April 28, 2012

Mr. Joes

I heard about Mr. Joes for the first time about two months ago. It's a little Italian luncheonette of sorts across the street from Termini Bros (same family). The gent who enlightened me to its existence and location couldn't say enough nice things. Plenty to gush over- complimentary jug wine (one glass with pasta order), House-made pastas, complimentary desserts and of course, Mr. Joe making it all happen. 

It took me like I said- two months- but I finally made it there this week. I started with a Caprese salad. I could never tire of the simple combination of mozz, tomato, and basil with a bit o balsamic. Then I ordered something that wasn't even on the menu but our server told me it could be done... House-made papperdelle with an Amatriciana sauce featuring large chunks of tomatoes and pancetta. 

I went from famished to full in about twenty minutes. So I had to take my pineapple upside -down cake to go.

This could very well be South Philly's best kept secret. I'm too tired to really elaborate on the experience- but I urge you to check it out sooner than later.

Mr. Joes is at 1514 S. 8th st.
They are open for lunch (at the very least) Monday-Friday.

1 comment:

  1. This is the 2nd time this week that I am hearing about Mr. Joe's. Will definitely have to try this out the next time that I'm in the old neighborhood. Shhh... don't tell my Mamma!