Since it opened in 1977, Chickie’s & Pete’s has accumulated numerous accolades from local publications and national media outlets alike. Everyone from ESPN and Maxim to DrinkPhilly and Zagat has acknowledged us. In fact, we’ve been recognized as the “#1 Sports Bar on the East Coast,” “The #1 Sports Bar in North America,” and “The Best Place to Watch the Game.” In all that time, we’ve grown tremendously, too. Today, we have locations all over Philadelphia, New Jersey, and other places like Ohio and the Carolinas (to name a few). And, to be honest, I couldn’t be prouder!
Today I want to take a minute to talk about one of the many things that has helped catapult Chickie’s & Pete’s from a local tap room to a nationally-acclaimed sports bar: Crabfries®. Specifically, I want to provide a bit of background on how they came to be, what makes them so special, and why people keep coming back to Chickie’s & Pete’s for more.
The seasoning on Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabfries® is a unique blend of summery flavors that was developed over the course of a few years. It’s not a spice that can be purchased off a shelf — nor is it a hodgepodge of thrown-together leftover ingredients. Instead, it is a carefully-crafted, meticulously chosen combination of seasonings designed specifically to create a flavorful experience that is unique to Chickie’s & Pete’s.
You see, back in the 70s, crabs were only served during the summer because that was the only time of year you could get them. At Chickie’s & Pete’s, we would always have plenty of leftover crab seasoning at the end of the summer. So, we decided to take that seasoning and experiment with it to create a dish that could be served year-round. The result? A masterpiece of savory summertime flavors sprinkled over crinkle-cut fries.
Crinkle Cut Fries
A lot of places serve seasoned fries. Moreover, a lot of places try to copy our Crabfries®. Aside from the flavor, the imitators out there get one other thing wrong: crinkle cut fries. Crabfries® are crinkle cut in order to literally hold our one-of-a-kind signature flavor. After all, what good are seasoned fries if the seasoning falls off?
White Creamy Cheese Dipping Sauce
The perfect complement to Crabfries®, the white creamy cheese dipping sauce packs as much of a flavorful punch as the seasoning, but it doesn’t take anything away and it’s not overpowering. Just like the seasoning, it was developed and perfected over the course of two winters.
A big part of the success we’ve seen can undoubtedly be attributed to our famous Crabfries®. You can get fries anywhere. But there’s only one place you can go to enjoy one-of-a-kind, famous Crabfries® where they were invented at ESPN’s #1 rated sports bar: Chickie’s & Pete’s. Stop in and see us!
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