Where To Eat This Weekend: Brunch, Beers And Ice Cream

Man, it is getting cold outside. And it’s only going to get colder and grayer as we go. So as a public service, we here at Foobooz HQ have come up with a list of places to eat (and drink) this weekend that will either warm you up, let you pretend it’s still summer, or make it so that you simply don’t care.

And it all begins with…

Family Dinners At Hungry Pigeon–Scott Schroeder and his crew are just starting a series of meticulously crafted, comfort food meals served family-style for their friends and neighbors, and the very first one is available right now: a full lasagna dinner for groups of 4 to 14.

Brunch At Bar Bombon–Chef Justin Petruce has just taken over as the new culinary director for Marquis & Co., the restaurant group that includes HipCityVeg, Charlie was a sinner and Bar Bombon, to which he has already turned his talents. The new brunch menu is short, tight, vegan and includes pancakes. Who doesn’t love pancakes?

Or Maybe A Non-Vegan Brunch (With Truffles)–DiBruno Bros. is wrapping up its week-long Truffle Mania event with a killer truffle brunch at the Rittenhouse location. Multiple options, lots of truffles, a BYO bloody mary bar? You should check it out. Just remember to brush your teeth after.

But Maybe You Just Need A Few Beers–If so, there’s the new Flying Fish Crafthouse in Brewerytown, with Bar Rescue host (and Philly native) Brian Duffy partnering up with the Flying Fish guys for a joint with lots of taps, 191 seats and a menu of burgers, sandwiches and “Duffified” chicken wings (that’s his word, not mine).

Or We Can All Just Go Out For Ice Cream–Want to really show winter how little you care? Weckerley’s Ice Cream is opening their first storefront shop on Friday. They’re throwing a party with beer, snacks, cheese and, of course, ice cream. I don’t care how cold it’s supposed to be tomorrow, a double scoop of freshly made lemongrass cherry ice cream still sounds awesome.