“Sticky, licky, sucky, messy, dirty and wet: There is something better than sex for sale in Port Richmond, and no, it’s not heroin.” Seriously, we don’t normally quote Yelp comments in the course of reviewing a restaurant, but that one in particular (from former City Paper food writer Felicia D’Ambrosio) pretty much sums up the experience at this quintessential Port Richmond dive bar, which has been known to run out of crabs by 7 p.m. Sizes and prices change daily, but like the beer, the crabs are among the cheapest around. Two pieces of advice: When the bartender asks, “Ya want some Bonk’s juice?,” don’t ask what’s in it; just say yes. And don’t order anything but crabs, fries and beer, or you’ll be sorry you did.
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First appeared in the June, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine.
Where do you go for gourmet fried chicken, doughnuts, and coffee all at the same time? Nowhere, right? Well, starting this summer, you’ll find all three under the same South Philly roof with Federal Donuts, a collaboration between Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov of Zahav, Thomas Henneman and Bob Logue of BODHI Coffee, and Felicia D’Ambrosio, of the Universe. Read on for the preliminary details.
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We started the week with a new feature, the Agenda and we’ll end it with another. The Line of the Week might be from a commenter, a review or in this case Twitter. Felicia D’Ambrosio weighs in with her impression of Stephen Starr’s Dandelion.
Dandelion is like Hogwarts but with yuppies. And self-tanner. – Felicia D’Ambrosio
Felicia D’Ambrosio has an article in today’s City Paper highlighting some local chefs and how they deal with their tiny kitchens.
Among the cramped kitchens around town:
- Cafe Estelle
- Fond (12′ x 20′)
- Sycamore (9′ x 15′)
- Watkins Drinkery (6′ x 8′)
Little Boxes [City Paper]
Felicia D’Ambrosio profiles unique “bar bon vivant” Christian Gaal ofÂ APO Bar + Lounge and Noble: An American Cookery.
Drink Dapper [City Paper]
APO Bar+Lounge [Official Site]
Noble: An American Cookery [Official Site]