Mar 28, 2023 - Food and Drink

Two Robbers has good eats, fire drinks

The burger and Mango Punch Michelada at Two Robbers in Fishtown.

The burger and Mango Punch Michelada at Two Robbers. Photo: Isaac Avilucea/Axios

The curvaceous Hulk green exterior and burnt-orange and banana-yellow walls inside the Two Robbers seltzer taproom make you feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a comic.

  • Makes sense, considering that the brother-owners are producing a comic book about the restaurant’s origin story and evolution.

The intrigue: It can feel like a Herculean task for a meat-lover like me to find a burger spot with vegan options for my girlfriend. Not at Two Robbers, which opened a few months ago across the street from Frankford Hall in Fishtown.

What we ordered: The best-selling double-smash burger was delectable, served on a potato bun with pickles, onion, cheese and a Thousand Island-like sauce that made you want seconds. My girlfriend got the grilled avocado, which was cut in half and drizzled with ponzu and wasabi.

  • The burger sauce — a combo of mayo, ketchup and Sriracha, per my waiter — had just enough sting and doubled as a dipping condiment for the piping-hot fries.

The cocktails: They were the showstopper.

  • The specialty Mango Punch Michelada — one of my favorite drinks — was light and fizzy, its seltzer base a nice substitute for the heavier beer that's traditionally used to make the drink.

The only drawback: They were out of the Portobello Juicy Lucy, which had caught my girlfriend's eye. Our waiter said they’re looking to add more to the menu in the coming months, though.

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