Sunday, June 10, 2007
Met up with Healey and company for brunch at Johnny Brenda's last weekend. Northern Liberties was bustling with the craft fair, so we hit Fishtown for a little sustenance before heading to Liberties Walk for the Art Star Craft Bazaar.
The menu changes often, so they don't bother with printed copies. Instead, a single chalkboard holds the days offerings. Brunchie items include omelets made with a variety of ingredients. I ordered my omelet with spinach, mushrooms and goat cheese. It was delicious, but all my photographs were ugly. Johnny Brenda's is poorly lit, which adds to it's appeal for a drink or a concert, but it's bad for food blogging. My omelet came with toast, home fries and an orange slice. The toast was warm and they didn't put butter all over it, which is nice. The home fries were done in the oven with carmelized onions and were tasty but not crispy. I had a water with brunch because the night before I enjoyed a good deal of red wine at the concert in Liberty Lands park. But my dining companions enjoyed beers and a Bloody Mary made with green salsa.
The only food picture that turned out remotely well was of the Huevos Rancheros. I didn't try any, but it looked delicious, though oddly served with a piece of french bread alongside. We couldn't figure out why. The friend who ate this said the eggs were perfect, the tortillas were crisp and fresh, but the beans needed a bit of salt and seasonings.
1201 N. Frankford Avenue
Corner of Frankford and Girard
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Full menu available 7 days from 11am-1am, with Brunch on Saturday and Sunday