The Other Critics

Pub & Kitchen’s Churchill Burger Is ‘Impeccable’; Gunners Run Could ‘Convert a Carnivore; With Its Vegan Chicken Sandwich

• The “impeccable” Churchill Burger, “a staff remarkably well-versed in the food and the brews,” and a chocolate tart that “over-performs,” gives Brian Freedman reason to declare Pub & Kitchen “one of the best bars to eat at in the city.” [PW]

• At Gunners Run, Adam Erace is pleased with interim chef Shane Dilworth’s vegan ‘chicken’ cutlet sandwich that “could convert a carnivore with its tenderness,” wings that “started vigorously peppery and ended with a wink of honey sweetness,” and mussels in a fennel-and-white wine broth that “was so buttery [he] could have rolled an ear of corn in it.” [Citypaper]

• Phyllis Stein-Novack adds Peter McAndrews’ Sicilian-inspired Monsu to her “list of best places to brunch,” after she and Edward “hit the jackpot” with an omelet of the day that “was filled with mushrooms, provolone cheese and roasted peppers,” “hot-from-the-oven focaccia,” and the “light to rich” selection of cheese and charcuterie in the Italian breakfast. [South Philly Review]

• Philly Phoodie suggests you “skip the chicken” tacos from Honest Tom’s. Though “tender and juicy” they proved to be “bland.” The pork tacos, on the other hand, were “char-grilled and had great texture with a blackened flavor that contrasted nicely to the fresh lime in the guacamole.” [Philly Phoodie]

Pub & Kitchen’s Churchill Burger Is ‘Impeccable’; Gunners Run