Playful Ideas Succeed at Stateside

David Snyder steps in to review Passyunk Avenue’s Stateside, a New American whiskey-and-small-plates bar that is getting chef George Sabatino’s name out there.

The crispy maple-glazed pork belly, my favorite, is one of the best breakfast dishes you’ll eat for dinner. Bellies from Green Meadow Farm are cured and braised with apple cider and chicken stock before being pressed, deep-fried and finished with ?maple glaze. Aged Vermont cheddar adds tang to the wonderful texture of Nora Mills grit cake, with Pink Lady apple rounds tossing in a tart pop.

State of Play [City Paper]
Stateside [Official Site]