Johnny Brenda’s Goes Pennsylvania Dutch for Sunday Brunch
This past summer, Johnny Brenda’s current chef Adam Diltz announced he’d be opening his own Mid-Atlantic/Pennsylvania regional BYOB, Elwood, in Fishtown, across from the Fillmore on Frankford Avenue. On that front, progress has been slow, but he’s still pushing for a 2017 opening, by hook or by crook. And this Sunday, February 5th 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., he’s decided to give you a little taste of what’s to come with a Pennsylvania Dutch Brunch.
In addition to the usual JB brunch offerings, Diltz will be running PA Dutch-inspired specials e.g., chicken and waffles, buckwheat pancakes with
smoked beef sausage, and for the adventurous, stuffed pig’s stomach and homemade scrapple to soak up all of Saturday night’s debauchery. But what makes this brunch especially worthwhile is Dr. William Woys Weaver, a Pennsylvania Dutch food historian and seed-collector-extraordinaire whose latest book, Dutch Treats, is all about Shoofly Cake, New Year’s Pretzels, and OG Snickerdoodles. Weaver will be on hand signing books, talking shop, and answering questions. Make sure to opt in for the $7 dessert plate, which includes seven desserts from Weaver’s book.