. [FWTS]
Dave Fields declares DiNic’s Roast Pork “the best sandwich ever.” [Restaurant Club]
Get a frothy, thick and rich and chocolate frullato from La Golosa in Queen Village. [Blogalicious]
Brunch at Fork provides “eggy goodness” in the form of a spinach, fontina mushroom omelet. [Veggicurious]
The best ribs might just come from a fish? That’s what Joy Manning is saying about the pacu at Kanella. [Restaurant Club]
What’s with all the sandwich talk around here? Last week in the Metro we discussed our Pantheon of Sandwiches, then this week Unbreaded is unveiled and Rick Nichols goes all gaga for the Arista at Paesano’s as well as sandwiches from DiNic’s, Q.T. Vietnamese Sandwich and Cafe Estelle.
On the Side: Best Philly sandwiches since sliced chain bread [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Unbreaded [Official Site]
In the Metro today, The Bite takes a look at some foods that get people skeeved and where to give them another shot.
- Peas at Pub & Kitchen
- Mushrooms at Marigold Kitchen
- Mayonnaise at Grace Tavern
- Broccoli Rabe at DiNic’s
Picky eater? Dare to revisit iffy dishes [metro philadelphia]
The Bite provides some tips for getting the most out of Restaurant Week and drops the 411 that one of our favorite Reading Terminal Market vendors has expanded their hours. And don’t forget, Philly Beer Week is coming.
The Bite appears Wednesdays in the Metro and is written by Foobooz editor Arthur Etchells
Beer Fans Rejoice!
Philadelphia newcomer Jael McMcHenry gives 30 reasons she loves Philadelphia and of course there’s lots of food reasons included.
Is it love, or infatuation? Am I completely enamored of Philadelphia because itâ€™s the first new city Iâ€™ve moved to in almost a dozen years? Or because Iâ€™ve heard so many expectation-lowering information sessions, so many qualifiers and apologies, that I couldnâ€™t help but find the city to be better than advertised?
Or, is it possible that Philly is… just awesome?
30 things to love about philadelphia [Intrepid Media]
Marisa McClellan who has been doing a project this summer at the Reading Terminal Market, chronicling people’s stories on the blog Stories from the Reading Terminal. Last week she had lunch with a gentleman named Eric who insisted on talking over his favorite sandwich, the roast pork at DiNic’s.
Folks, you’ve got to try the roast pork with provolone and greens that DiNic’s dishes up. It’s one of the happiest sandwich experiences I’ve had in my life. It’s messy and by the time you get to the end, the bread is starting to lose it’s integrity, but that doesn’t matter. The taste is someplace very close to sandwich perfection.
DiNic’s Roast Pork (with provolone and greens) [Metroblogging Philadelphia]
Stories From The Reading Terminal [Official Site]