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Move Over 'Gay Pizza' There's a New Drunk Munchie in Town

Chris Balbi

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Bowtie Boy has been trekking around philly for 3 years. He enjoys theatre, beer gardens and intellectual conversations that lead nowhere. When he's not free-lancing his social media management and digital marketing strategies, he's at home in his underwear watching Dr. Who and eating Reese's puffs.
posted by Chris Balbi on May 13, 2016 10:30am | comments


I'm not ashamed to admit that I, like most of you, throw calorie counting to the wind after 3 drinks.  There's nothing that can stop me from enjoying some delicious comfort food, except a long ass line.  So when I stumbled into Wishbone on 13th and Chancelor and was smacked in the face with the smell of fresh fried chicken and mac and cheese I knew I found heaven. Without missing a beat I placed my order, ate my food and got back in line.  Don't judge me, I went to the gym the next day for an extra 11 minutes. 

I knew I needed the inside scoop so I talked to Erica Hope,  Managing partner and self proclaimed Fried Chicken Queen!


Wishbone originated in UCity, and you probably don't leave the gayborhood.

I wish I could say you were wrong... but you're right, What brings you to the Gayborhood?

When looking for a new location we asked, who parties as hard as frat boys? After watching the Eric Jaffe show @tavern on Camac, I knew we had to come to 13th st becuase the gays know how to get down!

What's your favorite menu item?

We have a new slider we just unveiled yesterday. It is pulled chicken, modern bbq sauce, homemade slaw and house pickle on a buttermilk biscuit. We call it THE WISHBONER because.. Well babe... Come have a taste 😉

Can you let us in on your secret?

Which one? Wishbone's Mac and Cheese is a guarded  secret, you'll need to text your auntie and applogize because you've got a new favorite side dish. Alright I'll spill, Mac with 4 cheeses blended with homemade chicken sausage, fresh herbs and chipotle is a guarded secret*

Are you open late?

We are open til 4am fri/sat.

What about sweets?

Ugh!!! All of our goodies are made in house baked each AM. We have pies, cookies, cupcakes, brownies... My favorite is the smores tarte. A smores cookie, baked in a tarte pan so it has a dip in the center. We fill that dip with chocolate ganache and top it off with a homemade brûléed marshmallow.

Can you give me a price point for a Late night bite?

Chicken and sauce can get you in and out for $5. We cook small batches so we keep it comin hot all night! Add that gorgeous Mac and you are still looking at $10 or less.

Seriously guys, next time you're craving more than a cheese covered carb, skip the line nad give this place a try.  Shit's Delicious. 

210 S 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 921-3204

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