Lemon Hill Takes Over the Food at Franklin Mortgage

Lemon Hill has taken over the food program at Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. chef Joel Mazigian will be preparing seasonal snacks like Speck with house mustard, Bayley Hazen Blue with pear vanilla aigre-doux and candied walnuts.

And remember, it’s never a bad idea to mix in solids during a drinking session at the Franklin.

Franklin Mortgage [Official Site]


Dinner for Two at Lemon Hill

When thinking of love, the first thought that comes to people’s minds is usually far from lemons. Lemon Hill is challenging this notion, however, with the introduction of their Dinner for 2 Specials. Every weekend, couples can share a protein-packed entree that changes weekly. The dishes can be split between more than two people, so don’t turn down your neighbor’s double-date request just yet.

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Winter Cocktail Menu at Lemon Hill

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but there’s nothing a little liquid warmth won’t fix. This Friday, November 30th, warm up at Lemon Hill as they debut their brand new winter cocktail menu. Created by the Franklin’s Al Sotack, the menu features new signature drinks and is packed with interesting and unique flavor combinations.

We’re talking seasonal and special, like the Transmetropolitan Punch made  with Ransom Old Tom, Plymouth gin, Cicchi Americano, fresh lime juice, house cranberry sage syrup, Bitter Truth lemon bitters all shaken and served with club soda and the Hot Butter Rum with Appleton, Smith and Cross, Goslings, butter, hot water, and fees aromatic. Yum. Ya, I think that will warm you right up.

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New Happy Hour Deals at Lemon Hill

With their classic cocktail focus and new fall menu, Fairmount’s Lemon Hill has now launched a new Happy Hour program to round out the season. Some of it is fairly basic ($7 glasses of Cabernet or Chardonay, $1 off all draft beers between 6pm and 8pm), but they’re also doing a rotating $7 cocktail-of-the-day kind of thing which will highlight a different traditional mixed drink every night.

The weekly cocktail menu, right this way

Tonight: Village Whiskey Reunion at Lemon Hill, Sure to be a Boozy Bash

Professional drinkers aside, usually when you hear Village Whiskey you think burgers, right? Well, keep thinking about the burgers but now add the whiskey this time as well because tonight (Tuesday, November 6th), Village Whiskey will be having a reunion at Lemon Hill.

Strange? A little. But get past it. If you’re looking for a place to get weird after the polls close, this is it.

They’ll be serving up original Village Whiskey cocktails developed by the opening staff at a discounted price. There’s sure to be some fancy whiskey floating around there, too. Plus, the event is open to the public, and starts at 9:30 p.m. Or maybe 10pm. Or whenever. A slew of bartenders will be mixing, and the lineup includes Keith “Danger” Raimondi, Stephen Siebert, Lindsay Kruger, Alejandro Vaca, and Juan Bustamonte. Wear your drinking socks and come ready to sip the night (and maybe a small piece of your liver) away.

Lemon Hill Events Page [Official]

More Than Just Drinks at Lemon Hill

Lemon Hill Flatbread - Photo by Jason Varney

There’s no denying that the star of Lemon Hill is the bar but Craig LaBan finds worthwhile bites on chef Joel Mazigan’s menu as well.

Yes, Mazigian is more than capable of searing a nice piece of fish, like the special skate over corn puree, roasted eggplant, and a zingy, pickled pepper vinaigrette. But Lemon Hill is at its best when it’s updating the tavern spirit with thoughtful takes on simple fare. The baked flatbreads topped with pulled BBQ chicken meat, corn bread puree, and tart chunks of pickled green tomatoes are borderline Dixie genius. A flatbread with roast cauliflower, arugula, pecorino, and fava beans was reminiscent of my favorites from the Garces Trading Co. canon.

Two Bells – Very Good

Lemon Hill [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Lemon Hill [Official Site]

Photo by Jason Varney

Lemon Hill Rolling Out New Menu

Lemon Hill is gearing up for its first menu redo since Mitch Prensky’s consulting gig ended. Chef Joel Mazigian will be rolling out his fall menu this Thursday.

Among the highlights for colder weather are:

  • Veal Sweetbread Stew with roasted root vegetables, fingerling potatoes and sourdough
  • Roasted Chantrelle  Mushroom Flat bread with celery root puree, Dante sheep’s milk cheese
  • House Made Blood Sausage Flat bread with caraway braised cabbage, grain mustard bechamel, pickled apples, celery hearts
  • Charred Brussel Sprouts with house-made lamb bacon, Pecorino
  • Korean BBQ Short Rib Sandwich with house-made beef fat kim chi, sesame mayo, pickled cucumber, charred scallion

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Charity Guest Chef Pot Luck and Beer Tasting at Lemon Hill

Lemon Hill is having an eventful August with two more events happening August 26th: a rare beer tasting and a Guest Chef Pot Luck event. The beer tasting of rare Swiss beers features Jon Medlinsky of Khyber Pass Pub and starts at 4:30 p.m. The beers to be tasted will come from Brasserie Des Franches-Mantagnes, a small brewery in Switzerland known for their Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien an annually released wine-like beer. Attendance is $52 which also covers snacks and the beer. Seating is limited, so reservations are required.

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Mitch Prensky Out At Lemon Hill

So there was this rumor kicking around this afternoon that Mitch Prensky–chef-owner of Supper and the man behind the menu at Lemon Hill–was gone from the new(ish) Fairmount eatery which he helped open, along with the Franklin Mortgage crew. And after a few phone calls, we came to find that, this time, the rumors were true.


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Oskar Blues BBQ Night at Lemon Hill

Tuesday August 21st from 5 to 11 p.m. Lemon Hill will be serving a special Oskar Blues BBQ dinner. The fixed price three-course dinner is $45 a person and $20 extra gets you all-you-can-drink Oskar Blues Brewery beverages. The all-you-can-drink option is only available to those eating from the fixed price dinner menu but those sitting at the bar have the option of ordering a la carte from the BBQ menu. The dinner is served family style and there may be a live blues band performing.

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