The word fusion gets applied to lots of stuff these days, from musical genres, to nuclear processes, to the Cleveland Women's Football Alliance team that just completely, completely owns the rival Cincinnati Sizzle...you go, QB/TE Lisa Heinl! And also badass South American-Mediterranean eats, at 943
943's a two-years-in-the-making eatery (inspection delays? in Philly?!), serving up Italian-/ Argentinian- fused fare from an open kitchen looking out over an airy dining room with dark wood floors, heavily lacquered block tables, and decor touches like an accordion and a whole bunch of wine bottles, a combination presumably responsible for polka. Getting dinner started are plates of Mollejas (grilled marinated sweetbreads & chimichurri); Chorizo y Morcilla, combining house made spicy and blood sausage; empanadas stuffed with everything from beef, egg, and olives to parma cotto and crucolo; and Moscardino Pulpo: salted octopus, black olive, and Swiss chard, aka, how to order an overcooked cheeseburger. Big dishes bring things like Merluzza de Francesco (hake w/ mushrooms & lemon), a trio of plates mixing meat (grilled skirt steak, short rib, or Piedmontese NY strip), and Parrillada Juani, a two-man platter of sweetbreads, short ribs, skirt/strip steaks, and blood sausage, the very thing Kristen Stewart can't seem to get enough of in those Twilight movies
Lunchtime, meanwhile, brings smaller, simpler versions of some of the main dishes, plus a list of sammies like the grilled steak/ arugula/ Gorgonzola El Gaucho, or "the Cowboy", any of whom wish they could be as versatile as Fusion WR/FS Tiffany Soggs, who just can't wait to tussle with the Pittsburgh Passion. Football!!