While we admired the artwork, we also checked out the menu. Staples include a variety of burgers (with your choice of toppings, sauces, and cheeses) and sandwiches (pulled pork and grilled chicken), as well as fries and shakes. The specials menu added some variety to the mix.
|My personal favorite artwork + the specials.|
The belgian fries were a little less exciting- a smaller cut and subsequently a lot less crispy. Good, but just get the sweet potato if they're offering them.
There was a pretty long wait at this point, which seemed weird since the place is so small and the menu is relatively straight-forward. At the end of the meal I realized people were coming in pretty frequently to pick up to-go orders which made a little more sense. While we waited, we created some masterpieces for the wall- I taped A's up next to where we were sitting.
When we finally did get our food, I dug into a standard sirloin beef burger ($6.95) with harissa aioli (free) and avocado ($1.50). The egg-washed white bun was incredibly fluffy - easily squished to maximize a mouthful of all the components. I really loved the shape of the burger itself - perfectly fitted to its bun, almost an inch tall, with a compactness that never threatened to crumble apart.
|All burgers go to heaven?|
|I had to eat part of the half in order to hold it up.|
The predominant flavor was a sweet chili sauce- not curry at all- as well as the double-sided slathering of a cloying fruit spread containing chunks of dried mango. I personally didn't love the overly sweet flavor profile- especially after my umami bomb of a burger- but A loved it.
My cousin ordered the exact same thing as I did (a trend that continued over the course of the weekend.. we must be related!) but her boyfriend dressed up a burger with sauteed mushrooms and onions, a fried egg over medium, and American cheese. This version tops out at $12- the toppings can add up quickly! However, the thing was a beast and probably worth every cent.
Sketch has an extensive ice cream (regular and vegan) menu, but we were saving room for fire-roasted s'mores at Frankford Hall and were plenty full from burgers and fries. Classic American favorites done right. Next time I'm ordering my burger super rare- with extra harissa aioli!
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