I had the pleasure of attending a soft opening earlier this week with a fellow writer from The Hill is Home, and I am already excited to go back. This new restaurant was opened by the folks who brought us Matchbox who have strayed away from pizza and created a place that makes you think of an early 1920’s Prohibition Era coffee and ice cream parlor…but with a very extensive bar that serves up some very creative specialty drinks (the Jesse Clark, with chamomile infused scotch, orange marmalade and chocolate bitters was quite tasty), amazing milkshakes, homemade pastries, and a menu of comfort food that is sure to please. The decor is all salvaged from the old Philadelphia Convention Center, giving the restaurant a retro and grand look that is more than welcoming from the outside and in.
The menu reminded me of an upscale diner, serving things such as meatloaf, spaghetti and meatballs, sandwiches, chili, and a wide range of breakfast items. Ooh and the milkshakes. Samples of these were available at last week’s Taste of 8th event and were delicious. Along with traditional flavors, there is also an “adult” selection of spiked milkshakes that are dangerously tempting.
On to the important section of the menu: the breakfast menu, which is available all day long. Continue reading