943 Equals Two Bells

Craig LaBan really enjoys dining at 943, the Argentinian/Italian BYOB by Pascual “Pat” Cancelliere situated on 9th Street in the Italian Market.

beef is 943’s sweet spot – simply grilled over coals that smoke with wood trimmings from Green Meadow farm, then plated next to green beans and fingerlings sauteed with molten duck fat. True to style, this kitchen properly opts for cuts that showcase flavor over tenderness – my favorite being the skirt, followed by the just-chewy-enough (but smallish) short rib, and then the more expensive N.Y. strip (nicknamed “bife de chorizo” because of its shape, but slightly misleading because it doesn’t come with sausage). While they initially seemed plain, a basting of chimichurri (with a swig of malbec) was all the tang they needed to come to life: straight-to-the-point beefy bistro savor.

Two Bells – Very Good

943 [Philadelphia Inquirer]
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