Archive for 'American'

Teriyaki Bowls from Tasty Toast in Point Breeze

Tasty Toast opened last summer in Point Breeze with a brunch centric menu. It’s a cute, welcoming space that seems to be well received by the neighborhood.

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At Cleavers, Come for the Giant Branded Sandwiches, Stay for the Beer (aka Just Because I’m Off Bread & Beer For Passover Doesn’t Mean You Need to Be)

Cleavers, a the sandwich and shake spot, opened a few months ago to replace the burgers and shake spot, Good Stuff Eatery. The layout and concept is similar, order at the counter and use the upstairs floor if you’d like to dine in. Cheesesteaks and chicken cutlet sandwiches make up most of the menu, all hovering around $10

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No Such Thing As Too Many Toppings At Snap Custom Pizza

Last month, Snap Custom  Pizza opened in Rittenhouse. My first thoughts were- I hate this name! It is basically the same name as another casual mini chain down the street! But then I learned that all pizzas and salads come with as many toppings as you want!!! Imagine the cheesy possibilities.

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If Only Life Was All Cheese & Biscuits: Lunch at Bourbon and Branch

About 2 years ago, Bourbon and Branch opened in Northern Liberties with live music most evenings upstairs and a Southern influenced menu downstairs. I was invited to check out their recently updated menu.

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Jumbo Tots and Plump Chicken Breasts Are Built for Pleasure at Samwich

I was happy to hear that the Nolibs funky American restaurant Suppa had opened a sandwich place a bit closer to where I live. Samwich occupies the small space at 6th and Catherine, which had formerly been the site of Blue Belly BBQ. There is a counter to eat at and a list of sandwiches that are mostly rifts on comfort food.

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PB and J + Bacon Dog at Underdogs

Underdogs has been going strong on 17th Street for a few years now. Back in 2012, Luncher John loved the beef chili covered “Michigan” dog. I have a deep love for hot dogs, but try not to eat them too often. Things have been hectic at work, and I decided a comforting hot dog was something I deserved.  To make it more comforting, why not pair it with toppings from a classic elementary school sandwich and everyone’s favorite breakfast side dish.

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Matt and Marie’s Porchetta and Pancetta Sandwich

Matt and Marie’s has been going strong with their Center City sandwich sales for a year and a half with a simple menu of about 10 sandwiches and a few salads. Currently, they are phasing out their  ”Pieta Pastrami” that featured shaved hot (don’t even, Wayne) pastrami, house-made dill pickled cucumbers & onions, and pepperoncini aioli and are replacing it with “The Testarossa.”

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