Lemon Hill at 25th and Aspen Streets in Fairmount closed suddenly last night. The bar and restaurant from the Franklin Mortgage team came onto the scene back in early 2012 with Mitch Prensky in the kitchen. Prensky didn’t last too long and there always seemed to be movement in and out of the kitchen and management of the establishment.
General manager Aaron Siak posted the following on Facebook:
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This evening, from 9 p.m. to midnight, Lemon Hill is bringing in some bartending talent for a good cause. Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal of Emmanuelle, Michael Treffehn of Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. and Vince Stipo of Vernick Food & Drink and Lemon Hill’s Michelle Curtis will be pouring cocktails featuring Beefeater or Plymouth gin. The cocktails will be available for $8 and half of the proceeds will go to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
The “Cocktails for a Cause” tour will continue with three additional stops this spring.
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Yes, the holidays are over. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that your tastes for those holiday foods are completely sated. For those of you who just didn’t get enough ham, sweet potatoes or lamb shank(???) during the holiday season, we have the perfect event for you.
On Tuesday, January 21, at Lemon Hill in Fairmount, chef Adam Zensinger (ex of Amada) is doing a dinner where he “reinterprets” holiday leftovers into chef-ly dishes which will be served family-style, at one communal table, along with paired wines. Seats for the event are $65 per person (plus tax and tip) and you can reserve yours by emailing info@lemonhillphilly. Dinner starts at 7pm and seating is limited, so check out the menu below and then make with the clickity-clickity to get your tickets.
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Photo of New Hope’s haunted Logan Inn by Laura Kicey
Halloween is just a day away and ‘scariest places’ lists have been appearing everywhere. The most mentioned site in the Philly area? Eastern State Penitentiary, course.
Although Eastern State has certainly earned the honor, we thought it best to bring lesser known, but just as equally spooky, ‘haunted’ locations to the foreground.
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Fairmount’s La Calaca Feliz and Lemon Hill are combining for a special Halloween night. Twenty dollars ($25 at the door) will give you all-you-can-eat Feliz margaritas, red or white sangria and Dos Equis drafts. There will also be passed dishes from La Calaca’s menu and creations from new executive chef MacGregor Mann.
Wear a costume and you’ll be entered in a raffle to win tickets for either a Sixers or Flyers game. There will be a Day of the Dead face painter on hand as well. The La Calaca party runs from 10 p.m. to midnight. At that time everyone will be invited to head up to Lemon Hill for the after party.
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Lemon Hill has a new chef and his name is (drum roll, please)… Adam Zensinger. A native of North Jersey, Zensinger earned his chops at Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Philadelphia and becoming the chef de cuisine at Amada. Among the most interesting additions to the menu:
- Farm egg- 6 and 1/2 minute egg, sea salt and bone marrow butter toast.
- Diver scallops – celery root purée, sweet corn, peaches, radish
- Duck confit flatbread – whole grain mustard bechamel, apples, cherries, arugula and Cabot cloth bound cheddar
- Roasted half Amish chicken – cheddar biscuits, glazed baby carrots.
Check out Lemon Hill’s web site for the full menu.
Lemon Hill [Official Site]
Last week we gave you the schedule of 2013 Night Markets. Today we have some more details on the Fairmount Night Market set for Thursday, May 16th. The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. and will be centered around 22nd and Fairmount. More than 54 vendors have been confirmed, including Fairmount favorites like Alla Spina, Lemon Hill and Rembrandt’s. The restaurants will be joined as usual by food trucks including newcomers; the Tot Cart, Poi Dog and The Cow and The Curd.
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This Sunday, Lemon Hill is hosting a tiki pop-up. The Franklin’s Mike Treffehn and Aaron Siak are going to be at the Fairmount bar blending fresh pina coladas, daiquiris and more.
The fun runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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On Tuesday, March 5th Steve Wildy from Alla Spina and Keith Raimondi from Lemon Hill, as well as the fine folk at Yard’s Brewery will be joining forces to create special cocktails and a beer. The team will be utilizing a barrel that has aged Vieux Carre (rye, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine) for thirty days, then harbored a Tavern Spruce ale and finally another barrel-aged cocktail to create three unique drinks.
The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at Lemon Hill where guests will enjoy the classic Vieux Carre and then the barrel-aged version along with hors d’oeuvres. Uber car services will then shuttle guests to Alla Spina for a two-course dinner and dessert paired with the Tavern Spruce and Old Square Spruce cocktail.
The dinner is $75 per person.
If it’s confusing, Steve Wildy explains in this Weekly Wildy »
We’ve got good news and bad news:
The bad news is Sunday dinner service is out at Lemon Hill.
The good news is they’ve replace it with a pretty awesome all-day Sunday menu from 10am-6pm.
With this menu, they promise to appease the stomachs of every guest, keeping their brunch items available all day, as well as adding a few new items. Keep in mind, though, when the food stops, so does the booze. So if you’re looking for a Sunday pick-me-up (they’re one of the only restaurants that serve Rival Brothers Revolver blend and decaf), or you’re hungover and in the need of something to absorb and buffer, or you just want some grub after finishing a Sunday brunch/lunch shift yourself, Lemon Hill’s got you covered.
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