Elisa Ludwig visits Rittenhouse Square’s Snackbar and asks, “Is Snackbar too avant for its own good?”
If a snack is something you eat mindlessly while chatting or tipping back pints of beer, the popcorn is the most snack-like thing you’ll encounter here. The kitchen’s creations, with its minimal descriptions and deconstructed plating, are something else altogether. If it’s dinner you’re after, the experience can range from intriguing and challenging to dissatisfying. For a food nerd on the prowl for the latest developments in molecular gastronomy, it’s a hell of an evening.