The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana state quarter from your ear. Today's Groupon presents another option when there are no illusionists handy: for $15, you get $30 worth of Southern cuisine and drinks at Cooperage, located in Center City.
Cooperage caters to comfort-food connoisseurs with a smorgasbord of soulful fare and a smattering of eclectic spirits. Its menus compile farm-fresh ingredients, unique salad dressings, and industry secrets for starting a novelty belt-buckle company to create fashionably tasty tongue accessories. Chomp on hushpuppies and Mississippi blueberry jam ($6) while treating underfed eyes to singularly convivial décor that amalgamates reclaimed elements of barns, ballrooms, and factories. The Brekkie burger, prepared with grass-fed angus, sates the palate with a juicy ground-round topped with applewood smoked bacon, pickled beetroot, herbed aioli, cheddar, and a sunnyside egg ($11). The bourbon-spiked chocolate beignets, presented with a side of coffee ice cream, serve as a fitting coda to an authentic Southern meal fit for Ulysses S. Lincoln himself ($7).
Featured on The Best of Food for Philadelphia restaurants. Cooperage was featured in the Philadelphia Enquirer and the Philadelphia Citypaper. Eighty-six percent of Urbanspooners recommend Cooperage and 23 Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars:
- I can't rave enough about my Cooperage experience. I had been wanting to make my way over there for the longest time and can't believe I waited so long! The staff was fantastic. Our bartender was attentive and very sweet. The wait staff was friendly. And the food....oh my goodness the food was delectable! – Tracy R., Yelp
Center City East
601 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106Get Directions