This past Saturday I met my friend Maddie in Kensington and we went on a tour of the Philadelphia Brewing Company. The staff was incredibly friendly, the entire tour was free (we taste-tested two seasonals and three of their standard offerings) and it was highly informative. I got the sense from our guide that the employees are invested in both the beer they brew (and making that beer the best-tasting brew possible) and the company they work for. I love hearing people talk about their passions and, from listening to the staff, I could tell they love what they do.
After our trip to the brewery, we decided to poke around Fishtown and take a walk through Northern Liberties to check out our lunch options. We eventually decided on Dos Segundos Cantina for brunch. We sat outside in the sunshine--it was a perfect day to catch up and to peoplewatch (and dog watch... there were at least 4 adorable dogs that paraded past).
My friend is a vegetarian, and luckily they have numerous vegetarian and vegan options. She ordered the huevos a la Mexicana (eggs scrambled with jalapeno, red onion, tomato and cilantro served with black beans, Mexican rice and tortillas)
I was in the mood for something sweet [surprise!] and ordered the torrejas - doughy french toast (made from the same dough as sopapillas, only fried once instead of twice) smothered in a cinnamon citrus brown sugar reduction and then topped with mixed fresh berries and whipped cream. oh my word.
The next time I check out Dos Segundos for brunch, I'll be sure to try one of their mimosas - they have everything from blood orange to passion fruit, pricky pear, pineapple, guava, raspberry and traditional orange.
To check out the PBC tour (or to find out more about the company and their delicious beer offerings), visit their website or stop by on Saturday for a tour (tours run between noon and 3pm on Saturdays)!
2423-39 Amber St.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 427-BREW (2739)
if you're craving Mexican, check out Dos Segundos:
931 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123-2326