Friday, January 26, 2007
I've eaten all over Northern Liberties. It's a neighborhood with a lot of buzz talk about food, and I'd heard about Honey's Sit n' Eat for a decent amount of time. You can read the comments from the No. Libs community bulletin board via this link. So, the first time I went to Honey's was this fall, and I had the most amazing breakfast quesadilla I've ever had. Ever.
The tortilla was twice as thick as a regular one, was crispy from the grill but not burnt, and contained soft scrambled eggs, ham and cheese, topped with avacado cream. I just went again this morning, and had to order it again, it was just that good. That and I forgot to take a photo when I ordered it originally, and I needed one for this post. They put fresh pico de gallo on the side along with spicy refried beans. The beans are made with both black and pinto beans, as well as corn and spices.
My dining buddy had the breakfast burrito, stuffed with scrambled eggs, some of the same spicy refried beans and cheese. It was huge!
On a different visit, I had an omelet special. Raw milk white cheddar cheese, ham, and anjou pear, with rye toast and a potato latke on the side. The latkes are excellent, not the traditional round pancake but a nice fried triangle of potato goodness.
My friend Healey also had an omelet, but built her own with spinach, scallions and cheese. She also opted for the warm biscuit and enjoyed it quite a bit.
Honey's can get very busy. Often, there is a line around the corner for weekend brunch. I don't completely understand this phenomenon. I mean Honey's is good, but I wouldn't say it's any better than North 3rd or A Full Plate for brunch. And compared to some of the other great places in No. Libs to eat, the service at Honey's can be lacking. While there seemed to be about 5 or 6 people working, it took us about 15 minutes to get coffee this morning, while tables that were seated after us had already ordered and were on a 2nd cup.
Honey's Sit 'n Eat
800 N 4th St,
(4th and Brown)
Tue-Sun 8am - 4pm
* Check out the menu here.
But now also open for dinner!