This was my third visit to Charlie Was and my favorite. Open since May of 2014, this swanky little spot never disappoints. From the green plush seating to the dark, woody bar this space is alluring and mysterious – just like the name. This time I was able to visit with my love which made it extra special.
We made it to Happy Hour (which made me happy) and ordered the black eyed pea sliders (I was so excited I took a bite before I snapped a shot!) and chorizo tacos. CWAS provides a seasonal menu featuring small plates and the tacos change daily. This was the second time I had the sliders and they were amazing. And the tacos with the pickled carrot and radish were the perfect combination.
Next up was the Confit Potato Cup & Mushroom. Artistic in appearance, the wild mushrooms lurking below melted in your mouth. When deciding between this and another potato dish, I asked the bartender which one and he didn’t hesitate suggesting this dish. Give it a try next time you’re in Philly. It’s so deelish!!
And for the finale ….Bucatini & Meatballs. This dish seems to be a favorite around here and on the menu since inception. Packed with a punch the sauce was spicy but not overwhelming and the meatballs were divine. Definitely would order this again.
If you have had an experience at Charlie’s, I’d love to hear from you! Until next time remember….