On a whim, Matt and I stopped at the Blue Ox Bistro for dinner last night. Located in downtown Fox Chase, it may not be a place people will go out of their way to get to, but it is the nicest bar in our neighborhood. Daily specials include 1/2 price appetizers and $3.50 drafts from 4-7. Good selection of drafts–I had the last of a pumpkin ale (on the house) and Matt tried a Tucher, which was a light Bavarian blend.
Split pea soup for me ($6):
I wished that the sundried tomatoes on top were ham or bacon, but it was a nice twist. The soup was creamy with an excellent blend of herbs.
Next came the Wurst Platter ($17) and cheese fries ($6):
Matt’s wursts looked perfect and he affirmed the taste. These fries are like gourmet McDonald’s fries. Thin, chewy, crispy, light on the grease, tasty. These are amazing fries, and the melted non-goopy cheese is unique. If I can’t have Whiz, I’ll have this.
While we were sitting in the bar, a steady stream of diners and friends came in and out In the cold, the Blue Ox is an ideal choice to cozy up and get some German comfort food. In the heat, sit in the beer garden out back. We’re glad to have the Blue Ox just a few blocks away from home.
(All photos taken with an iPhone.)