Year In Review: September
- Village Whiskey’s hype hits a crescendo on the eve of its Labor Day opening.
- One of the most popular questions we receive, where can we find bargain oysters.
- Trey Popp dislikes P.Y.T. and takes a shot at food bloggers as well.
- Shola Olunloyo announces on his web site that he’s opening a restaurant. The blog hasn’t mentioned anything since.
- Starr bails on Chelsea.
- It’s cheers across the board as Paesano’s announces they’re coming to 9th and Christian (latest has the opening being a couple weeks out).
- We break that Chops is looking to take over Oceanaire. The project is aiming for a February opening.
- Everyone spent September talking about Village Whiskey.
- With a lot of help from our friends, we announce our Top 50 Bars.
- David Snyder finds authentic West African fare at Tastee D’s.
- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf dines out at Savona.
- Slap Chop slapped by Pub & Kitchen’s Johnny Mac.
- One day soon we’re actually going to check this out for ourselves, cheap sushi on Sansom.
- We’re still heads-over-heels about the crepes at L’Aube.
- Grey Lodge gets a new urinal.
- Taglio introduced us to pizza by weight.
- Dude at Brauhaus Schmitz finished off 1/2 meter of bratwurst, scoop of potato salad, scoop of Sauerkraut and .5 liters of Hausbrau in 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
- Meal Ticket interviews Craig LaBan.
- Local brewers mop up 17 medals at the Great American Beer Festival.
- Suck this infographic USA Today! We debut our Stephen Starr Restaurant timeline.
- We ate well in September. Meme’s sizzling mussels prompted us to verse.
- Music Fountain Cafe opened quietly on Girard Avenue. The decor made it look like it had been there for decades.
- Philadining captures opening night at Pizzeria Stella.
Dish of the Month
Whiskey King Burger at Village Whiskey
An Exemplary – Juicy Bomb of a Burger – Hail The Whiskey King – Arthur Etchells, Foobooz
Smackdown of the Month
“P.Y.T.’s burger was average at best. Suffice it to say that the huge, ultra-tender offering at Butcher & Singer beats it like a red-headed stepchild.” – Trey Popp, City Paper