The Sauce is Forever

RESTAURANT: Sona Pub & Kitchen

WHERE IN PHILLY: Manayunk

PRICE: $30 and under

RATING: 7/10

Now, I know myself well enough to say that I was a step above hangry when I walked into this place, so take that into account. I had been there before for a couple beers and enjoyed the pub feel. Sona has 32 local and international beers on tap giving you plenty of options even if you’re not a hardcore beer fan. The bartender was attentive and friendly, all the qualities you’d hope they would have. After that experience I had high expectations for the food if I ever came back.

My second time at Sona was last weekend with a group of about 8 people. I came a little later so everyone had already ordered and were packing on the drinks. Our server didn’t notice when I had slid into the table, but eventually got me a menu. Their menu had a good amount of different choices, from short rib sliders to strip steak. Enough options for whatever you might be in the mood for!

After searching through, I decided to try their drunken wings with our server agreeing that they were great. I eat wings a little too often so I wanted to try a different sauce, but one that still had the spice level of buffalo wings. He mentioned that Sona had their own sauce that was at the level of a hot barbecue sauce and I was pretty much sold. For a side, my friend was craving fries so we decided to order a side of their truffle Parmesan fries to share.

When the server came by with our food I could’ve cried tears of joy or snatched it out of his hands, but I have some self control. The wings and fries looked great, but were lacking. I like my wings with as much sauce as you might want on a rack of ribs. I’m okay with drowning in a some sauce and if you’re the same I’d suggest asking for extra. As a person who enjoys spicier food, I wouldn’t recommend the Sona sauce only because it was borderline plain. It wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t for me! I felt the same about the fries that we had. I expected them to be covered in garlic and all the works, but they were just your regular batch with Parmesan sprinkled here and there.

Overall, it wasn’t off the wall for my tastebuds or absolutely terrible. If you come across Sona I’d say try it out for yourself! There’s different seating areas that make you feel separated from what might be going on around the bar and TVs going if you want to keep up with the score of a game. If you like to go out and want to try somewhere new, on Thursdays there’s penny drinks from 10pm-12am! Yes the catch is that there’s a $10 cover, but worth it nonetheless. There’s also 50 cent wings nights on Mondays for any wing lovers!

Comment below if you’ve been to Sona or with PLAIN or SAUCY for how you like your wings!

First Things First

If I somehow caught your attention welcome to Just One Bite! In a way to take up some extra time I decided to start a food blog and here’s a few reasons why!

•I’ve always enjoyed writing, but I like to keep certain topics personal. I don’t believe I could be that person to give public advice or post a bunch of daily inspiring quotes.

•If there’s one thing I can go on about, it’s food and telling people what I’ve tried. Food makes a girl happy! It’s even better when I get the chance to get out of Philadelphia every now and then.

•I’m honest and I want to be someone’s personal Yelp without them having to download an app. (That is absolutely shade to Yelp for making me download the app just to see ONE review) After working in a few restaurants, chain and local, I picked up a few things. Those skills have made me a little hard on places, but it all matters whether you think so or not. I want to let you guys in on the vibe, pricing, the food of course, and any food events happening in Philly during the month!

•It’s motivation to get out of my comfort zone! I eat out a lot, but I’m pretty picky when it comes to certain foods. Starting this blog is a push to try some new foods that I normally wouldn’t and maybe convince you too!

If you like food and a good, honest review this could be your new thing! If you’re more of an Instagram person and want quick updates you can follow me at justonebiteig.

Keep scrolling for some food events happening in Philly this month!

  • STREAT FOOD FESTIVAL – April 15
  • MANAYUNK RESTAURANT WEEK – April 16-27
  • PHILLY SHOWCASE OF WINE, CHEESE & BEER – April 20
  • EAT TO EMPOWER FESTIVAL – April 21
  • BLACK FOOD/DESSERT EXPO – April 21
  • PHILLY VEGAN POP FLEA MARKET – April 22
  • WEST OF WEST WINE FESTIVAL – April 23
  • ANNUAL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AFTER WORK MIXER – April 27
  • PHILLY MARGARITA MARCH – April 28-29
  • PHILLY MAC DOWN 3 – April 29