Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Frankford Hall

1210 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-3338

Although I wrote about Frankford Hall when it first opened, I wanted to do an update. They have changed their menu around quite a number of times, and at this point, they have a variety of burgers. Which is always a plus. Below is the poutine burger, named "The Ultimate Poutine." At $12, it's not the cheapest around, but damn if it's not one of the tastiest. Dry aged patty, with fontina fries and foie gravy (made with veal), served open faced. It's a fork and knife meal, to be sure, but I had no complaints. Besides the fact that I had just undone an entire week's worth of workouts. But this sandwich/platter and 1L of German beer is the best mistress with which to cheat on your diet.

I also tried "The Classic" burger, which came in at a more wallet-friendly $7, and was still surprisingly good. Cooked to a nice medium, it came with white cheddar, house made pickle and the usual lettuce, tomato, and onion. Also, it comes with a side of fries, which are no slouch themselves, especially with the addictive curried ketchup.

Frankford Hall elicits a range of emotions from a variety of people, from love to hate. However, there is no better place to drink outside (even in the winter) in the area. The beers are not over-the-top expensive and the food is solid. Not to mention the fact that you can sit around a fire pit and roast s'mores. Sure, some of the clientele may have an air of superiority, but just remember, you don't have to talk to them.


Anonymous said...

Surprised how well those pics came out considering how dark it was that night. Also, never have regretted going to Frankfort Hall the 5 or so times I've been...

Anonymous said...

Philly Phoodie is H.A.M.