Fork invites you to sit down and have some good food paired with good drinks. A little of this, a little of that, with friendly, knowledgeable staff, and no pretenses. I'm still not 100% sure that's upscale casual, but it's certainly worth checking out.
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Fork's rendition of Sticky Toffee Pudding is triple-bathed in a rich, caramelly toffee sauce and also features a unique and astoundingly complementary porter ice cream.
Philadelphia's Old City, home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and colonial re-enactors rocking their frilly waistcoats, is extremely navigable sans vehicle, making it ideal for a walking cocktail crawl. Here are five great places to slake your thirst, no powdered wig required.
The Short Rib Tartine at Fork is an open-faced brunch sandwich full of sports metaphors. There's a lot of talent here, and it's obviously well-coached, but the roster never fully jells.
The food menu at Fork gives diners a broad selection of American and European-leaning dishes to choose from, including simple presentations like cheese and charcuterie flights. And interspersed throughout the menu is a solid set of vegetarian options.