Philly food is so much more than cheesesteaks. Let us show you.
With the sheer amount of gastropubs in Philadelphia, it’s so easy to get lost in the mix. There are, of course, the upper echelon that seem to mix the best food with the best beer, and there are always our favorite locals just a few blocks away in the neighborhood. Perhaps that’s why we never really paid The Twisted Tail much mind other than to pop in for a quick drink after shopping at the Head House Market every once in a while.
Fortunately, we were invited to check out some of their offerings, and were surprised with what we found. In a prime location (right next to the aforementioned Philly-favorite market) with outdoor seating and two spacious floors, The Twisted Tail is perfect for friends or families. It helps, as well, that they are moving their menu towards more family-friendly sharable dishes, which includes a family-style chef’s tasting for $45 or—even more exciting—a 10-person pig roast with southern “fixin’s”. The regular many also offers a plethora of southern-inspired dishes for lunch, brunch, or dinner, including cheese boards and a selection of aged country hams.
If you’re looking for something more than Philly’s usual beer-and-good-food, however, The Twisted Tail also has a prodigious whiskey menu. The menu includes a few pre-selected flights, but if your whiskey knowledge isn’t as good as you’d like it to be, the bar also hosts whiskey tasting events for $30-50 per person, as well as craft cocktail seminars and barrel-aging spirits and infusions with Master Craftsman and bar owner George Reilly.
The Twisted Tail hits on all the important factors when trying to choose a place to post up for a few hours: lots of room, outdoor seating, a prime location, good food, solid beer, and an excess of spirits and cocktails. We had been there once or twice before for a quick drink, but it’s now on the list for a little more exploration—especially that whole pig.
Check out Twisted Tail’s website for more information on their many events, as well as all of their menus. You can follow them on Twitter at @TwistedTailPhl or on Facebook at facebook.com/TwistedTailPhl.