Food Find: Farm-to-Table Shines at Tweed

Michael Persico, Philadelphia WeeklyTweed, the new 12th Street restaurant with a focus on seasonal, farm-to-table flavors, has earned a rave from Philadelphia Weekly:

French bean salad is a handy example of the ethic at work here. Farm-to-table is more than a buzzphrase at Tweed—it’s an actionable, necessary aspect of the food. In this case, those petite, softly blanched beans were fresh enough that they let out a barely audible squeak when penetrated by the teeth. Chopped heirloom tomatoes lent a note of hot-summer sweetness, and the shallots in the sherry vinaigrette and the red verjus buttressed balsamic drizzle a bright spark.

And, in good news for people who like cheap stuff, Tweed offers a daily happy hour featuring $3 PBC beers, $5 cocktails and $6 glasses of wine and a special appetizer menu. Check out the report from Meal Ticket. On Wednesdays, if you stay past Center City Sips and have dinner, they'll give you 15 percent off your check.