Hangin’ with the Cool Kids: A Burger at PYT
A funny thing happened to Generation X–we grew up. We got jobs, 401Ks, and we settled down, but every now and then we like to prove to ourselves (and to others) that we haven’t completely sold out to The Man and there’s still a kernel of coolness deep down in our once-slacker souls. So, we pepper our texts with “OMG” and “LOL” and we occasionally embarrass ourselves in front of the younger crowd with an awkward and totally unconvincing “for realz”. On those days when we’re feeling really hip, we dare to dine amongst the twentysomething set at places like PYT–the Northern Liberties über-trendy burger joint that caters to both baby emos and us Gen Xers alike.
The menu boasts an array of burgers like the Cheesesteak Pretzel Roll Burger and the Pistachio-crusted Lamb Burger, but if you’re looking for something traditional, opt for the eponymous PYT Burger (I added a fried egg and avocado to mine). I could eat a jar of the sweet caramelized onion-filled “special sauce” and the Kenzinger beer-battered onion rings aren’t bad at all. Oh, and the “adult milkshakes” (a term that freaks me out because it sounds like a sexual euphemism) are awesome–even if they are overpriced at $10.