Plus: The Dutch’s new digs (and dinner menu!), two No Libs openings, a zeppole pop-up, and extra
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Happy Monday, everybody, and welcome to the Foobooz Weekly News Round Up. I’ve simply bought just a few fast issues for you this morning — most of which must do with donuts, oddly — so let’s kick issues off with an replace from probably the most notable pushers of donuts in Philly, the kings and queens of the fried dough scene, CookNSolo.
FedNuts and Goldie Have an Announcement to Make …
Here’s some huge information for all of you donut, fried rooster and milkshake aficionados on the market.
Both Federal Donuts and Goldie — two of probably the most impressively centered properties within the CookNSolo steady — now have shiny new flagship places able to brighten your day and wreck your food plan. They’re side-by-side on Sansom Street, on the bottom ground of The Harper, and by the point you learn this, each of them might be up and operating.
Goldie bought the lights turned on first, opening final Thursday at 1911 Sansom. FedNuts follows right this moment at 1909. Both spots are MUCH bigger than their predecessors, clocking in round 1500 sq. toes every. Goldie can seat 22 on the counter and can proceed the custom of providing falafel, fries and tehina milkshakes which can be so good you’ll by no means have a look at a standard milkshake the identical method once more. FedNuts has 26 counter seats, schoolhouse desks and eating tables on the ground, and a roll-up storage door in entrance in anticipation of hotter climate, consuming fried rooster within the solar and Center City people-watching. Both spots are proper across the nook from one other CookNSolo operation, Okay’Far. Oh, and the perfect factor concerning the new FedNuts? It’s bought a window into the kitchen so you possibly can watch the donut robotic work.
Yes, I mentioned donut robotic. I’m a sucker for meals robots. I discover them endlessly fascinating.
Goldie is open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Federal Donuts is open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Both are doing every day service and each are up and operating proper now, so go get some fried rooster, donuts and a milkshake. You’re superior. You deserve it.
Let’s Do Brunch (and Also Dinner)
So everyone knows about The Dutch’s plans to shut up store at 4th and Cross and transfer to the previous house of Lee Styer’s Fond, proper? I’ve talked about it fairly a bit on this column, and we’ve been kinda counting down the times till the changeover.
Well, it’s now official. The Dutch is open at 1537 South eleventh Street within the East Passyunk neighborhood, in Fond’s previous location, they usually’re again to doing all of the stuff that The Dutch was recognized for — banana pancakes, scallion waffles with creamed chipped beef (that are SO good), ring bologna eggs benny and large Dutch infants, each savory and candy.
But wait, there’s extra.
It seems to be like The Dutch — at all times only a spot for breakfast and lunch — is now including on a dinner service as properly. Not YET, however quickly. Right now, the hours are Wednesday by way of Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. But beginning on March sixteenth, Styer and his chef, Kevin Watters, might be extending the hours to 9 p.m. (with a break between companies on the weekends) and including a full dinner service and cocktail program.
Styer is even bringing again a bit of little bit of Fond’s vibe with some French-inflected dishes to stability out the choices. So there’ll be rooster liver mousse, salad Lyonnaise, roasted mushroom soup and Fond’s pork stomach over olive oil potatoes with chimichurri to go together with the cheesesteak tater tots, double cheeseburgers, fish and chips and Dutch-style fried rooster and waffles with dippy eggs.
There’s even a diffusion of The Dutch’s breakfast stuff on the dinner menu (which I kinda love), so in case you’re after a night-time Dutch child or some fruited pancakes, it will undoubtedly be your jam.
The new dinner service will begin on Wednesday, March sixteenth. Start making your plans now.
Here’s some extra donut information: Cicala is doing a zeppole pop-up store on Saturday, March nineteenth, to rejoice each St. Joseph’s Day and Angela Cicala’s nomination as a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
It’s an order-in-advance form of deal (which you are able to do proper right here), with a pick-up at Cicala (699 North Broad Street) between 10:30 a.m. and a couple of p.m. You can get yours full of cannoli cream, Nutella ricotta, vanilla pastry cream or lemon pastry cream.
Northern Liberties Restaurant Week is scheduled to run from Friday, April 1st, to Sunday, April tenth. They’ve bought greater than 20 of the perfect eating places within the neighborhood doing $10-$15 lunches and dinners at both $25 or $35. You can take a look at the listing of eating places (and make your reservations) proper right here.
Also, we’ve bought two new openings in NoLibs, each on North 2nd Street: The Shake (a New Orleans-style seafood joint) and Pera (Turkish meals that appears wonderful). I don’t have lots of particulars but, however if you wish to make your self hungry, take a look at Pera’s Instagram. Seriously.
Pera seems to be in soft-open proper now. The Shake remains to be preparing. But I’ll have extra particulars on each quickly.
Finally this week, Kraftwork in Fishtown has a brand new chef and a brand new menu that simply rolled out.
The new blood on the road is David Green, a 20-year trade veteran. And his new board has a bit of little bit of all the things — from grilled pear salad and braised quick rib to cheesesteak egg rolls, crab fries, birria tacos and Side Project Jerky jerk rooster wings finished in collaboration with native jerky entrepreneur (jerkpreneur?) Marcos Espinosa. There’ll be half-price burgers on Mondays, $1 tacos on Tuesdays, faucet takeovers on the bar and an infinite ravioli deal — which is one thing I don’t assume I’ve seen earlier than.
Kraftwork is open nightly, and does brunch on the weekends. So cease in and take a look at the brand new man in case you’re within the neighborhood.