Though it outlived its two predecessors Tiedhouse and NoVi on the ground floor of the Cityview condo building, Philly Pub ‘n Grub failed to make a meaningful connection with its neighbors in Fairmount and Franklin Town in the two-and-a-half years of its existence. So owner Jeff Katz, a third generation restaurateur who literally grew up in his family’s delicatessen, recently went back to the drawing board to re-conceptualize his neighborhood sports bar. Drawing on what he knows best, he relaunched as Lox Stock & Barrel, and has been operating the deli-diner-neighborhood-bar concept under the radar for several weeks.
The newly retooled and re-branded operation features a menu of deli classics like Nova lox, house-cured corned beef, brisket, blintzes, latkes and matzo ball soup. Omelets, Huevos rancheros, pancakes, waffles and French toast have the diner must-haves covered. There’s also a bunch of sandwiches, salads, burgers and even pizza on the exhaustive menu. A grilled cheese section of the menu puts forth a dozen different griddled and melty sandwiches. There’s also a huge, fully stocked horseshoe-shaped bar at the center of everything for your drinking needs. Check the full menu here.
Lox, Stock & Barrel, 2001 Hamilton Street, (215) 563-2424