The Baskervilles…of Center City

“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald


Philadelphia is a city of many things, one of which is contrasts.  Never is it starker than when one looks up to see the modern towers which define its skyline, only to then focus your gaze street level and see The Dandelion, an Old World, English-style pub located at the intersection of 18th and Sanson Streets.

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Ensure you visit; the place is beguiling.  I can’t imagine a finer place to spend time, particularly on a brisk day than this pub, enjoying glasses of their Yards IPA along with their hearty, and absolutely fantastic, winter root vegetable soup with buttermilk croutons.  Plan on leisurely passing the afternoon in one of the pub’s myriad bars and rooms to enjoy :

― British cheese board, which also features biscuits, chutney, and honey
― Rabbit pie, with bacon, mushrooms, onions and white wine

Now, if the idea of eating Thumper bothers you, try the lamb shepherd’s pie or fish & chips, both of which are excellent, too, and filling.  The only thing missing is Sherlock Holmes himself and the fog-filled landscape just outside the Dandelion’s windows.

© David-Kevin Bryant
© David-Kevin Bryant
© David-Kevin Bryant
© David-Kevin Bryant

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