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rockpile Sep 24, 2010 10:08 AM

Hey friends,
I have an out of town guest who loves sweetbreads. Are there any restaurants Center City Philadelphia that have them on the menu on a regular basis?


  1. Tir_na_nOg Sep 25, 2010 10:31 AM

    Bibou, Bibou, Bibou! Amazing, and a large serving.

    While you are at it, go for the cholesterol triumvirate of foie gras, bone marrow and sweetbreads.

    The bone marrow I had there last week was particularly interesting. The bone was cut lengthwise, the marrow removed, breaded, put back in the bone and baked.

    Mmmmm...bone marrow (Homer Simpson voice).

    http://www.biboubyob.com/ (Plan ahead, hard to get a reservation)

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    1. re: Tir_na_nOg
      bonappetite Sep 25, 2010 11:09 PM

      knew i liked you tir na nog, bibou is my fave, going next sunday, cant wait

      1. re: bonappetite
        Tir_na_nOg Sep 26, 2010 01:57 AM

        uhockey and I will meet you there bonappetite!

        Last Sat at Bibou was the best meal I've had so far in Philly! Pierre prepared a special 7-course menu for the nine of us (hopefully we didn't disturb the other diners too much, since we took up ~1/3 of the restaurant!). We had no idea what he would prepare, since it would depend on what was available at the market that morning.

        Everyone also brought a bottle of 1983 Bordeaux, which included a double magnum of Gruaud Larose. Since that was a ridiculous amount of wine, Pierre said we could share the Gruaud with the other diners, which I thought was pretty cool of him. It's that sort of a homey, friendly restaurant (just with insanely good French food).

        Unfortunately, the Gruaud was totally corked and undrinkable. But his wife Charlotte turned it into a great table lamp for their home (see below), so it wasn't a total loss!

        Oh, and a couple dining at a nearby table (with their adorable 2 year-old daughter) even generously shared their Ch. Margaux with us.

        Definitely one of the most memorable meals of my life so far...

        1. re: Tir_na_nOg
          bonappetite Sep 26, 2010 05:11 AM

          So funny you are Tir! Let me know if you want to join us.......it's for a friends hubby's bday but you are more than welcome......just be sure to bring wine that is more memorable than a lamp! Isn't that bone marrow awesome---------only tried once before and did not like but i licked every last bite of that bone!!! Charlotte and Pierre are the best.

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      Buckethead Sep 24, 2010 01:22 PM

      Fond always has an excellent sweetbread appetizer on the menu. Zahav and Bibou make my other favorite sweetbread dishes in the city.

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        doxiemom Sep 24, 2010 01:16 PM

        Adsum has them on the regular menu as an entree - but prepare to bring earplugs!

        1. Delucacheesemonger Sep 24, 2010 11:31 AM

          Modo Mio has them on current menu and they were fabulous. Big fat ones, so crispy outside did not get in the way of the creamy interior.

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            Hungryin theBurbs Sep 24, 2010 10:39 AM

            Matyson and Bibou both regularly have them on the menu, the preparations change, but they are always delicious!

            1. PattiCakes Sep 24, 2010 10:35 AM

              Matyson, Although they are on the menu as an appetizer, I bet you could talk them into creating an entree. http://www.matyson.com/dinner.html

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                Bashful3 Sep 24, 2010 10:20 AM

                This Philadelphian is looking forward to the answers also. Also, please describe whether you have had them as an entree, as opposed to appetizer sized portions. Thanks so much!

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                1. re: Bashful3
                  bluehensfan Sep 24, 2010 10:29 AM

                  I have had them at Zahav and Amis. Both were much smaller sized portions although I am not sure they are always on the menu there.

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