Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Saturday I spent some quality time with two good friends. We went to the Tutankhamen exhibit at the Franklin Institute.
king tut exhibit
It was really great, but terribly crowded and by the time we walked back to my neighborhood, we were starving and frozen. Luckily, the cozy warmth of Bridgid's was only a few more blocks away. You can check out Bridgid's menu here.
smoked fish plate
We started with cocktails, of course, and the smoked fish plate. Generous portions of smoked whitefish, smoked salmon, horseradish, and capers were served on a salad with tomatoes and a light dressing. Previously, I hadn't had any experience with a smoked fish other than salmon, so I was excited to try the whitefish and I really enjoyed it. Whitefish is more subtle in flavor than salmon so the smokey flavor was intensified in the whitefish.
shrimp cardinal
For dinner I had Shrimp Cardinal. Large shrimp sauteed with mushrooms in a lobster broth served over linguine. I broke the no cheese on seafood rule, but I wasn't in an Italian restaurant, so I figured I was safe.

My friends were equally pleased with their meals, pork tender loin and stuffed lobster. Each of our entrees was 20 bucks or less. This restaurant is one of the best in the Art Museum Area. They serve great food at reasonable prices and they offer a variety of Belgian beers and local favorites, including Yard's on a gravity tap from the ceiling.

24th Street, Between Aspen and Meredith
Tue-Fri: 11:30am-3pm
Mon-Sat: 4:30pm-11pm
Sun: 4:30pm-9pm
Bridgid's in Philadelphia


  1. Toni said...
    I remember once visiting a museum which had a King Tut exhibit (in DC, I think). The line was around the block, so my husband and I skipped it and went into the permanent collection instead.

    The food looks terrific! You certainly have your share of great restaurants in Philidelphia!
    Taylor said...
    I'm always confounded about where to eat in the Art Museum area. Nice to know of a good place.
    Taylor said...
    Actually...so confounded that I've eaten there once and forgotten about it until now. I had squash-stuffed ravioli about a year ago there.
    Chris said...
    Sounds/Looks fantastic. I must say I do miss the good eats of Philly & NYC...hmmmm Road trip? :)
    sher said...
    Years ago, I went to see the King Tut exhibit in San Francisco. It was amazing, but I was almost trampled by the crowd.

    I love whitefish, used to buy it freshly smoked on site in Door County, Wisconsin. Priceless!

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