American Sardine Bar: That 'can-do' spirit

It takes guts to open the day before Thanksgiving, but no one can accuse John Longacre and chef Scott Schroeder of South Philly Tap Room of being timid.

They managed to convince Point Breeze neighbors (and the LCB) that American Sardine Bar was a solid use for 1801 Federal St., where a shuttered dive bar stood, decaying.

American Sardine Bar menu, from pen of Scott Schroeder.

Took them a year to clean it up. Schroeder’s menu is simple: two soups, eight sandwiches, five sides.

Schroeder's signatures include his fried peanut butter and jelly as well as a sardine sandwich — chopped, canned sardines in mustard, mayo, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and parsley, served with lettuce, sliced eggs, and onion for $2. It’ll be open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.