Fishtown’s very own burger joint, Sketch, is collaborating with St. Benjamin Brewing to host a collaboration dinner tonight. Owners Phyllis Farquhar and Timothy Patton of Sketch and St. Benjamin respectively, are creating the menu.
In Trey Popp’s monthly revisit, he returns to three year-old Sketch on Girard Avenue where he finds an “ebullient mash-up of sermon-free veganism and sloppy-good griddle fare.”
Yes, there are some issues (for example, the unusually thick layer of carbonization on the meat burgers here), but for the most part these are good-value patties that people of all ideologies and income levels can get behind. My truffle butter burger came out perfectly medium rare. The vegan burger nails the balance between squishy interior and crispy singed edge. When I first came to Sketch three years ago, the turkey burger was one of the best I’d ever had—thanks to an injection of dehydrated vegetables reconstituted with olive oil. But this time around I had to save room to sample other parts of a menu that’s grown quite a bit from Sketch’s beginnings, when Farquhar aspired to offer “only five things.”
Make like burger crooner Craig LaBan and head over to Sketch for a “smashed onion burger.”
GoodTaste [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Philadining issues an “Awesomeness Alert” for James where they discover a comfortable bar to eat at and a favorite charcuterie plate. [Philadining]
Mac & Cheese may have made some ordering missteps but still comes away impressed with Zahav. [Mac & Cheese]
Sketch on Girard Avenue knows how to make a tasty burger. [Foodaphilia]
Fidel Gastro finds two out of three ain’t bad at Pub & Kitchen. [Fidel Gastro]
Durian juice may not be for everyone but the good and simple Indonesian food at Indonesia on Snyder should have greater appeal. [Drawing for Food]
I’ll Eat You finally visits the South Philadelphia Taproom and gives dinner a split decision but will return. [I'll Eat You]
Philadining concentrates on the Chinese side of the menu at Chinatown’s Sakura. [Philadining]
We recently remarked we never knew anyone who had been to Pagoda Noodle Cafe. But Veggicurious has been there and shares the results. [Veggicurious]
Fries with that Shake makes sure to visit Shank’s & Evelyn’s one more time before the curtain falls. [Fries with that Shake]
Adam Erace tries several of the 400 possibilities of burger at Fishtown’s Sketch and calls them some of the best burgers in the city.
Color me nostalgic. When it comes to the burger Iâ€™m a puristâ€” at least I always thought I was. But all it took was one bite of Sketchâ€™s buttery Kobe jawbuster smothered in chunky green chili and Thai peanut sauces to totally challenge my entire burger belief system. Existential meltdown commencing.
Sketch [Philadelphia Weekly]
Mac & Cheese is overjoyed to find that Palace at the Ben serves up a tasty Indian brunch. [Mac & Cheese]
It’s a “life affirming veggie burger for Living on the Vedge at Sketch in Fishtown. [Living On The Vedge]
Foodzings goes to Good Dog and forgoes the burger for mac and cheese and pulled pork. [Foodzings]
A couple of new places are opening on Girard Avenue today. Former Tiffin executive chef Raju Bhatari is opening Ekta today. The bi-level spot at 250 E Girard Avenue. [The Clog]
Also opening today on the avenue is Sketch, a burger joint from the folk behind Canvas, the coffee shop across the street. And as you might guess from a spot named Sketch, there will be plenty of opportunities to doodle as you wait, unless you’d rather concentrate on that shake.
Sketch menu after the jump.