Thursday, March 23, 2017

La Cabra Brewing

642 Lancaster Ave.
Berwyn, PA 19312
(610) 240-7908

La Cabra has gotten some recent publicity, so I figured it was about time that I gave it a write up myself. I love the Berwyn Tavern and this place is literally across the street. Damn Berwyn, who would have thought you would have two of the best bars in the burbs?

The bar itself has an old industrial vibe inside, with high ceilings, complemented with brick and wood accents. Also the upstairs has all kinds of games like darts, Bimini Ring Toss and the recent addition of fooseball (:-O). I loved it at first sight. The beers are delicious and they are constantly unveiling new releases. I went from hoppy to malty and back, and was pleased with every choice. Not to mention the bar food.

The garlic truffle Parmesan wings were fantastic. Sous vide cooked and then fried to a perfect crispiness, they were some of my favorites I have had in a while. Seven wings for $9 is a bit spendy, but given the size and prep that went into them, I had no complaints.

Look at that rendered out skin, fried to a crackling crisp.

The micro greens made it so I was basically eating a salad, which was nice for those counting calories.

Another guilt-free snack was the frisee salad served with crispy pork belly, chipotle honey, goat cheese, jalapeƱo bacon and a citrus aioli. Not a typo, the pork belly comes with bacon lardons. The belly was sous vide until tender as well, and then crisped up, notice a trend? This was sweet, salty, crispy, fatty and the frisee really did help cut the heaviness.

Basically the healthiest thing I have eaten in 2017.

Finally, the brisket tacos. These are accompanied by potato plantain hash, cilantro, and mole BBQ. Well at least I think they are. I didn't get any hash or cilantro. I DID get a hell of a lot of brisket though. So no complaints. The brisket was tender, and the mole sauce was sweet and smokey. The tortillas were quite good, with a nice toast to them. Thick salty chips with some salsas were the perfect accompaniment.

Perhaps the most amazing part is the crowler. I am easily amused, to be sure, but the ability to get a 32oz can of beer from the tap sealed on the spot to take home is a godsend. Who the hell ever remembers a growler. I have at least a half dozen at home I neglect to bring with me, despite the fact that I visit some type of brewery or place that fills them at least once a week.

You might drive past La Cabra (the goat) without knowing it. But you would be doing your palate a disservice.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Philly Phoodie Giveaway- Courtesy of Contest Closed -Winner Announced - TheRealTheGersh from Instagram!

Update: We had 27 comments. Blog, Instagram, Facebook comments were assigned a number in that order, and entered into Congratulations to the winner! Thanks to everyone who participated.

We are thrilled to host the following giveaway courtesy of to readers. They have maps of so many cities around the world, but we all love one in particular. I love the simplicity of the maps see below for an example of the Philly one up for grabs. If you would like to enter to win, simply comment here, on our Instagram post promoting it, or our Facebook post promoting it (or on ALL 3 to buffer your chances!). Let us know your favorite neighborhood in Philly (or elsewhere) and why. Make sure to email us so we have a contact for you if you comment on the blog in case you win (we have had anonymous commenters win before with no way to let them know!).

Contest details:

Who - one winner will get a map like the below of Philadelphia shipped to you.

When - the contest will run from the time of posting through Wednesday 3/22/17 at  12PM Noon ET. This applies to each social media outlet for start time, but all will close at the same time. 

How - leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite neighborhood and why (eg- you met your wife to be at a party in Graduate Hospital when you were drunk before noon, the best taco joint in Fishtown that has BYO margaritas you used to live near, etc.)

How to Win - all valid comments (no spam) will be given a number and the winner chosen at random. This applies to the blog (below), our Instagram post promoting the giveaway, and our Facebook doing the same. Multiple comments allowed for entry, one per social media outlet, per person. 

Don't forget - if you comment anonymously, email me your contact info so I can get in touch if you are the lucky winner.

Good luck!

If you would like to purchase your own, see a link here with our Referal Code.