Tale of the Tape: The Corner

Raw’s Tony Rim and former Buddakan chef Scott Swiderski are behind the Corner, opening tonight at 13th and Drury in the former APO.

The Space

  • The dark APO space has been lightened with the addition of ground floor windows and reclaimed wood tables and benches
  • Open kitchen
  • Kitchen bar
  • Upstairs lounge and bar
  • Second floor outdoor deck

The Food

  • Chef Swiderski is being helped out in the kitchen by former Snackbar head-man John Taus
  • Small menu of comfort food arranged by starters, salads, entrees and sides
  • Highlights:
    • Masa Tots – Jalapenos, onions, chipotle clam dip
    • Classic Hamburger – Aged cheddar, pickles, fries
    • Crispy Fried Chicken – Cider brined, flash fried, Napa slaw
    • Grilled Truffle Cheese – Braised short rib and molten cheese
    • Seared Scallops – leek cofit, pickled shallots
  • Desserts (JPG)

The Drink

  • APO was known for its cocktails and the Corner is no slouch either.
  • Modern Cocktails
    • Mother’s Little Helper – bourbon, maple, pumpkin, lemon, bitters
    • Devil in the White City – apple brandy, in-house grenadine, cream, egg white
    • Lady Belladonna – vanilla and cardamom infused vodka, cocchi, grapefruit, sparkling wine
  • Classic Cocktails
    • Aviation
    • Sazerac
    • Hotel Nacional
    • Corpse Reviver #2
    • Tequila Old Fashioned
  • Beer
    • Small list
    • Pacifico
    • Dale’s Pale Ale
    • Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Red Ale
    • Wittekerke Belgian Wheat
    • Boak’s Monster Mash Imperial Stout

The Corner
102 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA

Monday – Wednesday: 5-12  last call for food at 10
Thursday – Saturday: 5-2 last call for food at 11:30

More on The Corner

The Corner: in Pictures [Meal Ticket]
Take a Peek at the Corner: Opening Tonight
[Grub Street]
Restaurant Notes: The Corner [The Insider]