Urban Village Brewing Company, the new craft beer-and-pizza joint in Northern Liberties’ Piazza at Schmidt’s, is making a scrapple pizza this week only. Chef Chris Davis is whipping up the breakfast-y pie to coincide with the release of Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History. Author Amy Strauss will be at Urban Village talking about Philly’s favorite breakfast side on Thursday, October 19, from 5-7 p.m.
Strauss, a local food writer who comes from Pennsylvania Dutch stock, writes about the origins of scrapple in the book, starting with the German settlers who were looking for a way to avoid waste (yum). Davis will serve the scrapple pizza during the Urban Village stop of the book tour, and then keep it on the menu through the weekend. He’s making the scrapple from scratch and putting it on a white pie along with pickled cabbage and Honeycrisp apples. The pizza is going for $16, or half-price during the restaurant’s 5-7 p.m. happy hour.
Urban Village isn’t the only Northern Liberties pizza shop to stock scrapple. Rustica at 2nd and Poplar, which has been serving the neighborhood since 2001, makes a white pie with scrapple, a sunny side up egg, and Sriracha ketchup.