So the South Philly Foodie Meetup was last night at Salt & Pepper and it was a great night out. Nine fellow foodies attended and we had the entire second floor to ourselves. We were all quite pleased with our selections, the service, and most definitely the ambiance.
For my starter, I enjoyed the perfectly cooked gnocchi with asparagus tips, crispy proscuitto in a rich porcini mushroom sauce. I could have eaten more and swam in that sauce, but I’m glad I left some room for my main course. Not deterred by such a heavy starter, I threw caution to the wind and went with the 10 oz. burger made with Gruyère, caramelized onions and a very large slice of beefsteak tomato. The burger is, without a doubt, humongous! So keep that in mind if you go & want to order it. While I’m glad I tried the gnocchi (seriously, it was luscious), I really didn’t need it. I couldn’t eat the whole burger + the delicious, perfectly cooked battered fries. But they were quite lovely today for lunch.
In summary, I highly recommend checking out the new Salt & Pepper on East Passyunk Avenue. It’s a lovely addition to what is quickly becoming South Philadelphia’s “Restaurant Row”.