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Throughout my travels, I’ve come to notice that very few restaurants are serving up ground-chuck-only burgers. Sirloin has made an appearance in my two favorites so far (Corner Bistro and 8oz), as well as the best burger I’ve had in Philly (the soon to be reviewed Angus burger at the Royal Tavern). And I’ve started to see some short rib and brisket around town as well. But if you’re looking for something new and deliciously exciting – or if you just want a quick lesson on meat variety – then check out the inaugural post at The Burger Lab, a new feature from burger-blog-extraordinaire A Hamburger Today.

While you’re reading, I’ll be at SuperFresh looking for oxtail.

Philly food/entertainment blog Foobooz recently compiled a list of what’re believed to be the 50 best bars in Philadelphia. While it included such Here’s the Beef favorites as the Royal Tavern and the Good Dog Bar (not reviewed yet), the list did generate enough controversy to warrant a follow-up post. If you’re looking for a good time, check the links.

[Foobooz.com via Grub Street Philadelphia]
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The Royal Tavern, Bella Vista – 937 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia PA 19147 (Find it!)

My search for the perfect neighborhood bar nearly ended a few months ago when I first entered the hallowed grounds of the Royal Tavern in Bella Vista. It was late one Sunday morning and we needed a hearty breakfast to help stave off an oncoming storm of hangover. The lack of available seating told me that I’d been missing out since moving to the neighborhood a few months prior, and I instantly knew I’d be returning soon. The room is casually decorated with Christmas lights and other random pieces. The atmosphere is comfortably unspectacular, making the quality beer selection and upscale bar menu slightly surprising. I had read several reviews on PhillyBlog (RIP) naming the RT best burger in Philly, but opted for the Eggs Benedict instead (highly recommended if you’re there for brunch). If their burger was really as good as the locals were saying, I wanted to experience it in all it’s glory (I prefer night burgers to day burgers) and thus opted to stick with breakfast this day. Continue Reading »