Rx the Farmacy in West Philadelphia has updated its menu for fall and added a $35 pick your courses option. We’re most intrigued by the “lobster skins,” lobster, smoked gouda horseradish cream, vidalia jam and topped with bacon. Sounds as fun as the duck breast sounds good.
Rx The Farmacy and Pho & Cafe Saigon both had their front doors smashed in within a day of each other. It isn’t clear if the West Philadelphia burglaries are related. $50 was stolen from the cash register at Pho & Cafe Saigon. It isn’t clear yet what, if anything was taken from the new Rx.
Rx The Farmacy’s front door smashed in apparent break-in [West Philly Local]
Rx the Farmacy is swinging open its doors at 11 a.m. today. Ross Scofield’s successor to the original Rx and short-lived Rimedio. Located at 45th and Spruce, Rx the Farmacy will serve brunch and dinner five days a week.
The BYOB’s menu offers hearty dishes like steak frites, grilled pork chop and grass fed burger for main courses. The dinner menu tops out at $21 for the scallops. Starters include poutine, fried pickles and house-made sausages.
For Brunch, Rx the Farmacy’s menu includes house-made bread, Amaretto french toast, sweet potato pancakes, Philly Benny (poached egg, sliced teres major, English muffin, hollandaise, home fries) and a quiche of the day.
The long-time Rx (and for a short time, Rimedio) is poised for a comeback. Ross Scofield, a graduate of the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill and one-time neighbor to Rx will be taking over the space with his his good friend, Danielle Coulter (also a graduate of the Restaurant School). Together they are planning to reopen the restaurant as Rx The Farmacy.
Scofield, a Salem County New Jersey native has spent his last fifteen years cooking and most recently opened a restaurant in Connecticut, tells us to expect farm fresh foods, locally sourced to be the backbone of Rx The Farmacy’s menu. He refers to his style as “refined rustic.”
Scofield, who has recently returned to Philadelphia was disappointed to see the once bustling corner BYOB vacant and immediately set upon reinvigorating the neighborhood institution.
“Soon” is timeframe for the reopening.