The 2015 Best of Philly issue of Philadelphia magazine has hit the newsstands and the web. Here are the best breakfast and brunch picks for 2015.
Some brunch news for you today: Chef Brian Ricci has announced that Brick and Mortar, barely over a month into service, is launching Sunday brunch. Need a little push to get to the spot just north of Chinatown? They’re planning on serving icy granitas, which sound like a perfect hot Sunday cure. Take a look at some of the menu sneak peeks after the jump.
How many people can say they’ve worked out on a yacht? Who even knew that was a thing? In any case, come this Saturday, you’ll have the unique and pretty freakin’ cool opportunity to break a sweat on deck, thanks to Chalk Strength and Wellness’ Fitness Mingle on the Benjamin Franklin Yacht.
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The former Cups and Chairs is transforming itself into Living Room Cafe. The former tea lounge and cafe at 703 South 5th Street is transforming to a most-of-the-day brunch and lunch spot. Owned by Ting and Steven Zheng, the couple is re-opening in the next two weeks with the new, all-brunch menu.
For the first time since the original Triangle Tavern’s opening in 1933, the South Philly tavern will begin weekend lunch service this Saturday June 27th at 11 am. Well, they’re calling it lunch, but with options like ham and egg sandwiches and French toasts, let’s call it what it really is: brunch. And a boozy brunch at that.
Don’t worry, your Triangle Tavern favorites will all still be available. Chef Mark McKinney is still serving up classics like juicy roast beef sandwiches and mussels (red or white). But he’s also introducing weekend specials like spaghetti carbonara and the aforementioned french toast.
Similarly, drink service also honors the old while inviting the new. 12 draft beers, an entire list of Negroni variations and Adult Water Ice, available in six different flavors in either a goblet or pitcher, will all continue on from the regular menu. New additions are primarily cocktails and include seasonal bellinis, Blood Marys (garnished with mini meatballs) and house made limoncello.
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Andrew Michaels’ Pennsport cafe Fourth & Cross is only a few weeks into its opening. Business is brisk and, in what is usually a relatively slow time of year for restaurants, it’s easy to see why. The bright, airy space is located less than a block from Dickinson Square Park in a neighborhood that doesn’t boast much in the way of dining, save for the vegan treats on offer at Grindcore House or the laundromat that also makes bubble tea.
We’ve got details (and photos) below.
This is it. Philly Beer Week is upon us. And while we’re sure you’re making your plans in a completely rational and responsible manner, we’d just like to remind you that food is not the enemy. It’s what your body needs in order to remain in the upright position generally deemed most effective for drinking more beer.
There are a ton (literally hundreds) of beer-focused food events happening over the next week, but in order to get you through the all-important first couple nights (and mornings) of Beer Week, we’ve picked out the best ones happening tonight, tomorrow and Sunday. There’s everything from street dumplings and breakfast cereal to full-on lobster dinners and tasting menus highlighted here, so pick the level of classiness with which you are most comfortable, make your reservations (where required), then go forth and have a blast.
UPDATE: It looks like the new cocktail list (referenced below) is being pushed back a week or so while the crew tinkers with them. Look for them starting next weekend–or sometime thereabout.
What with its storied history, snapper soup and gin-heavy cocktail list, Olde Bar has already earned itself a place in our Retro Week coverage. But we just found out that they’re going to be launching a brunch program this weekend (and have put out a new spring cocktail list), so we just had to bring the place back into the conversation again.
Brunch begins this weekend at V Street. Of course one brunch staple that won’t be on the menu at Rich Landau’s and Kate Jacoby’s vegan restaurant is eggs. But with dishes like Togarashi Home Fries; Pho Spiced Mushrooms and Biscuit; and Waffles with Ponzu Maple Syrup you won’t go wonting.
And since brunch is just breakfast without booze, V Street is offering a special breakfast cocktail of La Luchadora (tequila, tomato, house grenadine and hot sauce). And to get the day going, there will also be Horchata Iced Coffee.
V Street Brunch Menu »