Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Ever have an Ostrich Burger?
I did last night at Sassafras Bar in Olde City, topped with Gruyere cheese, served w/sweet potato fries and a pumpkin beer. The meat is not as dense as beef and has a slight gamy aftertaste, but in a good way. 2 Tines.
As the self-proclaimed sweet potato fries czarina, I give these and the accompanying Aioli sauce 3 Tines.
My friend, Robert ordered the Bison Burger, topped w/ Mozzarella cheese, which was a good burger, but our palates weren't discerning enough to tell it wasn't beef.
The space is so perfect for cozy fall/winter chats and rendezvous; they really should serve mulled wine. Very historic building - fireplace, bar, tin ceiling, detailing, fixtures, staircase, door nobs, the ladies room must once have been a sitting room or sewing room, still complete with a settee - all very turn of the century, if not older, certainly much older than the 35 years Sassafras has been in business. I wonder what was there before?
3 Tines for ambiance
Now Casting ACTORS, SINGERS, DANCERS and MODELS for over 1,000 TV shows, major films, Broadway shows, and more. CLICK HERE to find an acting job.This meal preceded my preview screening of Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis in Due Date. Not a great food/film compliment, an English saga would have been more fitting. Later this week, I'll be posting my Due Date commentary on the PFS site. Let's just say, if I had something really good to say about the movie, I would be writing that post now.
It was a very Tinsel & Tine day, as earlier I interviewed Madeline Deheza Hoefer a seasoned New York restaurant and hotel manager, now partnering with her husband Werner in the opening (Nov 20th) of a new coffeehouse/eatery in the Art Museum area called The Flying Saucer Cafe (26th & Brown St). She's also a big film buff, heading to Sundance again this year, and together with a friend started a weekly Philly Film Club. She and I had a great chat about film and food. I'm so looking forward to writing this post! Check back later in the week!
* Excellent - 4 Tines * Great - 3 Tines * Good - 2 Tines * Fair - 1 Tine * Poor - Tarnished
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