Nick's Roast Beef is the kind of place worth taking out of town folks to demonstrate just how cool Philly is. This South Philly dive bar has been open since 1938. I love that! Inside the narrow space is an equally streamlined menu: a few sandwiches and fries with Miller or Coors on draft to wash it down. Yuengling is available too but.... The namesake thinly sliced roast beef is a messy delight, served quickly by the bartender or a waitress if you make your way to the back.
I am not mad about this create your own pizza with unlimited topic for under $10 trend going on in Philly right now. We have Snap ($8) and more recently &pizza ($9.50). Blaze opened yesterday by Drexel University offering pizza, a few salads (skip them), and agua frescas (do not skip). Like the others, Blaze has an assembly line set up and they also promise a 2 minute cook time. The casual space has two stories with plenty of tables. I ordered the "red vine" pie with ovalini
One thing I am unrelentingly boastful of about Philly (though now that I think about it, there are a LOT of things) is the bar scene. Countless casual corner bars put out high quality draft list and burgers without being pretentious about it. Last week I was invited to sample the bites and drinks of two newcomers in this genre: Craftsman Row Saloon and Bar One. Craftsman Row Saloon opened in December by Jeweler's Row, replacing Coco's which I never got a chance to try. The
My very first Feastival experience could not have been better- an intoxicating maze of tables laden with plated bites for the grabbing, shaken cocktails for every empty glass, and performers in various contortions. Each year, proceeds support FringeArts and their efforts in bringing contemporary art to Philly. I really need to locate and befriend the winning bidder of the Ultimate Party Dinner auction item (a meal at your home for 20 friends cooked by Jon Cichon of Lacroix, E