I had an opportunity to go to a Philly Food & Drink Blogger meet-up at Supper restaurant in Philadelphia. I go grocery shopping right across the street, so I’m always in that area, but I have never eaten there. So when I heard where the meet-up was going to be, not only was I excited to meet some fellow bloggers in my area, but I was so excited to try this restaurant out.
It was at Noon on a Saturday, so we got try some dishes off of their brunch menu. I absolutely love brunch. It’s the best of both worlds: Breakfast and Lunch! There were passed trays of mini-Supper Burgers, mini-Supper Dogs, Dock Street Pancakes, Red Velvet Waffles and Dixie Biscuits. Everything was out of this world. I was so happy that I could try smaller portions of each dish.
The first dish that I indulged in was the Dixie Biscuit. It is two scrambled eggs, country ham and pimento cheese on cathead biscuit. If you order this sandwich at the restaurant, you also get grits and pickles with it, as seen in the picture.
The Dixie Biscuit was so full of flavor. When I heard there was pimento cheese on it, I was a little nervous since I’m not into pimentos. I had a bad experience when I was younger when my Grandmother would make me a sandwich made with pimento loaf. But I could not taste the pimento in this dish, so I was very happy about that. The Biscuit was excellent. I thought there was a bit too much cheese on it, but I dealt with it because, well, I LOVE me some cheese!
Next up was the Red Velvet Waffles. They had a sweet cream cheese mousse, toasted pecans and bourbon cherries on them.
I was kind of nervous to try this dish. We all know I’m a cake lover, but for some odd reason I do not care for Red Velvet cake or cupcakes at all. I honestly don’t know why, but I don’t. The first time I had a Red Velvet Cupcake was at a taping of Guy Fieri’s show “Guy Off the Hook” at Chelsea Market. They served us lunch and the dessert was a red velvet cupcake. I didn’t like it. At all. A couple of months later I tried one again just in case it was just that specific recipe, but nope. Didn’t like it. Again. So I now just accept the fact that I don’t like it. That’s more for everyone else, right?
But I said to myself that I was going to try the waffles because who knows, maybe I’d like it. And I honestly thought they were very good. They didn’t taste all that red velvety to me, which was a good thing. I really enjoyed the sweet cream mousse – this was a fabulous touch to the dish. And the bourbon cherries?! YES PLEASE! They were so plump and flavorful, and it left me wanting more. The only thing I was “eh” about was the syrup – it was molasses based and was a bit too strong in my opinion. If it wasn’t so potent it would be much better.
Batting third was the Supper Burger with caramelized onions, smoked bacon, roasted tomato and gruyere, served with housemade pickles and duck fat fingerlings. I think this was the least impressive dish that I ate. I’m kind of picky about my burgers, so maybe that’s why. I need my burger to be well done, and this was a bit on the pink side. I also didn’t care much for the roasted tomato. I did enjoy the caramelized onions – they had a very good flavor to them. I would have been completely happy with just the smoked bacon and gruyere on it.
I did not try the Dock Street Pancakes – but they looked pretty good! Their menu says that they have caramelized bananas, vanilla suds and crushed pretzels. This one was topped with candied apples, vanilla suds and house-made cracker jacks. Maybe they did a special version for the Phillies since they opened their season this weekend! GO PHILLIES!
Last but definitely not least, I tried the Supper Dog. It is their famous housemade 100% pork shoulder dog, bacon wrapped and deep fried, with kraut, barbecued onions and beer mustard on a housebaked bun, w/ buttermilk fried pickles. We were standing around chatting when the server brought the tray over, so I had to stand up and eat it. Keep in mind mine was a smaller version of this, but it was still a bit difficult to eat standing up. So I had to eat this by deconstructing it so that nothing fell on the floor. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was. I LOVE LOVE LOVE bacon, so it was good right off the bat because of the bacon. The roll was nice and toasty. I don’t care for sauerkraut, so I could have done without that. It was easy enough to take off though. I was a huge fan of the barbecued onion! It was the perfect addition to the bread when I had to eat that separately. I didn’t get to try the deep fried pickles, but I can bet that they were fabulous!
I’m so glad that I had a chance to check out Supper. It definitely has me curious about other items on their menu. One that especially caught my eye was the Pumpkin Pie French Toast with broken pie crust, spiced sour cream and candied pumpkin. So you can bet that I’ll be going back there to try that out.
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