Brunch with a view...

  • October 13, 2013 · 11:30 AM
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Join me for brunch at the Hickory Lane American Bistro!  I know it's almost Halloween, but don't let the view of the Eastern State Penitentiary scare you. 

Thanks to my fellow Epicurean for the recommendation!   The three brunch menus (Sweet, Savory & Lunch) look yummy.  Check out the link below. 

http://philadelphia.menupages.com/restaurants/hickory-lane/menu 

What Craig LaBan had to say about Hickory Lane:

"...Good, plump mussels came steamed in a classic garlicky brew of fennel, wine, and butter. The chef’s salad of peppery arugula greens was topped with a hearty shred of good saucisson sec, house-roasted turkey, and tangy, firm cheese.... Perfectly seared scallops came medium rare over silky turnip puree and diced squash, which offered nice textural contrast. Oysters fried in a micro-thin cornmeal crust were perched atop a deceptively spicy rémoulade...  the gazpacho, perfectly tanged with sherry vinegar and well-infused herbs, despite the fact that it was completely out of season. When this kitchen’s in its zone, though, presenting simple bistro dishes with quality ingredients, smart accents, and solid technique, it is hard not to see the appeal. A beautifully seasoned pork tenderloin came over super-silky sweet potato puree and swiss chard ringed with a honeyed citrus caramel and garlic oil blushing red with paprika. Seared king salmon was paired with creamy polenta and crackly leaves of aromatic fried oregano. A roasted breast of wing-on chicken, the ultimate neighborhood bistro dish, had tawny crisped skin and a full juicy savor, with creamy Yukon potato puree flecked with green garlic butter. The NY strip, meanwhile, was exceptionally tender and flavorful, basted with herby maître d’butter and rich red wine jus....The power of his patty is simply the best reason to visit Hickory Lane."


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Waited 15 minutes at the restaurant and left (no one was there). If you had called the restaurant, I would have waited.

    October 13, 2013

    • Tia

      Hi Kathy, I'm not sure how we missed each other but I'm sorry we were not able to connect. Brunch was pretty good. Thanks for the recommendation. I hope to see you when your schedule permits.

      October 13, 2013

  • Tia

    I'm parking now. Will be there in a few minutes.

    October 13, 2013

  • sharon c

    I have to cancel. I am dog sitting and the dog delivery is around 11 that day due to plane schedules. See you soon

    October 10, 2013

    • Tia

      Hi Sharon, thanks for letting me know. We'll see you next time!

      October 13, 2013

  • Linda F.

    Sorry Tia made other plans that day. Thanks have fun

    October 11, 2013

    • Tia

      Hi Linda, thanks for letting me know. We'll see you next time!

      October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pardon, I thought I removed myself from the wait list. I am unable to attend.

    October 12, 2013

    • Tia

      Hi Latrice, thanks for letting me know. We'll see you next time!

      October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tia, had to change RSVP. See you another time.

    October 1, 2013

    • Tia

      Thanks for letting me know. We'll see you the next time!

      October 2, 2013

  • Marie

    Getting ready for the POST Studio tours. all are welcome OCTOBER 5TH AND 6TH. it will be at my studio and home. ITS FROM 12 N00N TO 6PM BOTH DAYS. Ill be showing lots of my art work. The address is 2540 SOUTH 9TH street One block north of OREGON ave. THIS IS A CITY WIDE EVENT FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED ARTISTS. hOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Tia

      Hi Marie, Thanks for letting us know. I'll definitely try to stop by and check out the art! Best Wishes

      September 25, 2013

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