Thursday, September 2, 2010

Keep It Classy at Tweed

Center City can be brutal. Whether your trying to ride a bike up Walnut or walking against the current on Chestnut it’s a battle between you, the tourists and the cabs and stepping off the curb could be your demise.

If you’ve had just about as much as you can take and you find yourself in the neighborhood of 12th and Sansom, stop into Tweed, for brunch, dinner or drinks. It’s the latest addition to the Gayborhood and if it Tweed had a last name, classy would be its middle name.

From your first step in the door, Tweed is not what it appears. You’d think you just entered a really pretentious space. But with a little Ella playing in the background, and the TV tastefully hidden behind the mirror you realize there was some true thought put into this restaurant.

Eateries across the city try in vein to quell the Philly foodie, offering affordable drinks and approachable food in exchange for a regular clientele and a few good online reviews - some more successfully than others. At Tweed, Chef David Cunningham has found his niche offering farm to table foods at a decent price, in a modern environment.

This place is beautiful. Well designed, well lit and totally inviting. The menu has a little something for everyone. And as drinks go, the Bombay Bellini is especially tasty for a mid – day cocktail. But if you’re drying out, the root beer floats made with Boylan’s Root Beer are just as delicious.

Check out their happy hour Tuesday – Friday from 5pm – 7pm for $3 Philadelphia Brewing Company beers, $5 cocktails, $6 wines and half off all apps. They offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, or you could go for dinner Tuesday – Saturday night and get the full experience. It’s definitely worth a peek.

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