Tenaya Darlington’s love note to Wedge and Fig’s secret passage

Tenaya Darlington
Favorite Spot: The café garden behind Wedge & Fig
Neighborhood: Old City
Address: 160 N. 3rd Street

I am: Cheese blogger (a.k.a. Madame Fromage)
Years in Philly: 8 years, prior to that: Madison, Wisconsin
Current Home: Fishtown


My love note:

Dear Café Garden Behind Wedge & Fig Bistro,

I like secret passages. I really like secret passages that lead to cheese boards. Two summers ago, I was wandering up Third Street, sipping a cup of Old City Coffee, and I happened upon you – a corridor, a cheese vein?

You led me to a small garden full of café tables, with a view of fire escapes and a square of blue sky. I saw people drinking bubbly water and nibbling blue cheese off of slates. It was so lovely to discover a cafe with a cheese shop at its heart and an alley garden for its artery. I hide here whenever I need to rest my gams in the sun and ponder a golden Gouda.

Kirk and Lisa, who run Wedge & Fig have a magical story involving novels and sailboats – ask them about it over a Blue Fig sandwich (blue cheese, fig jam, pretzel bread). It’s my favorite lunch in the city. I also like to stop in for wedges of gooey Morbier or, for dessert: a box of goat cheese tuffets.

Big love,
Madame Fromage


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Posted on by Emma Fried-Cassorla in Old City 2 Comments

2 Responses to Tenaya Darlington’s love note to Wedge and Fig’s secret passage

  1. Lol

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