short rib and cheddar fries is the bestest, greasiest
dish I've come across in Philadelphia. Fresh cut french
fries cooked in duck fat topped with braised short rib
chunks and a cheddar sauce flavored with beer.
Everything goes into a skillet and is finished off under
All this makes it a
problem ordering anything else. But I did on a
couple of other visits. Their basic hamburger is a
great hamburger - up there with Philadelphia's best.
Because it seems required nowadays, they also do their
namesake Whiskey King, topped with fois gras and some
other stuff. Goes for $26. I'll let someone
else try that.
Another time I
tried Village Whiskey's pulled pork sandwich. The whiskey based
barbecue sauce is mixed it. It is topped with cole
slaw and comes with fried pickles on the side.
Below that, a side of duck fat fried fries. Also
maybe the best fries in Philadelphia.
Village Whiskey is
one of Jose Garces' restaurants. Among other honors, he
won the latest Iron Chef competition on the Food
further checking of their menu, I saw that Village
Whiskey calls their barbecued pork sandwich a "Sammy."
Usually the use of "Sammy" is grounds for at least a one
grease stain demotion. However their short ribs, cheese
and fries earns them a pass. Hopefully someone at
Village Whiskey will see this and strike "Sammy" from
their menu and consider firing whoever named named that