Year in Review: February


Dish of the Month

Bacon Grease Popcorn – Khyber Pass Pub

The little brown bag arrived at our table at the Khyber Pass Pub mottled with grease spots already soaking through. Oh, so inviting. Spice-dusted popcorn spilled out, and the billowy white puffs glistened with rendered Benton’s bacon fat, a smokehouse glow so incandescent, so dangerously magnetic, that even the early resisters at our table – the ones who first crowed ‘ewww!’; – could be seen reaching guiltily back, back, back into the pile for more.”Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer

Quote of the Month

 “They will not serve French food. The plates will not be made out of paper.” Victor Fiorillo

Notable Openings

943Fathom Seafood HouseOpaPlenty

Notable Closings

Center City GrilleJerry’s BarSnackbarSociety Hill Hotel