Gunner's Run: The World's Best Vegan Wings & Walter Schreifels
I'm not quite sure how I found out about it, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out Walter Schreifels (of Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, and Quicksand fame) was doing an free acoustic solo performance at a place in Philly called Gunner's Run. Our babysitter was fortunately available, so the mister and I made it a date!
We were going to catch dinner before the show at a veg-friendly place in Northern Liberties called Cantina Dos Segundos, but as we walked by Gunner's Run, Ken told me that they had a small veg menu. Hey, why not, let's check it out!
One of the things that I love about Philly is that even your meatiest reastaurant normally has a vegan/vegetarian portion of their menu (not just stuff like a lousy pasta primavera to appease "that" person in a large party either, but thought out veg options!). Gunner's Run is no exception. We ordered the cheesesteaks (vegan w/o the cheese) and the "Satan's Wings."
Holy kanoodles! Those wings were FANTASTIC! The cornmeal crust was perfect and crunchy, the seitan was soft and buttery (and not all rubbery), the tabasco was just right, and the vegan ranch was spot on. When our very attentive server (everyone at Gunner's was so nice!) asked how things were going, I told her, "Wow, these wings need to be made into a sandwich!" She told the chef, and he or she was very into the idea (so if it makes it onto the menu, you can thank moi!).
Now, for Mr. Schreifels. He played an intimate and entertaining set that was a combination between story time, covers (Morrissey, Sick of it All), and a few originals and of course, some Quicksand.
I hope Gunner's Run continues to get in great bands, because I can't wait to go back for more Satan's Wings! Oh yeah, and to hear more music.