One of the most asked queries that land in our inboxes over the past few months is just what is coming to the corner of 2nd and Pine Streets, the longtime home of the Artful Dodger. Requests for information have gone unanswered and now, less than a week before the grand opening details have finally been revealed.
Michael Klein gets the details on Reed Barrow’s first bar and restaurant, Society Hill Society. The neighborhood tavern concept will have JG Domestic and Rosa Blanca chef de cuisine, Yun Fuentes in the kitchen where he will be serving up a menu “inspired by classic Pennsylvania flavors, served in a casual atmosphere.”
Among the highlights:
- Potato Pancake with apple marmalade, horseradish cream and salmon
- $8 hamburger
- Pork Belly served with apple, ham broth and dumplings
The menu ranges from $4 for bar snacks to $32 for a sirloin steak served with green beans, almonds, golden raisins in a demi-glace.
Fuentes is also preparing a seasonal multi-course menu based upon locally available ingredients. Right now that means he's debuting with a "cold spring" menu. The price of which will vary based on ingredients.
The bar program is overseen by former Farmers' Cabinet employee Paul MacDonald. Wine is available by the bottle or glass ($10 to $12) and has a small but interesting bottled beer selection. Pilsner Urquell is the one beer on draft.
Check out the eight cocktails that make up the drink menu below.
bluecoat gin, white vermouth, breckenridge bitters, lemon twist
bourbon, orange juice, lime-coriander syrup
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rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, amaro meletti, absinthe, lemon twist
laird's apple brandy, lemon juice, orange juice, green tea, angostura bitters, egg white
vodka, lemon juice, cucumber-watermelon syrup, peychaud's bitters
white rum, lime juice, demerara, rhubarb-thyme shrub, club soda
jamaican rum, lime juice
orange juice, demerara sugar, amaro averna, tincture of habanero pepper
london dry gin, tincture of fine herbs, lemon juice, cane sugar
Society Hill Society taking over for Artful Dodger [Philly.com]
Society Hill Society [Foobooz]