At long last, American Sardine Bar, the follow up to South Philadelphia Tap Room from John Longacre and chef Scott Schroeder that’s been setting and subsequently blowing opening dates for as long as anyone can remember, finally makes its debut today. Schroeder tweeted earlier that the doors were opening at 11 a.m. While the menu is small and straightforward — eight sandwiches, a couple of soups and some sides — one particular item, the Krab Cake with dill pickle tartar, has already earned Schroeder a mention on Wikipedia. Under the the “Uses in cuisine” heading for the entry of Crab stick, also known as imitation crab meat and more simply krab, Wikipedia notes that krab cakes are “a specialty of the American Sardine Bar in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood.”
American Sardine Bar, 1801 Federal St., (215) 215-2152.