There are only a few foods that one can happily eat for every meal and pancakes are one of them. Maybe it’s because lasagna for breakfast doesn’t flow as well, but pancakes for dinner is never a bad idea. No matter what time it is, pancakes can always be the answer to the question of “What would make me happy right now?” And here’s a list of some of our favorite spots to get the hot and fluffy dish.
West Passyunk’s Grubhouse came on the scene earlier this year, winning a Best of Philly award for Hangover Cure. Now they’ve brought on Chris Ritter, a former cook at Brauhaus Schmitz and alum of the COOK Masters Program, to enhance the kitchen’s offerings. Today they debut their tightened up menu with ingredients like, “bacon fat powdered sugar” and a pretty awesome sounding bologna sandwich with bacon fat onions, hot sauce mayo and American cheese.
Cousin’s Grubhouse, which will deep fry any hot dog upon request opened on West Passyunk in early March. Now they’re expanding their hours and adding a few new menu items. Grubhouse is expanding their hours through 7 p.m. on weekdays and adding a Sunday hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Among the new items for breakfast are Oreo crusted French toast and Funky Monkey Cakes, chocolate chip pancakes with bananas and caramel sauce. the lunch and dinner menu has also expanded with chicken wings we can vouch for; buffalo garlic, root beer bbq, teriyaki, Jamacian Jerk sauces are available as well as Old Bay lemon pepper or Cajun dry rubs.
Cousin’s Grubhouse Hours
NEW HOURS, starting Monday, May 13
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturda – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Until Sunday evening the best definition of a Southwest Philly Floater might have been comedian Chip Chantry’s. But when La Salle’s Tyrone Garland teardropped in his game-winning shot against Ole Miss and propelled his school into the Sweet Sixteen, a name was coined. And at least a couple of locals have already named sandwiches after the winning basket.
At Lil Dan’s food truck, the Southwest Philly Floater is a sour cream and onion chicken wrap. Down on West Passyunk Avenue, La Salle alum and owner of the recently opened Cousin’s Grubhouse, Jim Lord has given a breakfast sandwich of scrapple, pork roll and egg the Southwest Philly Floater monicker.
We’re still waiting for Southwest Philly Floater, the cocktail.
UPDATE: We’ve got cocktails.
Longtime friends, William Schmidt and Jim Lord have taken over Cousin’s Luncheonette on West Passyunk and rechristened the spot, Cousin’s Grubhouse. Located between 22d and 23rd Streets (opposite Philip’s Steaks), Cousin’s has been a fixture at the corner of Passyunk and Hemberger since 1955. Serving up breakfast and lunch to a wide variety of regulars, Schmidt, who owned Players Pub and Black Door back in the day has cleaned up the spot and installed a new menu with the help of Lord. Lord is very attached to the wise idea, that just about anything can be made better by using bacon or a deep fryer (even better if it is both), and is pushing the menu beyond that of the traditional greasy spoon.