Sassafras Bar

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Ever have an Ostrich Burger?

I did last night at Sassafras B
ar 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.
2 Tines

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

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!

Rating System:
* Excellent - 4 Tines * Great - 3 Tines * Good - 2 Tines * Fair - 1 Tine * Poor - Tarnished


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is about discovering what I find pleasing in screening & eating - in case you missed it, the name is a play on Tinseltown using the Tines of a Fork.

Feel free to send me info on a film or new restaurant you'd like me to highlight.

Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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