Silk City Diner: DDD vs. Reality

When I knew I was going to be taking a little trip to Philly, I youtubed "Diners Drive-ins and Dives Philadelphia" and found this:




They're always doing new things at Silk City Diner (Northern Liberties in Philly), so, while I would've loved to try those empanadas, they didn't seem to be available.

Not to worry though, I had instead a gingered carrot puree soup with lime yogurt and chicken dumplings as well as the sweet potato latkes with house made applesauce and curried sour cream.

The soup was delicious, the chicken broth so richly evokes childhood happiness while the ginger speaks to my older, more sophisticated palate. The dumpling was a delight, and the lime yogurt wonderfully complements the flavors of the soup. A+

The latkes were also wonderful. The shreds of sweet potato were so flavorful and crispy without being too crispy or hard in that overly fried way that can happen. The curried sour cream was delicious, and I even enjoyed their applesauce.

It really sucks that these pictures got deleted by my stupid phone. Just make sure you go eat here when you're in Philly and see the food for yourself. Oh and everyone who was working was super friendly, liked to talk about the food and give opinions without being douchey or pretentious about it.

Their draft beer selection is a little mundane with the huge exception that they keep a Sixpoint beer on tap, so of course that's what I had, in this case Sixpoint's Brownstone.

Result: DDD whens again.

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