20th and the Parkway
Tuesday Thru Sunday
Noon til Dusk
I had to try the Love Burger - nice thick hamburger patty, charbroiled to order to medium rare, served between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Lettuce, tomato and sliced fresh onion on the side. It was good, but a bit overwhelming to gulp down. Next time I'll get the regular Frog Burger, with cheddar and bacon - less gimmicky.
As a side this time, fried green tomatoes with remoulade dipping sauce. Next time - likely the grilled corn with chili-lime butter. Fries are another option - plain, garlic, jalapeno or cheese fries.
For a simple hamburger stand, there is a lot happening. Gazpacho, a variety of burgers, hot dogs and a Chesapeake crab roll.
Dessert. Their carrot cake (AKA Commissary carrot cake) and I have a history going back thirty some years. My first day in Philadelphia, interviewing for a job, I stopped by the Commissary for lunch where I became emotionally involved with their carrot cake. Ever since the Commissary closed I have craved craved Commissary Carrot Cake. Now, at least in the summer, I have a dependable source.
I probably should have mentioned in the opening paragraph that Frog Burger is a stand set up in Philadelphia's Franklin Institute. We also go back a long time. As a kid, the Franklin Institute was just about my favorite place in the world. A wondrous place though now seemingly overrun by small kids nowhere near as well behaved as I.