Notes from the Weekend is a feature that sees the members of Team Meal Ticket compiling all the food/drink highlights uncovered during prime eatin' time, Friday to Sunday. We'd love to hear all about YOUR weekend eating adventures in the comments. Go for it! P.S. It's just Caroline this week. (View past NFTW installments at citypaper.net/notes.)
Caroline Russock: CR
Although those Friday afternoon frozen mint juleps from The Khyber will surely be missed, I've got to say that the new center city location of Meal Ticket World Headquarters makes for some very good lunch/happy hour options. After a few happy hour pints at Jose Pistola's I headed over to Brauhaus Schmitz for a couple of half liters of Traunstein unfiltered lager and a serious wurst platter with red cabbage, potato pancakes and cucumber salad. And while the plan was to keep on going the combo of a billion sausages and giant beers landed me on the couch for the rest of Friday night.—CR
On Saturday morning I made my way out to the King of Prussia Mall for their annual beerfest. As I judge I was given the very serious task of tasting the 150 beers on offer. Daunting? Yes. But with a little help I powered through like a champ. Some of the day's winners were Yards' new brew, Cicada made with local honey and a desserty Coffee Cream Stout from Little Red Roostarr. After the fest and a sobering stroll around the very busy mall late lunch/early dinner options were weighed and La Morena, a tiny Mexican spot in Hatboro was the answer. This adorable little spot offers some very serious tacos (al pastor and carnitas were no joke), freshly fried tortilla chips with refried beans, queso fresco, a seriously hot red chile salsa and killer Mexican shrimp cocktail. Oh, and I should probably mention that the margaritas are free and free flowing.—CR
Back in the city we wandered over to Red Lounge for karaoke and super girly and surprisingly delicious cocktails like the lychee-infused Red Lotus, something called a Swedish Fish and a Tokyo Iced Tea that is basically a more dangerous Long Island with Midori subbed in for Coke. Stopped by The Dolphin for a few beers and shots before calling it a night.—CR
Not to get into too much detail but the bulk of Sunday was spent hanging out in the car waiting for a locksmith. And since resolving car troubles is pretty much never classy, lunch was an appropriately not classy order from Popeye's. No judgement, right, you guys? Once the car situation was rectified we headed out to Olney for a late dinner at my favorite Korean spot, Every Day Good House. Heinekens, sochu, amazing ban chan (hot dogs! macaroni salad!) plus a barbecue combo for two made for a leisurely and totally wonderful Sunday dinner. —CR
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