Square Peg is a casual, new American bar/restaurant that took over Marathon Grill's spot at the corner of 10th and Walnut. Under the direction of chef Matt Levin, formerly of Lacroix and then Adsum, and whom we thoroughly enjoy bantering with on Twitter, Square Peg has a different kind of menu that makes you go, hmmmm... this looks like fun!
|Cheesesteak pot pie|
|Mac n' cheese grilled cheese|
Other dishes make use of unique ingredients like Fritos, Kool-Aid pickled watermelon and bacon butter. Oh and there's breakfast all day (Bananas Foster French Toast, hello). Almost all the food is under $20 a dish, with several starters like the grilled cheese around $9.
Sounds trite but I was thrilled that the waiter left a big glass bottle of ice water on the table - key for a perpetually thirsty girl on a warm night but a rare perk from restaurants. Cocktails were light and refreshing, though more exciting are the spiked milkshakes....
|Apple Pie Spiked Shake|
I like how Square Peg's diner-inspired menu adds a fun twist to traditional dishes. It has a casual, welcoming atmosphere worth checking out. If you walk by and it looks packed, don't turn away because there is a large second floor with another bar that looks fun to hang out at for spiked milkshakes or just regular drinks.