Arrest Made in Smash-and-Grab Burglary Case

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Keith McClary, 56, was arrested and charged with burglary and other offenses related to the series of smash-and-grab burglaries that have hit several Center City stores and eateries recently. NBC 10 is reporting that McClary admitted to burglarizing South Street’s Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat. He has been charged in four of the break-ins.

Arrest Made in Center City Smash & Grab Robberies [NBC 10]

GradHo Crime Spree (Kinda)

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Over at Philly mag, our crack news team is reporting that at least two restaurants in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood were broken into last night or early this morning. Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat (shown above) got their door glass smashed in by an idiot with a brick who then tried to steal stuff, but failed.

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Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat Opening in Old City

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Michael Klein is reporting that Jeb Woody and Ellen Mogell will be opening their third Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat in Old City. The newest location of the popular bruncherie will be at 228 Vine Street, the former home of Konak. The Old City Honey’s will also be different from the other two locations in that it will have a liquor license.

The projected opening date is six to nine months out but as Graduate Hospital and Fitler Square residents who impatiently awaited the 21st and South location will tell you, there might be delays.

Old City, you’re getting a Honey’s [The Insider]

Two Bells for Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat

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Craig LaBan uses his review of the new Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat at 21st and South as an opportunity to take down diner magnate Michael Petrogiannis (Broad Street Diner, Melrose Diner, Mayfair Diner, and the Country Club). But LaBan also has praise for what’s coming out of chef Michael Thomas’ kitchen.

Mostly, though, Thomas’ kitchen impressed me with some of its more ambitious plates as my meals progressed. The specials board is where seasonal flavors are featured, and I had my best fiddlehead ferns of the spring here, sauteed with the salty sparkle of nutritional yeast. Ramps were reminiscent of Thomas’ Bar Ferdinand days, heat-charred and bundled around a mound of romesco sauce. Chilled pea gazpacho was vibrant with green spring sweetness and mint.

I can’t remember the last time I paid just $14 for a piece of fish as plump and nicely seared as Honey’s skin-crisped trout amandine. But as the menu’s most expensive item, it’s proof of the value here that, for the quality, competes with any classic diner. The breakfast special (two eggs, potatoes, toast, and coffee) is a very old-school $3.95.

Two Bells – Very Good

Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Honey’s Sit N Eat [Official Site]

Photo by Collin Keefe

Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat Is Kind of Open at 21st & South

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Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat finally opened at 21st and South Street today for lunch. First reported back in June of 2010, the branch of Northern Liberties’ Jewish/Southern diner swung open the doors for lunch today.

UPDATE: Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat does not have regular hours yet. They’re “Live Training Exercises” are being held this week at different times. Call ahead to find out what’s going on. 215-732-5130.

Honey’s Is Still Coming to South Street

About once a week we receive an email, text or tweet from someone exasperated that the Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat hasn’t opened at 21st and South Street yet. So for the doubters, we spotted the sign of progress being delivered.

Six Pack: French Toast In Philly

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re going to be introducing our new army of interns to you, the Foobooz readership. And it occurred to us that what better way for you to get to know them a little then for them to tell you all about something they loved to eat? Thus, we set them each to assembling their own Foobooz Six Pack, focusing on something they craved.

Amanda Shulman is our next contributor. This is what she had to say for herself: “I’m Amanda Shulman and I’m obsessed with anything edible. As a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, I’m officially studying political science, but have also made it my personal mission to study the Philly food scene. I write for UPenn’s 34th Street Magazine as well as Thewalk.com, and am also the author of my own blog, hungreegirl.blogspot.com. I love to cook, eat, talk about/write about food, and couldn’t be happier to be living in a city where so many people feel the same way. If its edible, I’ll try it–especially when topped with a fried egg or some truffles.”

Sometimes the only way to kick your day off right is with a big pile of ridiculously fluffy and deliciously deadly French Toast. Let’s face it, anything with this much sugar automatically makes those rough mornings a little sweeter. Check out these spots for the ultimate guilty pleasure that is basically an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast. Not that we’re protesting.

Stuffed French Toast at Sabrina’s Café

Whats stuffed with cream cheese, topped with bananas and vanilla bean syrup and is the size of your head? The stuffed french toast at Sabrina’s. It will do exactly what its namesake implies–stuff you–and will also start your morning off in the sweetest direction.

Sabrina’s Cafe [Italian Market]
910 Christian Street
215-574-1599

More french toast this way

Six Pack: Scrapple, Whether You Like It or Not

Scrapple is a polarizing food. Some hear the world scrapple and think “I don’t even want to know what that is made out of” and others think “I don’t even care what this is made out of, it’s delicious.” If you are of the latter group then you will be happy to see this list of Philadelphia restaurants cooking scrapple up traditionally or in interesting ways. If you are of the former, well, hopefully this list will change your mind.

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South Street’s Honey’s Is in the Building

There was a lot of alarm a few weeks ago when realtor signs popped up at 21st and South on the building that is to host the second location of Honey’s Sit N Eat. But rest assured, Honey’s is still coming to Graduate Hospital. The signs weren’t for the corner location but rather for the apartments that also make up the almost block long complex.

The Honey’s folk have recently gained access to the space and are plugging away at converting the raw space into a restaurant. In the meantime, here’s a rendering of the interior.

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