Society Hill Society
Finally got around to checking out Society Hill Society on Headhouse Square - had a really nice meal. Originally I was a little skeptical (could the name be more lame?) but our two cocktails were interesting and perfectly balanced, the complementary pretzel bread was delicious, and the meal satisfying. Nice to have a place like this so close, they seem to be doing really well.
jin jawn - gin, tincture of herbs (tarragon, chive, and maybe parsley?), lemon, cane sugar. this drink was sweet with a touch of savory from the herbs, nothing too overpowering, really refreshing
Mind killer - gin, lemon, amaro abano, spiced wine syrup, olive oil, egg white. This was cool - the egg white was whipped and was a foam topper to the drink rather than mixed in like a flip. It was also lightly blow torched and had a meringue/smore quality to it. I was worried the drink would taste too much like spiced wine, but it was far more nuanced
pierogies - truffle, onion jam, creme fraiche - tasty small appetizer of 4 tiny dumplings. Good but kind of pricey at $9.
boneless pork rib sandwich - saurkraut, pickle, mustard - this was a very mustard heavy which kind of turned me off. It was fine, but nothing special.
diver scallops with corn cakes - with fresh peas and baby carrots. This was a great seasonal dish, tasted great and was simple but not boring.
For 2 people the 2 bar dishes and one main was the right amount of food - definitely interested in going back.
How was your service? We went for brunch a few months ago and despite getting seated immediately, we sat for a long time without a server, despite being within view of the other server and the bartender. Overall, while the food was good, we found the service just couldn't get it together.
Also, I really just want that place to have a great craft beer selection on tap and I think they have one tap of Carlsberg or something.
re: Hungryin theBurbs
Perhaps more recently, since it was a morning we hit the Headhouse Market. I know someone who was involved with the development, so I remember wanting to try it after hearing it had opened, but know it definitely wasn't on or near the first weekend. I had similar reports from that person, which is why I asked about others experiences. I'm glad to hear that things have improved.
Edited to add that I went back to look and it was June 3rd. I guess June felt like 2 months to me.
According to the Inquirer's Food Section this morning, this establishment has now closed. And none of the involved parties is talking.