While the New Year brings good cheer, it is once again time to take a moment to remember what we’ve lost this year; an ode to things at Penn that have run their course.
Deceased: June 2010
Cause of Death: Rowdy kids and being sketchy
Survived By: Quieter Locust housing, flash mobs, people trying to come up with better things to do for birthday parties
In Memoriam: We’re still not sure we ever had fun here, but it made for great people watching.
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We know, it’s a mouthful (both to say and to eat). And yes, sitting down to eat at Baby Blues BBQ might take a little longer than a quick stop at a food truck. But when it comes to sandwiches, these people know what they’re doing. This chicken sammie is reasonably priced, plus it comes with a nice juicy pickle and a side of fries, which you should obviously substitute for sweet potato fries (because: duh). The real kicker is that they give you about five different kinds of barbecue sauces to experiment with, which leads to both an explosion of flavor and a totally legit excuse to play with your food.
We made the announcement a few weeks back that a new BBQ joint would be opening on 34th and Sansom. Baby Blues BBQ officially opens tonight in Bubble House’s old spot and it looks really classy with its blue windows and fancy gold awning. The restaurant has several locations on the West Coast and it has finally graced us with its first presence in the beastly East.
Be sure to check out this week’s Street for a review of what might become U-City’s new hot spot for grilled meat.
Biba, the wine bar that was supposed to open a while ago in the Left Bank on 31st and Walnut, is finally opening on Friday, October 8. Friday coincides with the opening of Baby Blues BBQ on Sansom, and is also the first day of Fall Break. Guess our appetites will have to wait.
Baby back ribs are coming to a street near you! Over the summer, we told you about Baby Blues BBQ, the barbecue joint that’s set to open in the old Bubble House location at 3404 Sansom. Meal Ticket reports today that Baby Blues will open October 8. This happens to be the start to Fall Break, but a less busy weekend should allow some time to smooth out service and so on. According to Meal Ticket:
The University City space itself has been overhauled to feature a centralized island kitchen, with counter seating, with a 1,000-pound meat smoker being the focal point. The restaurant, which can accommodate around 125, carries an industrial smokehouse feel, with original exposed brick and steel beams.