Grown Up Apps & Burgers for 1/2 Price at Taproom on 19th (for now)

 Taproom on 19th is a South Philly corner bar that got revamped last fall with crafts beers and an enticing menu by Chef Jen Choplin. These features, plus the outdoor seating,  happy hour, and weekly specials, should be enough to get you down to Ritner.

[Note: The Insider has reported that  Chef Choplin was replaced by Elijah Milligan last week. There will be some menu changes in the next month, so if the following plates entice you, get down there asap because they could disappear]

To start, a lovely pickle plate came with grapes, beets, carrots, onions and a herby goat cheese spread.  

 Less healthy, but just as delicious, triangles of gooey, fried mozzarella en corozza, aka adult mozzarella sticks.

The Taproom burger is made with a LaFrieda blend and has lettuce, tomato, pickles, house sauce, and your choice of cheese.  I added bacon for an extra $2.  It also comes with fries or you can sub a salad for an extra $1. The burger had a good flavor and was medium rare as requested, but I would have preferred the meat to have been ground more. It comes on a kaiser roll, which I didn’t love.  Normally $14, the beef burger is 1/2 on Mondays, meaning mine cost just under $10. I probably would  have been less happy paying $16 for it.

 I was more impressed with the appetizers. Hopefully they will stay on the updated menu.  Although I wasn’t blown away by the burger, I enjoyed the atmosphere and will probably head back to check out the new menu, especially if they keep up the enticing weekly specials.

Taproom on 19th, 2400 S 19th St, 267-687-7817


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