- Neighborhood: South Street
- 718 South Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 267-909-8814
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- Cuisine: German
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Okay, so I think we can all agree that spring is officially here, right? And with spring comes asparagus.
People do crazy things for asparagus. Food legend has it that one English asparagus enthusiast wanted to consume his asparagus as quickly after he picked it as possible, so he developed a Rube-Goldberg-esque contraption that picked asparagus and flung it into a pot of boiling water (that he had set up in his garden) within seconds of it leaving the ground.
The Germans really like their asparagus (or, "spargel," which often actually is used to specifically refer to the white asparagus that is grown underground and thus does not photosynthesize and turn green) too, so to celebrate the beginning of spargel season (and spring), Brauhaus Schmitz is once again hosting Spargelfest all throughout May.
Yesterday, we drew some attention to the Instagram work being done by Kevin Sbraga as he showed off some details from his new spring menu at Juniper Commons. Today, it’s the photo-snappery being posted by chef Henrik Ringbom over at Brauhaus Schmitz that caught our eye.
Ringbom has been filling up his Instagram with photos (all taken by Vanessa Beahn) like the pea soup with Westphalia ham, creme fraiche and pea shoots pictured above. There is also got a pan-roasted salmon with mustard green sauce that looks fantastic, a gorgeous endive salad, and a half-chicken (with cauliflower puree, fried Jerusalem artichoke and Hungarian pesto) that looks so good I had to include it below.
If you’re into the whole bar crawl thing, but not interested in huge crowds of people dressed in green, here’s an option that may be more appealing.
The Craft Beer Express is Saturday, March 14th, featuring 12 different bars in Philadelphia. The bars include Kraftwork, Johnny Brenda’s, Standard Tap, The Institute, Bishop’s Collar, Kite & Key, Jose Pistola’s, The Sidecar, Pub on Passyunk East, Devil’s Den, Brauhaus Schmitz, and Race Street Cafe.
Each bar will feature their own selection of craft beers, with some offering food specials and fun activities.