Spent last weekend in Philly. Not super adventurous food wise, but still a great time.
On Saturday morning, we visited the Italian Market, in South Philly.
One of my lovely travel companions: That’s quite a bit of cheese. Most of the Italian groceries smelled very cheesy.
We hit up Isgro’s for some pre-brunch cannoli. Yes, we pregame brunch. Mighty tasty.
It was crazy windy in Phila on Saturday morning and many of the vendors were having problems keeping their produce and stands from toppling over.
Sabrina’s was the choice for brunch. The wait was lengthy (maybe 45 mins?) but we took that time to wander the area some more. We were eventually seated in the cheery room to the right of the main entrance. The menu covered all bases and branched out without being overly intimidating. An apple and cheddar omelet caught my eye but I ended up settling on a short stack of whole wheat pancakes with strawberries. I was craving something a bit lighter. My dining companions ordered an egg white fritatta and some type of omelet. The portions were HUGE.
My pancakes were tasty – the strawberries were in the batter, which was a bit odd to me. I was expecting the tartness of fresh berries and this application led them to taste more ‘jammy’. I nibbled at both the fritatta and the omelet as well. They were cooked perfectly and the fillings/add ins were quality and plentiful. The toast and home fries accompanying the egg dishes were yummy.
The price point was a touch higher than a P-burgh breakfast joint ($9-$12 for a dish) but the quality was also pretty high. And to be fair, the table could have easily split two brunches between three people.
If I return, I will be looking into the stuffed caramelized french toast. I saw it heading to several tables and it looked really good.
The rest of the weekend was spent shopping in the Rittenhouse area, having Whole Foods take-out for dinner, trying to hunt down candy cigarettes, and partying the night away in Old City (Mad River and Plow were faves). Throwback to the college days for sure.