Sunday, March 9, 2014

Honey's Sit n' Eat: South Street Review

One of the more anticipated openings last year was Honey's Sit n Eat's new outpost in the Graduate Hospital area. After taking the NoLibs area by storm, it's no surprise that another location was quickly opened on South Street. Who can say no to another entry into the great brunch options in Philly.

Unfortunately due to all of the interest, expect to wait at least an hour on most weekends. Though not exactly a reservation, Sabrina's will take your name over the phone. Honey's Sit n Eat does no such thing - womp womp.

After around 1PM though, the lines will break up and tables become more available. So perhaps the best thing to do is to simply sleep in!

Once you do get a table, the sense of anticipation is heightened as the smell of breakfast fills the air. The condiment caddy is filled with all the requisite toppers and includes a jar of homemade marmalade. 

FYI - if you're in the mood for soda, it's all canned here. No fountain soda or free refills to be had.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup [$2.50]

We started the meal with the soup special for the day. The broccoli soup was freshly made with cream. The cheddar strands added some sharpness to each bite. Certainly a refreshing start to the morning.

Fried Tilapia Sandwich [$11]
Onion rings, raw onion, lettuce, tomato, spicy Russian dressing, brioche bun

The GF went with the fried tilapia sandwich. The sweet sesame brioche was nice and offered a pillowy capsule for the meaty fish. However, the fish was a bit bland and not incredibly crispy. The dressing could have used a bit more punch to it too.

Toad in a Hole [$8]
Hollandaise soaked challah, poached egg, habanero jack cheese, truffle oil 

I went with the toad in the hole, which was nicely cheesy and creamy. The truffle oil wasn't overpowering, which was appreciated and the egg was runny, though slightly over.

The slight spiciness of the jack cheese helped to break up the weight of each bite. The slightly vinegary watercress was also a nice counterbalance to the richness of the toad in the hole. 

Homemade Local Pork 'Honey Dean' Sausage [$3.50]

I also had to try the homemade sausage which was, as advertised, sweet and flavorful. Still, I don't think the small disc of pork equates to $3.50.

Potato Latke [$2.50]
Cheddar, onion

Anytime latkes are on the menu, I'll usually order it. This was great - creamy, cheesy, and slightly spicy. The crispy exterior offered great texture. 

Overall, Honey's Sit n Eat offers another great addition to the bevy of brunch BYO options in Philly. Still, considering I live in the Fairmount area, Sabrina's will probably continue to be my go to spot for all things brunch. But if you're ever in the South Rittenhouse area, do pop in to Honey's Sit n Eat for the toad in the hole and the latkes!  

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