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Society Hill Society

kasiav | | Jul 15, 2014 01:58 PM

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.

We had:

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.

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