Friday Night Dinner: Square Pie
A gray, rainy Friday the Thirteenth in springtime is downright mean. We should be drinking in beer gardens by now! Soothe yourself with a fudgey, thick pizza from Square Pie. Eat in, or take out so you can enjoy yours while binge-watching something in your pjs.
Saturday Strolling: Metropolitan Cafe
Between the Rittenhouse Farmer's Market and the Fine Craft Fair happening this weekend, Parc is sure to be a zoo. Instead, stop in to Metropolitan Cafe for simple, handmade breakfasts and lunches like soups, salads, and pot pies. Excellent people-watching in the window seating and you can always grab a sweet and a coffee to take for a stroll.
Saturday Night Out: South
If this whole partly-sunny with spots of rain thing holds throughout the weekend you're going to seed some Southern comfort by tomorrow night. Chef Paul Martin's menu at South if full of appealing flavors: hush puppies with honey butter; Carolina shrimp and grits; and Berkshire pork with spoon bread, collard greens, and sorghum mustard. It also certainly doesn't hurt that an acclaimed trumpet player is taking the stage tonight and tomorrow.
Sunday Brunch: Brick & Mortar
This Sunday is Rosé All Day at Brick and Mortar, so expect a brunch party from 1:00 until 5:00 with six selections of rosé for $5 per glass. In addition, they're debuting their new brunch donut burger — only a dozen of which are available each week — and it's hard to imagine a better combo.
Sunday Supper: Jansen
If you're in need of a belated Mother's Day celebration, take your mom to the Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival this Sunday, and then for an early dinner at the brand-new Jansen. A sunny interior flooded with natural light, plus an opening menu full of classic presentations like seared scallops with cauliflower puree, a springy pasta dish, and a duet of pork with crispy spätzle bring a welcome touch of white-tablecloth service to Mount Airy.