Monday, February 11, 2013

Reason #14 (Friends in small restaurants)

In a city filled with historic charm (see post #13), local eateries also tend to be charming... and small. This will be my first post about a place I don't know very well, but Betty's Speakeasy in Graduate Hospital deserves my attention, and my patronage.

To celebrate Julie's birthday, our friend organized a special weekday dinner for eight of us at Betty's Speakeasy-- known best (well, not by me until recently) for breakfast and lunch and fudge, this tiny first floor restaurant/bakery also hosts small, private or semi-private price-fix dinners.

Best points of the dinner and then the photos can speak for themselves--
Theme menu & my sock monkey wine bottle cover
  • dinner themes! Check out the menu that we shared, the Charles Dickens dinner
  • narration of the history and any other story behind every course from your waiter, Dylan
  • heavy support of local farmers (our goose only traveled from Delaware)
  • and, of course, it's BYO PLUS drink pairings!
Dinner was delicious and we look forward to the next themed dinner, whatever it may be! (Creole?)

Breakfast/lunch menu

Check out the local Blue Coat Gin drink pairing next to the birthday girl

Another drink pairing- chocolate stout

So, I love Philadelphia thanks to small, creative, local restaurants that let me bring my own wine!


  1. Definitely a place that's worth the Brotherly Love!!!

  2. How fun this would be for our next visit.