Queen Village has been patiently waiting for its new cafe, Hungry Pigeon, to open at 743 South 4th Street since news broke about its conception back in January 2015. And like A Mano did last week, Hungry Pigeon opened its doors on Sunday, unannounced, with just a sign on the door encouraging neighbors to join them for dinner.
Dinner is now live at the restaurant, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. on weekdays, and till 11 p.m. on weekends. Look for breakfast to start on Monday, January 18 at 7 a.m. As mentioned before, chef-owners Scott Schroeder and Pat O'Malley are keeping it real at Hungry Pigeon, the selections familiar and comfortable, but involved. In true Schroeder-fashion, local farms will be deployed all over the menu, from their namesake menu item, local pigeon from Tom Culton's farm, to pot roast with Rineer Family Farms 100% grass-fed beef. Look for Balthazaar-trained O'Malley's touches on the Pigeon's dessert menu with a tart normande, pavlova, and an all-American One Hundred Dollar Chocolate Cake (served with a tall glass of Lancaster's Maplehofe milk).
Fred Schaefer (American Sardine Bar) heads the bar, serving drinks till 11 p.m. on weekdays, and midnight on weekends. Six taps pour craft beer, one of them dedicated to Forest & Main, alongside ten brews by the bottle and can. Schroeder is especially excited about the Pigeon's natural wine selection, packaged by David McDuff of Bowler Wines: four from the tap, eight by the glass/bottle, and three $71-$80 options strictly by the bottle. Check out the menus below, and stay tuned for the breakfast menu coming soon.