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gina | Jan 24, 201501:50 PM

Laban's review of my favorite restaurant right now (and probably for a long while):

http://www.philly.com/philly/food/201...

We've had many of the same dishes so far, and a couple of others that were omitted like the Maitake Mushroom and Skate that I would highly recommend. I was puzzled by his take on the Lamb Sausage, though; we had it last Friday and it was magnificent. Also, I don't really agree that the wines on draft are "dull." I've had dull and these aren't it (they are quite good, especially for the price).

It's true that the pâté doesn't come with bread, which is curious. It seems like this may be on purpose...to enjoy the full flavor perhaps? I prefer many cheeses by themselves for this reason so I can understand, but they will give you bread if you ask.

I was a little torn about the pastrami assessment. We regularly purchase the pastrami from their butcher shop because my SO loves it, but I prefer the corned beef myself (they both go well with the sauerkraut they sell). I really enjoyed the Pastrami small plate, however. I don't remember the pastrami being cold, so not sure what's going on there.

I haven't seen the Boiled Beef Tongue available on any of my visits, so I plan to ask about it next time as I'm dying to try it. One of the first dishes we had there was equally "adventurous"; a whole trotter stuffed with head cheese and deep-fried. They were offering only two that night, so we though, "Hell, yes." It wasn't the easiest thing to cut as we neared the hoof end, but it was very tasty.

Not mentioned were the chocolate desserts. They had chocolate cream puffs for awhile and now they have a dessert called Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate. All of the desserts are fantastic but whichever one has 'chocolate' in the name, be sure to get that one, too.

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