Posted by Aubrey Nagle on August 9th, 2012
According to the September issue of Esquire, Philadelphia is the Late-Night Capital of these here United States. The issue’s late-night eats guide contains essays about the difference between truck stops and diners, the glory that is poutine (I’d say we agree), and tons of recipes for manly food to be eaten in the wee hours of the morning. Esquire even lists all the best late-night foods from all over America– from egg rolls in Chicago to fried chicken in Louisville– but without mentioning a single food from Philly. Why? Because we got our own article about why we’re the best ever, that’s why.
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Posted by Foobooz on August 2nd, 2012
Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal will be behind the bar at Kennett tonight with a special menu of Rickeys. The Rickey, for those not in the know was invented in the 1880s at Shoomaker’s in Washington, DC by barkeep George A. Williamson. It is said that ”Colonel” Joe Rickey (lobbyist and man-about-town) collaborated with Williamson to devise a drink to combat the muggy heat of the capital’s summers. The original Rickey consisted of whiskey, fresh lime, & sparkling water. Though bourbon was first favored, the Gin Rickey has had more famous past. But at Kennett tonight there will plenty of room for an entire menu of Rickeys.
Esmon and Gaal are bartending tonight and next Thursday at Kennett. Next week will feature Allagash beers and Di Bruno Bros. cheeses.
Posted by Foobooz on April 10th, 2012
The long awaited Forest & Main Brewing Co. in Ambler officially opens this Friday but the brew pub has been softly opened this week. Located at the corner of Forest and Main, the pub is situated in a 1880s Victorian that has taken more than a year to restore. Downstairs is a bar and some tables. Upstairs features additional seating. And we just think it looks great, adorable even. The large front porch has us dying to sit down in a rocking chair and to enjoy a beer, or three.
Owners Daniel Endicott and Gerard Olson are brewing English session ales and Belgian farmhouse style beers. The menu is beer friendly with items like bacon popcorn, fish and chips and mussels.
If you’re city-bound, sample Forest and Main Kinch IPA at Kennett.
Posted by Foobooz on March 7th, 2012
Our favorite beer event of the year is happening this Sunday. Brewer’s Plate brings together local breweries and restaurants under one roof for great food and drink. This year the event will be happening at the National Constitution Center and will feature 25 local restaurants.
Among the pairings:
Posted by Foobooz on April 13th, 2011
It’s the anchovies, bone marrow and ground beef dish that defines the casual sophistication of Kennett for Brian Freedman.
It’s one of those why-didn’t-anyone-think-of-that-before combinations that, despite its initial impression of outlandishness, makes all the sense in the world. More importantly, it also fits neatly into the ethos espoused by Kennett chef Brian Ricci, managing partner Johnny Della Polla and owner Ashley Bohan of Kennett: The use of marrow—heaven’s butter, as a particularly eloquent waiter once called it years ago at Pif—shows not just a respect for those of us who wish it were even more prevalent around town, but also to the animal itself, taking advantage of more of the bounty a cow provides than by just settling for the all-beef patty. The addition of hyper-savory anchovy mayonnaise (charged up even more with shiro miso) slathered onto the bun accomplishes what the space shuttle’s booster rockets do: Ramps the power of an already serious system that even on its own is impressive.
Posted by Foobooz on March 14th, 2011
Craig LaBan gets over his non-composter’s guilt and settles in to enjoy the seasonal and green dishes at Queen Village’s Kennett.
[Kennett] has a rustic approach that is satisfying when it’s on the mark, and is especially strong with starters that seem inspired by a cold-weather farm market. Creamy stewed butter beans come ladled over grilled brioche toast beneath a panfried egg. Brussels sprouts roasted with coriander and bacon tumble with thick slices of sunchoke, their nutty snap reminiscent of a fresh water chestnut.
Two Bells – Very Good
Kennett Restaurant [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Posted by Foobooz on March 10th, 2011
Craig LaBan travels down to Queen Village this week to take a gander at Kennett, the new neighborhood pub at 2nd near Christian.
How Many Bells for Kennett?
- 2 Bells - Very Good (55%, 97 Votes)
- 3 Bells - Excellent (23%, 41 Votes)
- 1 Bell - Hit-or-Miss (16%, 28 Votes)
- 4 Bells - Superior (5%, 8 Votes)
- 0 Bells - Poor (1%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 175
Kennett [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on March 9th, 2011
At Reading Terminal Market, Midtown Lunch pits two PA Dutch sandwiches — boneless rib and pot roast — against each other and learns one of life’s hard lessons: “just because the person making your food wears a bonnet, doesn’t mean its going to be good.” [Midtown Lunch]
Mac & Cheese can ignore the frozen yogurt but is drawn to the cream filled pastries at Tutti Frutti. [Mac & Cheese]
Two Eat Philly are the latest to sing the praises of Kennett. The twosome visit for brunch and especially enjoy the breakfast pizza. [Two Eat Philly]
Meal Ticket tests out Uncle Oogie’s Boli Buns and declares the mini-stromboli nuggets deserve a James Beard Award. [Meal Ticket]
Veggicurious sings the praises of Su Xing House and its enormous menu of cheap lunch-time eats. [Veggicurious]
Posted by Foobooz on February 25th, 2011
Adam Erace discovers that Queen Village’s Kennett is the rarest of rare, a neighborhood restaurant that does everything and does everything well. Burger, check. Vegetarian fare, check. Pizzas, check. Cocktails, check. Beer list, check. Yep, even dessert.