Throwback Thursdays at Oyster House


Beginning on Thursday, March 6th, Oyster House will be bringing back classic dishes from the Mink family’s 60+ years in the seafood business. They’ve dusted off their old school menus from Sansom Street Oyster House as well as Kelly’s on Mole in order to feature a special Throwback Thursday dish every week.

Things kick off today with Oyster Pan Roast, oysters lightly poached in a creamy tomato broth and served with blackened shrimp-buttered crostini.

Other throwbacks will include Crab Imperial, and Dockside Flounder. The full schedule of chef Brett Naylor’s Throwback Thursday plates will be announced via social media. So follow @PHLoysterhouse on Twitter and Instagram or Like them on Facebook.

Oyster House [Foobooz]


Who Should Be at Philly Cooks? Cast Your Vote Here

pcooks2Philly Mag’s annual Philly Cooks! gala is scheduled for February 23rd at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Every year the city’s top chefs compete to take top toque, and ticket holders get to sample unlimited eats from tons of restaurants. You can buy tickets now, but we also have a special
treat for Restaurant Club readers: E-mail me with the names of three chefs/restaurants you’d like to see compete at the event, and we’ll make sure the top vote-getters are guaranteed a spot in the competition.

Scoop from Sansom Street


If you’re walking down Sansom Street, you’ll notice a plywood box has gone up over the facade of the-artist-formerly-known-as-the-Sansom-Street-Oyster-House… which means that the construction has officially started on the anticipated spring opening of Oyster House, which is the restaurant’s new name and which will be run by father-and-son team David Mink and Sam Mink. A little history – David Mink ran the SSOH back in the days before Cary Neff (currently of Coquette) took it over (and then closed it after filing for bankruptcy proteciton).

Sam Mink let us take a peek inside the under-construction spot today. No good photos, as there’s not much left but a long empty space, but Sam let us see the architect’s drawings and gave us a great verbal walk-through of what the Oyster House will look like, plus, he dropped the name of his chef. Click after the jump to find out.

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Soup Is Good Food

French Onion Soup At Caribou
Philadelphia Weekly profiles some of the best soups in the city in today’s Field Guide.

  • Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
  • Marathon Grill
  • Harmony Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Caribou Cafe
  • Sansom Street Oyster House
  • Barclay Prime

Broth, Where Art Thou? [Philadelphia Weekly]

Oysters In Philly

Field Guide takes you around Philadelphia for a tour of oyster bars. Scoring them for cost, Guinness availability, wine list, old-schoolness and more.

  • XIX
  • Sansom Street Oyster House
  • Coquette Bistro & Wine Bar
  • Striped Bass
  • Philadelphia Fish & Co.
  • Original Snockey’s Oyster & Crab House

Shells Angels [Philadelphia Weekly]