Posted by Aubrey Nagle on August 3rd, 2012
Scrapple is a polarizing food. Some hear the world scrapple and think “I don’t even want to know what that is made out of” and others think “I don’t even care what this is made out of, it’s delicious.” If you are of the latter group then you will be happy to see this list of Philadelphia restaurants cooking scrapple up traditionally or in interesting ways. If you are of the former, well, hopefully this list will change your mind.
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Posted by Foobooz on May 14th, 2012
Matt Zagorski may never leave the shadow of his burger. The man behind the Rouge burger puts out a burger Craig LaBan raves about in his review of Hickory Lane but it is good to know other parts of the menu feature winners as well.
When this kitchen’s in its zone, though, presenting simple bistro dishes with quality ingredients, smart accents, and solid technique, it is hard not to see the appeal. A beautifully seasoned pork tenderloin came over super-silky sweet potato puree and swiss chard ringed with a honeyed citrus caramel and garlic oil blushing red with paprika. Seared king salmon was paired with creamy polenta and crackly leaves of aromatic fried oregano. A roasted breast of wing-on chicken, the ultimate neighborhood bistro dish, had tawny crisped skin and a full juicy savor, with creamy Yukon potato puree flecked with green garlic butter. The NY strip, meanwhile, was exceptionally tender and flavorful, basted with herby maître d’butter and rich red wine jus. I only wish those house-made frites had been crisper.
Also of note, Hickory Lane is aiming to add a liquor license this summer.
Two Bells – Very Good
Craig LaBan review: Hickory Lane [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Hickory Lane [Official Site]
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Posted by Foobooz on May 9th, 2012
Travel + Leisure ranks Philadelphia #2 in burgers ahead of every other burger town but Providence, Rhode Island. The story quotes Hickory Lane’s Matt Zagorski who wisely says, “it’s not just a sandwich anymore—it’s become an entrée.”
Hickory Lane’s blend of filet mignon, short ribs, and brisket burger is among the options to vote for in Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly poll.
America’s Best Burger Cities 2012: Philadelphia #2 [Travel + Leisure]
More Philadelphia Burger Coverage [f8b8z]
Hickory Lane Burger via Foodspotting
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Posted by Foobooz on December 21st, 2011
Fairmount’s newest restaurant, Hickory Lane opens tonight at 2025 Fairmount Avenue. Former Rouge chef Matt Zagorski is manning the kitchen, turning out dishes like: French onion soup, steamed mussels, crispy pork belly and as you might expect from Zagorski, a burger. The Hickory Burger comes topped with aged cheddar, garlic aioli, tomato, lettuce and pickles for $14. Entrees run from the mid to high twenties with dry-aged ribeye coming in at $29.
2025 Fairmount Avenue
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Hickory Lane Dinner Menu (JPG)
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Posted by Foobooz on October 30th, 2011
Chef Matt Zagorski, formerly of Rouge and 500º is turning L’Oca into Hickory Lane. A sign in the window promises the restaurant will serve “quality local farm fresh ingredients in modern recipes.” Listed as manager on the sign is Jack Henderson, who owned L’Oca with chef Luca Garutti.
L’Oca closed a couple weeks ago and just months after Garutti was arrested for driving under the influence.
It seems the project has been in the works since at least June when Zagorski’s name was attached to a project called 2025. 2025 Fairmount is the address of L’Oca and now Hickory Lane.
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