The Ugly American, the six-month old Pennsport gastropub, just got LaBaned this weekend. So… here’s the deal. The Ugly American is located on Front Street not too far away from the Wal-Mart, the Riverview and the whole Souf Philly Columbus Boulevard strip. Foodwise, it does regional American cuisine (muffalettas! garbage plates!) and a mean homemade hot pocket. So what did the good man of the Inky have to say? It’s less about the food and more about the waitstaff:
“Our server certainly had that genuine friendly Philly-ness. Where else can a waiter expound upon the fine points of beef butchery, his position against the Barnes Foundation move, his high school and art school pedigrees, slip us his Jersey Shore Realtor’s card, mention his contacts in the local porno biz, and offer solid cabernet recommendations all in one visit? (Did he just name-drop Ginger Lynn?)”
Oh yeah. The beef-on-weck (or “wick”) is good and so are the toasted ravioli. However LaBan wasn’t keen on the duck nachos, which he said used poorly fried chips.