March 10, 2010
With spring in the air, it’s time to shake up old routines and mix in the new and exciting. Based on its nutritional and social value, brunch should be no exception. So, if you’re in the market for entertainment to go along with your impeccably-cooked challah French toast, then look no further than Carman’s Country Kitchen in South Philadelphia.
With four to five unique seasonal options, owner and cook Carman keeps her menu simple, and it works. The Kitchen generally includes one pancake, one French toast, one omelette and one fish option, with suggested sides to go along if you’d like.
Based on the decor, however, you would be hard-pressed to call Carman a minimalist. Its colorful and kitschy decor both inside and out are as energetic as the servers themselves, and definitely will not be found anywhere else in the city. It seems like they’ve managed to fit everything but the kitchen sink into the decorating of the 1-room, corner locale.
Carman’s Kitchen is daring for sure (her menu’s even been home to a side of turtle before). But with all the sweet fruit toppings and the bacon (oh, the bacon!), it’s hard for a glutton to pass up this mealtime opportunity.
Carman’s Country Kitchen
1301 S. 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148