Filed Under: life
Published On: June 29, 2012
Anthony’s on the Hill has paper napkins. Not the kind of paper napkins that come with flatware rolled in them, the kind that come in dispensers, short dispensers found on each one of the tables. The tables, themselves, are newly setup.
I guess that means, when it opens, that Anthony’s on the Hill is going to be a joint. Good and bad, I guess. Seated on the corner of Broad and 29th, Anthony’s sits kind of far into Church Hill, beyond where most of those who trek into the neighborhood are willing to go.
But it’s not exactly a prepared food desert. Turn the corner onto 29th and you’ll find the best cheesesteaks in the city (Str8 Outta Philly). Head west a block and you’re at The Hill Cafe. A few more blocks west and there’s Captain Buzzy’s. Hell, make it to 23rd and you’ll find the Patrick Henry, known affectionately by residents as simply the Pub.
Oh, and any trip through the restaurants of Church Hill would be remiss if it skipped the soon-to-be-one southern dining experience, The Roosevelt.
So, maybe Anthony’s being a joint will work. Maybe it’ll be a secret little spot known for their Pasta with Tuscan Bolognese Meat Sauce. Maybe their pizza will beat the couple of halal pizza places, all with suspiciously similar menus. Actually, on that point I don’t see how it can’t.
Honestly, as long as it beats that Billy Joel song, I think Anthony’s on the Hill will be a pretty welcome member to the neighborhood. That is, if they ever open.