Petit Rôti, from Chef Olivier Desaintmartin—of Caribou Cafe and Zinc—is just what the neighborhood needed. It’s a cheerful place, its country-French-yellow walls offset by vivid blue-and-white tiles above the counter area
Ortolana pizza, with its base of Piennolo grape tomatoes from Vesuvius was cleverly streaked with the slow, sizzling heat of Calabrian chili oil.
Manayunk’s new BBQ joint pairs great brisket and ham with a fine selection of beer and whiskey.
The range of meats and vegetables and other dunkables is far too broad to ever be able to experience them all even over the course of several visits, but I do plan on returning often to try to work my way through them.
There is a malty backbone here that reminds you of sweet breads and toffee, adding balance to all those hops.