HOME > Chowhound > Philadelphia >
What are you cooking today? Share your food adventure
TELL US

Swift Half - My New Addiction

x
xtian Jun 14, 2010 08:24 AM

I will arrange my whole weekend around getting here, just to get a fix of the peanut-bacon brittle.

Seriously, I think this is the best $3 bar snack in town. Old-fashioned peanut brittle, but with the addition of smoky bits of bacon, and dried red chili peppers... a sweet-salty-savory-smoky treat that leaves a perfect burn in your mouth to be be chased by a great drink selection.

The staff behind the bar are top notch too. I've been in by myself during slow times, and with friends during events at the Piazza-- I've always had equally good service.

Love the deviled eggs too! And the outdoor tables to enjoy the drink specials during the Phillies games on the Jumbotron.

But that brittle...

  1. Tonyjlive Jun 14, 2010 07:41 PM

    I thought the peanut brittle had good flavor, but was too spicy in a back of the throat/unpleasant way. I love heat, but this wasn't balanced for me. Great idea though. Also, my girlfriend smacked me for staring at the deviled EGG. Is it normally just one half of a deviled egg for $3? I saw it come out and I saw the tables reaction, I couldnt believe it was one half for $3! Other than that, I think the place is solid. Sorry to disagree,,,

    4 Replies
    1. re: Tonyjlive
      AgentRed Jun 14, 2010 07:51 PM

      Half a deviled egg for $3? That's ridiculous

      1. re: AgentRed
        b
        barryg Jun 14, 2010 08:56 PM

        How much is it at Supper? They are known for creative deviled eggs, but I haven't tried them.

        1. re: barryg
          AgentRed Jun 15, 2010 06:30 AM

          I don't recall the price at Supper but they served several different flavors, perhaps five or six halfs? I shared them and the price to egg ratio was fine (or at least I don't remember my eyes dropping out and rolling across the floor as they would've done if I'd been charged $3 for half an egg).

          But I would definitely recommend Supper's devilled eggs, in fact I'd recommend anything on their menu.

      2. re: Tonyjlive
        x
        xtian Jun 15, 2010 05:28 PM

        Think you are mistaken, Tonyjive.

        You get 4 halves for $3. Trust me, I've ordered them several times now.

      Show Hidden Posts