Philadelphia Journals

Rainy Night in Old Philadelphia

A May 2005 trip to Philadelphia by Craig Randall

Quote: One of those "stumbled into it" kind of places, my good fortune continued as I looked for a quiet place to catch up with a friend.

Sassafras Cafe


It was either this place or the Irish pub next door, but since there was an advertised cheesesteak on the board, we opted for Sassafras. The virenike were delicious. A bit different than the pot stickers you get at your run-of-the-mill Chinese joint, these were veal, not pork. Delicious. That was one appetizer, and we ordered the cheese/fruit plate, which offered brie and soft cheese, apples, oranges, and "fancy" (Ritz) crackers for spreading. For some reason, it was fantastic, the cheese of course, but the fruit just worked. My buddy ordered the "famous" burger. Judging by the fact that he was done 5 minutes before me, it was either delicious or I was talking too much. He assure...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 26, 2005

Sassafras Cafe
48 S. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
(215) 925-2317