Let me start by saying I’m not that big a fan of Northern Liberties/Fishtown, whatever it’s called. 10 years ago when I interned at City Hall it was “the up and coming neighborhood . Now, it’s just dirty and full of vegans who grow their own vegan herbs in their 5×5 backyard. Frankford Hall is good for a day drink here and there, but otherwise, I try to stay out of there. But this burgerquest is about the burgers, so I go where the burgers are. Myself and two of my buddies went on a windy, cold Sunday early afternoon to try the Sketch Burger.
Let me start by saying I’ve never been to Rouge since I’ve lived in Philadelphia. Not even for a drink. How is that possible? I’ve heard from many sources that the food at Rouge is excellent and that the burger is on the top of the Philly burger food chain. I decided that the next phillyburgerquest, which happened to coincide with my birthday, would be the Rouge burger. Mrs.Burgerquest and I trekked there in the blistering cold on a Friday in early Feb.
I’ve been to Misconduct dozens of time. I watched the Flyers dismantle the Penguins last year in the playoffs. I watched the opening day for the Phillies. It’s a great local bar to post yourself up at the bar, enjoy some craft beers and watch a game or two. It is however, not a very good burger. It pains me to say this because I believe overall they have great bar food. The burger was just really not good.
This review won’t consist of the full scale review that has become normal for phillyburgerquest. Due to the mini size of the burger, I felt the need to keep the review short. Puns are fun.
So I was already pumped to go to Barclay Prime for dinner a few days with Mrs. BurgerQuest before New Years Eve when it dawned on me: does Barclay Prime have a burger that is on my quest? The answer; sort of.
Note: This burger quest happened almost 2 years ago (and I’ve had a few since) so technically its out of the framework for this burger quest. That being said, it wouldn’t be right to keep this experience out of the quest. Here is my attempt to recapture the glory that happened the first time I had the Whiskey King burger.
After I decided on my quest, I looked at the list of burger havens I had to conquer. Pub and Kitchen is a place that I always have wanted to try but for some reason or another have yet to visit. My bud Bman and Mrs. BurgerQuest joined me for the kickoff entry of this quest.