Thursday, April 21, 2011
Stumbled upon an oasis in the desert yesterday, a real treasure of a spot called Flying Carpet Cafe & Bar. Located in the triangular apex of 19th & Poplar (1841 Poplar Street). The vibe inside is wonderfully chill, with a slightly Moorish decor. Owner Kevin Young, is at least partly of Middle Eastern decent and a lot of the menu reflects this flavor, offering Mediterranean Tapas, Vegan Flying Falafel, Exotic Teas and Baklava.
He created the signature sandwich I tried called Captain's Breakfast ($6) - Scrambled eggs with turkey bacon, spinach, horseradish cheddar cheese, roasted red peppers on a everything bagel smeared with Dijon mustard - 3 Tines (* Excellent - 4 Tines / * Great - 3 Tines / * Good - 2 Tines / * Fair - 1 Tine / * Poor - Tarnished)
I was enjoying the sandwich with coffee, but Kevin insisted to truly enjoy the sandwich it must also be accompanied with tangerine juice and proceeded to pour me a complimentary glass. He was right, I'm neutral on OJ, but tangerine juice is a whole new look at this citrus beverage.
|Rachel Blythe Udell -embroidery and fabric mixed media collages|
Flying Carpet is also a full service bar, serving until 1 or 2am if enough people are hanging out. A few neighboring young females (legal age) are trying to get a Thursday night Karaoke going. I was going to check it out, but I think I'm in for the night. Just got Infamous from Netflix and I was out drinking last night on The New Spirit of Philadelphia (for free) that post is still to come!
FCC&B Side notes: Cash only (ATM machine inside), Free WiFi, Free Parking, Discount for Art Museum Members, Nice Dog, one of those "save a life" breeds with the barrel around its neck, sans the barrel.