Breakfast of Champions: The Dutch Reviewed

 

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The Dutch | Photo by Emily Teel

Breakfast is the last great, untouched frontier. Of all the meals available to us (lunch, dinner, supper, elevenses, fourthmeal, midnight snacks, etc.), breakfast is the most pure, the most un-fuck-with-able. No one in his right mind tries to innovate during breakfast. No one tries to dazzle you with technical wizard-powers or supply lines to long-lost fruits and vegetables. Breakfast is toast and jelly. Coffee. Pancakes. Eggs and bacon. Waffles in all their myriad glories. It is, occasionally, oatmeal. Complicated (but comforting) pastries. Half a grapefruit doused in Wild Turkey. Whatever.

I love congee and chilaquiles as much as anyone, but Americans own breakfast the way the French do dinner. We have stolen all the great ideas ever had about breakfast and made them our own. Americans are so good at breakfast that our canon doesn’t extend merely to regional variations, but to social, religious, economic and historic ones as well. The trucker’s breakfast is a thing. The yoga breakfast. The camp breakfast. The Lutheran pancake social or Continental or Southerner’s petit déjeuner. Breakfast knows no bounds save temporal. And brunch? Well, brunch doesn’t even have those rules to adhere to. Brunch laughs at the notion of rules.

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Do This: Epic Spin/Run/Boot Camp/Brunch Workout (With Mimosas!)

Fit Academy | Photo via Facebook

Fit Academy | Photo via Facebook

If you’re feeling a bit blasé about your usual Saturday-morning workout and are looking for a workout that will kick your butt this weekend, you’re in luck: Tomorrow, June 25th, Body Cycle Studio and Fit Academy are teaming up for an epic midday sweat-and-brunch session, including a Spin class, a short run and a boot camp class. Followed by mimosas, of course.
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Silk City Adds Every Day Brunch

Get brunch every day, even today, at Silk City.

Get chicken and waffles for brunch every day, even today, at Silk City.

For the first time since Mark Bee took over the Silk City Diner back in 2007, the silver diner is serving brunch every day. In addition to brunch served on weekends, Silk City is back in the breakfast game from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Brunch is served in the diner portion of Silk City and if the weather is nice, in the beer garden as well.

Check out what’s on Silk City’s brunch menu »

New Menu and Happenings at Prohibition Taproom

Pork Belly Potato Skins | Photo via Prohibition Taproom

Pork Belly Potato Skins | Photo via Prohibition Taproom

Chef Val Stryjewski, who has been on staff at Prohibition Taproom since January has rolled out his spring menu with new items like cheese and charcuterie boards (a plus of being in the same restaurant group as Kensington Quarters) plus an extended snack section. Stryjewski, who has had stops at Lloyd, Le Cheri and a.kitchen among other spots, is also offering a Plate of the Day, which brings a comfort food classic to the forefront each day.

This Tuesday, May 10th, ProTap is hosting PhoTap 2. $10 gets you a bowl of pho (lamb or ramp and onion) with either a Neshaminy Creek Trauger Pils or Highwater Hefeweizen.

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SouthGate Opening for Brunch

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That’s right—starting this Saturday, April 23rd, you can head over to SouthGate to get yourself some Korean-inspired brunch. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., they’re offering a menu that includes things like kimchi poutine in a hot stone bowl and Korean fried chicken and waffles (pictured above, with green tea Belgian waffles!).

There’s also a nice cocktail list, which you can see below along with the full menu.

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Tria Fitler Square Turns One and Is Now Officially a Tria Cafe

Luxury Hour at Tria Fitler Square | Photo via Tria Cafe

Tria Fitler Square is officially now a Tria Cafe | Photo via Tria Cafe

Tria’s Fitler Square location turns one today and Jonathan Myerow’s wine bar is celebrating with an all-evening long Luxury Hour featuring pours from some big magnum bottles for $10 a glass. Luxury Hour discounts some of Tria’s fancier wines for a twist on the traditional happy hour.

Tonight’s deals include:

  • Champagne Premier Cru Brut Magnum “Platine,” Nicolas Maillart, NV (Champagne, France) $16½ $10
  • Pouilly-Fuissé Magnum “La Marechaude,” Domaine Guerrin, ’14 (Burgundy, France) $14½ $10
  • Arbois Rouge Magnum “Mémorial,” Domaine Rolet, ’02 (Jura, France) $14½ $10

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More Brunch In Midtown Village

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I reviewed Tredici a couple weeks back and loved the hell out of it. The energy, the light, the food–all of it came together into a place that was better than the sum of its parts. But I do remember thinking that there were a couple things that could be done to improve the experience.

1) Free cocktails for food writers

2) Brunch

Well, one of those things has just been added to the program.

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Easter Brunch Options at Philadelphia Restaurants

South Street's Easter Parade

South Street’s Easter Parade | Photo via South Street District

Easter comes to us this Sunday, March 27th and of course lots of restaurants are offering special Easter brunches with the likes of lemon ricotta pancakes and lots and lots of ham.

Here are our choices for best brunch options for everyone from the bread lovers to the buffet lover.

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