The Other Critics

Kennett ‘Makes All the Sense in the World’; 943’s Octopus Is ‘Electric’

• The addition of “hyper-savory” mayonnaise to Kennett’s marrow-rich rich burger “makes all the sense in the world” to Brian Freedman. The “vanilla-scented barley” beneath the “crispy and dense” roasted chicken makes the dish “infinitely more interesting.” [PW]

• While the skirt steak “chewed like tire treads” at 943, Adam Erace notes the grilled octopus was “electric.” [Citypaper]

• On a visit to Roxborough’s Pierogie Kitchen Lari Robling reports the traditional pierogies were “a close second” to those “church-sourced,” but updated versions like cheesesteak and Buffalo blue were “enthusiastically received.” [Daily News]

• Phyllis Stein-Novack is “content” with Morning Glory Diner’s “big square” biscuits and “cooked to perfection” grits, but with cold and overcooked potatoes, the brunch and lunch spot only merits two-and-a-half toque tips. [South Philly Review]

Kennett ‘Makes All the Sense in the World’; 943’s Octopus Is