I was excited for this one. Good Dog bar has held claim to my favorite burger in the city/planet for some time now. A thick patty, stuffed with roquefort cheese on soft brioche bun, a side of crispy sweet potato fries and a cold beer? Yes, sir. That is some seriously good eatin. And Good Dog has been doing this consistently for years now. Any challenger for the burger crown is going to have to go through here.
|Arcadia London Porter.|
Tonight I was drinking the Arcadia London Porter - a great ale from this Michigan based brewery. An almost smokey beer with hints of coffee and little bitter at the finish. This one goes great with red meat. Why does it seem like every brewery in this unemployment leading state is stellar? I guess if you live in Michigan you need something to be happy about.
The second floor has another, smaller bar and additional seating. It's a good spillover spot from the normally crowded first floor. I've never been able to figure out why they have carpet up there though. Carpet in bars is gross. Rip it out and put some hardwood or tile down. Sheesh. The third floor has the same grody carpet, plus a billiards table but minus a bar. So, if you want to shoot pool you have to run downstairs every time you want a beer. I'm willing to overlook all this for the good beers on tap and that burger. Oh man, that thing is good.
|the Burger with mixed yukon & sweet potato fries|
|some good looking roquefort|
|sauteed onions and crispy bacon make this even more awesome|
Food Baby rating - Twins!!
Good Dog Bar
224 S. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102