|City Tavern in Philadelphia|
City Tavern has been seen on Food Network's Best Thing I Ever Ate and The Travel Channel's The Layover with Anthony Bourdain, and I can see why. It's historic, it's an experience, and the food is great.
City Tavern is a replica built in the 1970s of a building originally built in 1773, which was host to such historic personages as George Washington, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. It's located in Philadelphia's Old City / Society Hill neighborhood, a short walk from Independence Hall and other historic sites.
You feel the history as you walk in. The tables and dining ware are done in the period (including heavy tankards), and the wait staff is dressed in the period, too.
But of course you are there for the food. The menu is comprised of dishes you would have found in the original tavern, and many of the include an explanation of where the recipe originated.
|Indian Pepperpot at City Tavern in Philadelphia|
|Tomato Bisque at City Tavern in Philadelphia|
|Turkey Pot Pie at City Tavern in Philadelphia|
|Apple Smoked Pork Chop with potatoes and cabbage at City Tavern in Philadelphia|
Even the bread was baked fresh from Colonial recipes. The corn bread used molasses, and we had sweet potato biscuits.
Why not cook some of these dishes yourself? You can buy Chef Walther Staib's PBS DVD TV series, or his cookbook of recipes --