Last week, I finally made my second trip to Village Whiskey. During my first visit
to Village Whiskey, I unfortunately didn’t get to try the duck fat fries and the Whiskey King burger.
I was having a pretty awful day…so in an attempt to feel better, I indulged in the duck fat fries and the Whiskey King burger (pictured above).
duck fat fries
The fries were tasty with a good crispness to them. I didn’t dare bother dipping them in the ketchup as I find ketchup and fries together to be a sin, unless they’re really subpar fries that only ketchup can save.
The burger I got the last time was fantastic, but this one just completely blew that one out of the water. Can there possibly be more flavor than the burger I ordered last time? Yes, yes there can. Everything was delish…the beef, foie gras, the sharpness of the bleu cheese, sweetness of the cipollinis…ahhh foodgasm. You honestly have to try this. It’s a little steep at the price of $26, but if you’ve never tried it, it’s worth the investment!
Post meal I was in a food coma for maybe almost 2 hours…but ohhh was it worth it…
Tagged: burger, burgers, duck fat fries, foie gras, jose garces, philly, village whiskey
118 S 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I finally made it to Osteria! All it took was some pressuring from some friends…
Osteria has a really comfortable atmosphere..perfect for a date or a relaxing meal with friends/family. The seats were pretty big and you definitely had a lot of personal space (good and bad, I guess). Waitress was excellent and I couldn’t complain.
The meal started off with a “basket” of bread and breadsticks with olive oil to dip.
For the appetizers…
mozzarella in carrozza
They had the following as one of the specials for the day…
lamb belly w/ sauteed ramps and peas
The entrees we ordered…
parma pizza (my order)
chicken liver rigatoni
Lastly, for dessert…
strawberry zuppa inglese
The meal was fantastic and we were definitely stuffed afterwards. That parma pizza was great. I was gunna order either the parma or the polpo and the parma won since I’m a sucker for arugula and prosciutto. I got to try a little bit of everything at the table and my second favorite was definitely the chicken liver rigatoni. The appetizers and desserts were also fantastic. You bet I’ll be coming back here…once I can save up some money again haha.
Tagged: italian, marc vetri, philly, pizza
640 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Last Saturday in South Philly was the Flavors of the Avenue food festival and Crafty Balboa
craft/art show. East Passyunk Avenue was closed between Tasker and Morris Street for the events. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and I had a great time!
Flavors of the Avenue was held in a tent at the south end (which was a bummer since it was so beautiful out). There were tables set up all around the perimeter and several South Philly restaurants participated as well as a few wine and beer tables. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to eat as much as I had intended. I just wasn’t that hungry. Some of the food I did have was pretty tasty though.
Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar had Philadelphia Brewing Company’s Newbold IPA and Fleur de Lehigh, their spring/summer seasonal on tap.
Crafty Balboa was held on the north end of EPA right by Tasker Street. Many tables were set up with everyone selling all sorts of different arts and crafts. There were a lot of neat and interesting stuff for sale…from baby oneies to plush toys to t-shirts to prints.
Aaron Takes Pictures, by Aaron Weber. See more of his stuff here.
Exit 343 Design, by Steph Harvey. See more of her stuff here.
Tagged: art show, food event, pa, philly, south philly
After having Sonny’s
, I remembered there was this neat ice cream shop nearby. It’s called the Franklin Fountain, an ice cream shop with a traditional, classic theme. In addition to ice cream, they serve some classic ice cream concoctions like egg creams, phosphates, and ice cream sodas.
Father ended up getting a rum raisin scoop…and I got a hydrox cookie
milkshake. I wanted to get something smaller, but I’m a sucker for milkshakes.
Milkshake was fantastic. Soooo delicious. I tried some of that rum raisin ice cream…and it wasn’t bad…I personally would just never order that flavor haha…
I’ve gotta come back, their sundae menu seems pretty wild and it’s something I’ve gotta try at some point.
On a random/awesome note…the Food Network was on scene as I was leaving! They were taping for an episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate and Marc Summers and Duff Goldman chose this place. I wasn’t sure if they were present though..
The Franklin Fountain
116 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tagged: ice cream, old city, pa, philly