Sunday, February 10, 2008
Veg Out: Honey's Sit N Eat
I blame Honey's for founding the Brunch Hype of Philadelphia. While stuffed french toast was earning a reputation at Sabrina's in Queen Village, it was still a do-able spot on Sundays. Everybody else was content with predictable egg-y breakfasts at diners and street carts. I don't think we understood the science of brunching until those homestyle Tex-Jew plates were sent out laden with biscuits and trailed by glasses of fresh juice in a ghetto above Spring Garden. This was perpetrated by a mass exodus of peoples who fled to Northern Liberties. They slept late and demanded food that looked pretty and had little to do with Philadelphia. A neighborhood and a weekend trend was set firmly in place.
Every time I revisit Honey's, I wait in purgatory for a table or hope to snipe a counter seat. I also end up trying something different and not regretting a thing. Among the many veg decisions to be made, I was curious about the tofu rancheros, a compromise on huevos that is reached with tofu scramble and drizzled with guac and tofu sour cream. I added a side of veggie sausage patties, mostly because they taste best when someone else makes them and there's no way around that.
Honey's, 800 N. 4th St., 215-925-1150