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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cosmi's Deli (South Philadelphia) - Cheesesteak

Appears a foot long roll with chopped steak, melted american cheese and some fried onions. - 4

The roll is from Aversa's. It is fresh and has a slightly firm outside with a softer interior, to soak up all the juices. You also have the option of getting a harder, seeded Sarcone's roll. - 4

The meat is excellent. Moist, tender and lightly seasoned. They use a loin tail that has been marinated. Cooked just right. The result is juicy and flavorful with no fat or gristle. - 4.5

The cheese is melted on the meat on the grill. There is a decent amount and it's distributed throughout the sandwich. - 4

Overall, I was very impressed with this cheesesteak. Philadelphia Magazine awarded Cosmi's Deli best cheesesteak in 2004 and 2008. Does it live up to the hype? I'd say so. - 4.5

Total Score: 4.3/5

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Eulogy Belgian Tavern (Old City) - Belgian Fare and Beer

Located in Philadelphia's historic Old City, sits Eulogy Belgian Tavern. For years, Eulogy Belgian Tavern has been serving up Belgian and American style cuisine. They also have around 20 taps of craft beers and offer around a few hundred bottles of all styles as well.            
Pictured above, is their Moules Beer (Beer Mussels) and Belgian Frietjes. The Beer Mussels were plump and tender and the broth consisted of Hoegaarden beer, garlic, shallots, celery, peppers, herbs and butter. Very good. I really like the big hunk of crusty bread they give you to soak up all the broth too. The Belgian Frietjes were ok. Twice fried, which I really enjoy, but I didn't care for how thick they were. I did, however, really enjoy the two dipping sauces. One was a house specialty mayo moutarde and the other was a slightly spicier bourbon mayo.

For the beer, I went for their house beer, Eulogy Busty Blonde. This beer is brewed exclusively for the bar by Belgium's La Binchoise Brewery. The style is a Belgian Pale Ale.
look: 3
smell: 3.5
taste: 3
feel: 3
overall: 3.2

Appears a semi-clear golden yellowish color with no head or lacing.

Smell is herbal and some light citrus notes. A very slight amount of hops.

Taste is of spices and some citrus.

Mouthfeel is light. This beer is very drinkable. Overall, this beer is ok. With all the other options here, I'd go for something else.

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