Nomad Pizza – Excellent Pizza and Beer Bar Meal

Nomad Pizza Spicy Sausage Pie Philadelphia

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Business Travelers: Do you recommend Nomad Pizza for

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Co-workers, Colleagues or Customers?
Conducting Business; having a Business meeting?
Dining alone?
Women Business Travelers dining alone?
Friendly staff, patrons and good service?
Enjoyable food?
Meeting other Business Travelers?
Rating: 3.4/5 (2 votes cast)

After becoming a success in its New Jersey location, Nomad Pizza opened its second location in the former Horizon’s space on 7th Street bringing its wood-fired oven pizza.  The Horizons team opened the critically acclaimed vegan, Vedge, on Locust Street.  Nomad had been teasing Philly with its mobile truck but finally opened a real location in the city.  We talk about our pizza meal at the bar.

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 about 7:30, I was looking for baseball on television, a bar and a meal to review.  I went to Brauhaus Schmidtz and Percy Street Barbecue (sound warning…why do this?)  and they both had basketball on the televisions.  Reviews on both places to come. I thought the Phillies were more popular although it was pre-season baseball.  Well, the Phillies will have to wait.  I realize I am near Nomad and see a crowd sitting inside and at the sidewalk tables having lots of fun.  The doors and windows are wide open, it was just a beautiful night.  I could see there was no bar downstairs but was told there was a bar upstairs.

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Supper – Friendly and Fun. What a burger!

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Business Travelers: Do you recommend Supper for

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Friendly staff, patrons and good service?
Enjoyable food?
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Rating: 4.1/5 (3 votes cast)

Walked into Supper after a long walk around looking for a place to eat, Tuesday, March 21, 2012 around 7:30 PM.  Bar was full with one empty seat at the end next to the service station.  I was a little leery about the location but hunger took over and I settled in and ordered a drink.

The spot at the bar and the place were terrific.  The staff at the service station were engaging and fun and the bartender was tremendous.  She talked and was funny not only to me but managed to stay in touch with everyone at the bar while making drinks for all as well as the entire restaurant.  The other customers were friendly and talkative also really making the place a great choice for a bar meal.

As I’ve said I need to vary my meals more so I took a little extra time looking at the menu.  The bartender asked if I were ready and I replied not quite yet.  Without missing a beat she said that she goes with the burger when undecided, that it switched her from be vegetarian.  That was it, I ordered the burger.  I’ve been to Supper several times but had not had the burger but it has been called one of the best in Philly.  The burger was so good, I highly recommend it and believe it is one of the best Philly has to offer.  The bacon was very tasty.  I loved it along with the Duck Fat Fries (Technically Duck Fat Fried Potatoes).

While most of the bar faces the wall some of the seats do offer a glimpse out the window to the sidewalk and a view of the front of the restaurant.  Seats on the long end of the bar toward the door do offer a partial view of the restaurant back into the open kitchen.  My seat, next to all the activity at the service station, a place I try to never sit, turned out the to be the best seat.  The bartender was great, the staff engaging and the other customers talkative.  My seat offered a view of the front of the restaurant, the entire bar and the entire sidewalk out front of the place.  Seat are high back barstools, service wonderful, attentive and fast.  Very fun meal, will go back soon.

BarTaste Rating  ★★★★☆ 

Supper
926 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-8180
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Where is the Drexel Love? – Is Philly a REAL sports town?

March Madness, lots of fun, lots of upsets.  No Philly area teams left in the NCAA Tournament but Drexel is still playing in the NIT, National Invitational Tournament.  Drexel just missed the NCAA Tourney but Drexel in the NIT on ESPN in prime time on a Tuesday is not bad.

I began a search for a bar with decent food with the Drexel game on TV, hoping to do a review for this site.  This began a long walking odyssey through the Washington Square West, Bella Vista and South Street neighborhoods in Philadelphia, visiting four, YES FOUR, restaurant/bars which tout themselves as sports lovers and not one had the Drexel game on.  Several have TVs everywhere yet all tuned to the Flyers.  Philly you think you are a real sports town?

Now I like the Flyers but why no Drexel?  It’s March and all hockey has been serving up lately is staged, bloody fights which have cheapened an already niche league.  Where is the love for a big local school? Drexel, Philly’s only team still playing in March, 24,000 students, started here in 1891. I am an Alum.

Drexel lost.  Maybe a little love would have made the difference?

Ask to change the channel? A real Philly bar would plan and KNOW local sports, I call it lazy and uncaring.  Is Philly a REAL sports town?

BarTaste Rating = LAME  ★☆☆☆☆ 

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