Thursday, March 27, 2014

#29: Farmicia

Breakfast or Lunch? The age old brunch dilemma. If you like to go to brunch, you know the indecisiveness we struggled with a few weekends ago at Farmicia. I brought my sister, Regan, and my cousin, Leah, who were apartment hunting in the area, as well as our friend Kenny. It's safe to say that we each changed our minds 3 separate times before we ordered.

If you're looking for the perfect brunch spot in Society Hill or Old City, Farmicia is the place to be. I came in to Farmicia having been here before, about 3 years ago. Didn't really remember too much so I was excited to refresh my memory. Well, I shouldn't say excited because I had been just coming off a stomach flu and I wasn't sure how I would react to eating my first full meal in 2 days. Imagine being starved, but also trying to be conscious of what to put in your body, while staring at a comprehensive and delicious brunch menu. Not fun.

I felt that the best option for me was to order the BLT. Not what I would ever order when there is any sort of eggs benedict or hacienda eggs on the menu, but thought it might be the best option for my body. It was still a great choice, two layers of B, L, & T with a delicious side of fries.

Regan went with the grilled goat cheese on sourdough bread. It was basically a gloried grilled cheese with pesto. It looks a bit sad, but I assure you, it tasted delicious.

Leah, never having tried Hollandaise (how do you avoid Hollandaise for 24 years?!) was adventurous and ordered the Jumbo Lump Crab Omelette with fresh tomatoes, sauteed spinach, & mushrooms, topped with Hollandaise. Halfway through the meal she said "I don't think I like Hollandaise." At least she knows.

Finally, last but not least, Kenny ordered the basic two eggs, bread, and scrapple (boring). He had a major, major issue with his scrapple. We are still not sure if it was the shape that freaked him out or the slightly pink center, but either way he sent it back to be cooked longer.

I thoroughly enjoyed my second trip to Farmicia. My top 5 reasons to recommend Farmicia are:

  1. Reservations can be made for brunch via OpenTable
  2. A long list of menu options
  3. Happy Hour from 11AM-2PM
  4. The rustic, comfortable atmosphere (see cute apples & silverware on the table below.)
  5. Reasonably priced brunch- $89 for 4 people! And thanks to my handy gift card and nice friends, I didn't have to pay a cent and they only had to pay $13 each. 

And I will leave you with this face to remember my visit to Farmicia...

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