Hands down the best steak I've had in my life! Juicy and omg I can't explain how good this was! This was the special of the day $95 8pz Ribeye Cap Japanese Wagyu A5 😍😍😍 the next pic is their amazing truffle Mac and cheese and the $110 (around there) not on the menu 35oz Ribeye and lastly their delicious deep dish cookie with vanilla ice cream .. everything wow 👌🏻👍🏼 @barclayprime #barclayprime#fatmarecipesphiladelphia
First time having breakfast @ Blue Duck! This gem is nestled between a couple shops in an unassuming strip mall in Northeast Philly. BD offers a unique twist on some of America’s favorites. The signature blue duck fries were perfect. We dug into delicious hand-cut fries tossed in duck fat smothered in smoked Gouda cheese sauce with tender shredded duck confit & scallions. I enjoyed my chicken and waffles but was a little confused by the bourbon syrup that made its way into(??) the chicken. I was looking for a more savory note to pair with the waffles. I’d love to come back to explore more of their menu. Next time I’m bringing a bottle to this BYO 🙋🏾♂️.. #phillyfood#phillyfoodies#phillyfoodforeal#foodiesofphiladelphia#instafood#brunch#northeastphilly
If you want a really life-altering waffle, you must get it from @bourbonandbranch who recently rolled out a new menu, with a new chef.
Food comes out hot, staff is super caring, and the menu is approachable but a little elevated bar and comfort food with Pennsylvania Dutch influences.
Hence why this waffle is #PhillyFoodFOREAL slap yo mama gooooood!!
Thanks Adam, Chef Lee, Mickey and everyone else for the kind hospitality. Really cool place for drinks, dinner and they host live shows upstairs! Give em a try!
Lunch at @ralphsitalrest.
Veal Parm / Linguini Pescatore / Lasagna
Dining here is like going for lunch at your Italian friend's house. A place where they like you so the portions reflect it and there is the assured quality of knowledgeable sourcing + time tested recipes, but it's lunch with the fam so don't expect dazzling sophistication.
And who needs that when you look down at deceptively humble piece of veal the size of a dinosaur foot? "Deceptively" because there is actually great care and balance in it's construction: generous meat ratio prepared with expertise such that it does not entail sacrificed tenderness, a breading that carries not only the typical textural crisp but actual bread flavor reminiscent of the Sarcone's rolls on the side, a well melted mildly flavored cheese layer that truly complements the beef and never hardens into gummy parts, and a natural (not sugary as might be feared in homestyle sauces) tomato sauce applied in a sufficient quantity to amplify the dish's softer qualities.
Pastas are cooked beyond al dente but well before the mush point. I, for one, enjoyed them a lot. The Pescatore dish comes loaded with sizeable shrimp, clams, mussels, and crabmeat. Combined with the sauce, it makes for a deliciously umami packed hearty bite (though the shrimp was a tad overcooked). And, the leftover juices are prime candidates for scooping up with the wonderful sesame forward/surprisingly salty Sarcone's bread. The side spaghetti while simple is also genuinely tasty (not an afterthought ). Without a doubt though, my favorite was the Lasagna. It is actually two large blocks of glorious herby ricotta and cleverly incorporated ground sausage + cased fennel sausage. Surprisingly light (likely due to lack of additional cheeses) but has flavor for days. Each thumb like thickness layer of ricotta is an invitation to indulge, punctuated by measured herb/sausage seasoning moments, and texturally varied plentiful meat appearances.
Prices are actually a steal. Meal is cooked to order so have a bit of patience and take the opportunity to chat with the very charismatic staff. First time here, but certainly not my last.
Get some beautiful sweet treats for your sweetie over at @carlosbakery near @rittenhousesquare 🎂💕❤️
Here we’ve got vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream Valentine’s-themed rainbow cake, dark, milk,
white chocolate covered strawberries, and they can make a customized platter to suite your needs like in the last photo! Our fav is the cannoliiiiii 😍
Great spot to grab some goodies, even a coffee and enjoy there or take home for after din din! Open til 9pm!
Cant get enough of steak! This is the 18oz Delmonico (Bone In Rib Eye) cooked to medium well @butcherandsinger of course accompanied by my fav Wedge Salad (no bacon) .. one of the best steak houses in Philadelphia #fatmarecipesphiladelphia#butcherandsinger
Yummmmm so I was craving Persian food and the closest to me was a 30 minute drive! Still went lol.. Featured here:
- Mast O Khiar
- my fav appetizer: Kashk Bademjan
- kobeideh with baqela pulao (green rice)
- part beef filet part kobeideh ❤️❤️❤️ @thepersiangrille
Got to try the Coop sandwich today which is a hybrid of two amazing sammies.
Start with @hatchandcoop’s housemade sauce topped with crispy roasted chicken thigh, fried chicken breast, and housemade coleslaw! We added some more buff sauce and house sauce on top. And peep the popcorn nuggs on the side.
Oh so good. Also they were just featured on @6abcfyiphilly also they are adding egg sammies to their menu starting WED also prices are crazy reasonable!!!
Now that’s #PhillyFoodFoReal !
#FoReal ! #foodforeal#pffr#friedchicken#hatchandcoop#ucity#upenn#spoonU#universitycity#phillyfood
Brunch at @parcrittenhouse.
Breakfast Pastries / Macaroni Gratin / Onion Soup Gratinée / Steak & Eggs / Beef Bourguinon / Buttermilk Pancakes 😖😖😖
*sigh* there are things I need to do as a breakfast fiend and this magnet of pop "luxury" was one of them. Sticking to the food commentary, the polished mediocrity of most dishes wore me down honestly.
First hints came via a basket of pastries that teased with tasty apple filled goods and touches of almond butter, but left you searching for the second follow up punch. The croissants/turnovers shine in their lifeless frailty. And the best baguette in Philly? I sure hope not. Well, surely a flavor bomb would come from their (arguably) most picturesque dish: the french onion soup. Eeehhh not quite.
Sure the theatrics are present with all stringy cheese and blistered edges but once you dig in the (lukewarm) contents are surprisingly watery. If there is one order-worthy dish in the hors d'oeuvres section, it is the Macaroni Gratin with homey noodles that served as vessels for a deeply creamy white sauce. Covered by more melted cheese and a measured bread crumb topping, these were quite good.
But...the Steak and Eggs. How can you botch such a basic offering? By playing to blandest of palates. Don't want a spice rub on your hanger steak? Don't like charred outside bits? Don't like seasoning or textural subtlety on your potatoes? Like to cook your eggs to the point of dryness for safety? You are in luck. Fortunately, the Beef Bourgignon. Tender chunks of stewed beef accompanied by silky mashed potatoes disintegrate in your mouth; rounded out by a dark but pleasantly sweet pan sauce. And sure, I had to try the pancakes. But these don't even deserve further mention.
Look, this place is safe; but, so is cooking at home. Go out there and explore some of the vastly superior brunch venues of this city (Sam's, Fitzwater, La Maude).