Fork & Barrel Reviewed
Trey Popp’s second review in the February issue of Philadelphia Magazine is for East Falls’ Fork & Barrel.
Yes, Fork & Barrelâ€™s idiosyncrasies verge on affectations. But there are genuine delights worth seeking at the restaurantâ€™s communal wooden tables, starting with the exceptional beer list. Looking for a wood-aged lager brewed by Italian prison inmates? Itâ€™s here. Oxidized barleywine? Check! From an astonishingly fresh-tasting Weissenohe Annafest â€” an unpasteurized, Oktoberfest-style lager â€” to obscure bottles from Danish â€œgypsy brewerâ€ Mikkel Borg BjergsÃ¸, co-owner Matt Scheller (who also runs Bookstore Speakeasy in Bethlehem and Tap and Table in the Lehigh Valley) covers the diversity of European craft brewing with his beer program better than anyone else in town.
Four stars signifies an “extraordinary” restaurant, three stars is “excellent,” two stars is “good,” one star is “fair” and no stars is “poor.”