Nom Chompsky: Time Restaurant
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AARON STELLA Where once Washington Square West’s German alehouse – Ludwig’s – presided, now the Tudor-styled building has metamorphosed into TIME, a multi-dimensional destination for premium spirits, lounging and dancing, in a married milieu of nouveau 1930’s chic and bohemia. The first floor of TIME is sleeked with warm mahogany and sable wood that provides a old-timey sit-down space for an after work scotch or draft lager. You can also catch the game on TV, or have grab a bite to eat from their tempting selection of above-the-mark-gastropub fare. Here’s a little taste of TIME’s finest: apps include oysters with burnt orange foam, veal feet croquette and sorrel, and olive and potato galette and crème fraîche; smalls plates entice with quail breast, fried eggs and consommé, roasted duck, lacquered and rillettes, and the beef carpaccio with crisp shallots and egg yolk; and finally, the entrées: fluke with pearl barley and roasted onion, chicken ballantine with country garnish, and house smoked rib eye with crisp potatos and leeks. And the Desserts are equally as decadent. Thursday-Saturdays from 10-2pm, The Bohemian, TIME’s second-floor Absinthe lounge, opens up to the public. Rising-star and renown DJ’s frequently spin there—also the occasional jazz band. And as the name implies, the newly legal Absinthe is served in the lounge. Goes great with Hemingway. Note also that TIME stocks a wide array of scotch and whiskey. TIME is certainly worth your time (ba-zing!) and you’re sure to find yourself back time and time again (double ba-zing!).
Aaron Stella is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Philly Broadcaster. After graduating Temple University with a degree in Literature, Aaron has written for several publications in the city, including the Philly Gay News, Phawker, City Paper and AOL’s City’s Best. While a writer by trade, Aaron has devoted his talents toward developing the careers of writers and artists in the city in hopes that one day Philadelphia is regarded not just as an arts mecca, but as a city of artists with business acumen who can compete in the new economic landscape.