Salt & Pepper – BYOB Night

Thanks to Philly Grub and her legwork, I got to dine with some south philly food lovers at Salt & Pepper. They’re at their new location now, on East Passyunk. It’s decidedly much bigger than their previous incarnation. They were so generous and let us have a big table upstairs. There is a bar downstairs now, but they still offer BYOB on tuesday and wednesday nights. So take advantage of it!
I started with the gnocchi with asparagus tips and crispy prosciutto in a porcini sauce. Hot damn! Everything about this was delicious. I was wary because I don’t really like mushrooms, but I like gnocchi, asparagus, and prosciutto too much to not have tried it. Man, am I glad I did! The sauce was rich and lustrous and a perfect flavoring for the dense gnocchi, which was not overly chewy. And the prosciutto was just extra goodness! I licked my plate and could have eaten more! And it was a nice sized helping.
What would be the perfect follow-up to delicious rich gnocchi? Did you say a ginormous burger? Why yes! This burger is big, with a capital B. The patty itself is probably nearly an inch thick, no foolin. It’s loaded with caramelized onions and gruyere cheese. Gruyere isn’t typically used as a burger topping, and well, it has a distinct odor. It’s not a specifically stinky cheese, but it does have an odor. But it tastes just great. The burger is also topped with lettuce and a giant tomato slice and served with a side of french fries. This is a good burger, people, a really good burger. Although it’s kind of hard to eat just due to its sheer enormousness, it’s delicious and cooked to just how you want it. There’s nothing chewy about the meat either, the meat stays together when you’re eating it, but once in your mouth, it just kind of falls apart and melts. It’s definitely a contender for one of the best burgers in all of philadelphia. I ate half and then took the rest home, and it was just as good as leftovers. Something I noticed about the other entrees were that not only did everyone love how they tasted, but they were presented beautifully. And the portions sizes here are more than generous. What can I say, we had a great time here. The owner came by frequently and was more than accoommodating. He even comped us some pecan pie which was delicious, and not overly sweet. Definitely stop by for the burger, or anything else!

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2 Responses to

Salt & Pepper – BYOB Night
  1. Philly Grub says:

    Great write up & pix! It was a great meal at a great price for sure! Stay tuned for details on the next meetup. :)

  2. albert says:

    have you tried the burger at Butcher & Singer? i had it a couple years back and it was phenomenal. it was when they had their $6 lunch deal, but i think it’s $15 now. i’d go back and pay for the $15 version, soooo good.

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