Bainbridge Green Brunch Festival
This past weekend, we stopped by to witness the first annual Bainbridge Green Brunch Festival, a fundraiser to raise money and awareness in support of Bainbridge Green. Presented by The Friends of Bainbridge Green and South Street Headhouse District, we were glad to enjoy an entire festival dedicated to a meal we love so much. Crowds gathered along Bainbridge Street, between 3rd & 4th Streets, with tickets in hand redeemable for coffee, brunch cocktails, and food.
We could not wait to see what was being prepared for this event, considering some of the top chefs from around Philadelphia would be cooking up delicious brunch fare. Southwark‘s Chris D’Ambro was serving a delicious Potato and Egg Torta (gluten-free), and Good King Tavern offered another gluten-free option with their Mint Cured Salmon. Sabrina’s Cafe was no doubt serving up their Signature Stuffed French Toast and Pumpkin French Toast being cooked to order.
From Ela, Chef Jason Chiconski had prepared Biscuits with Sausage Gravy, Kanella had a Haloumi Roll with Labneh Greek Yogurt on the side, Jeremy Nolen from Whetstone offered Mini Pancakes, Scott Schroede from Hungry Pigeon had Biscuits, South Street Bagels offered Bagels with Cream cheese and Plenty Cafe had a New Orleans Crostini Sandwich and Little Bird Bakery presented Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns for dessert.
Stateside Distilling and 13th Street Cocktails were mixing up brunch cocktails like Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Ox Coffee poured lots of coffee from their new signature line of micro roasted coffees to parents who brought along their littlest ones for pumpkin painting by Painting with a Twist and Greensgrow Farms. Local favorite Sweetbriar Rose filled the air with music.
The Friends of Bainbridge Green is a group of neighbors and businesses committed to adding 20,000 square feet of new park space in Queen Village, for a positive social and economic impact to our community and to our city. Bainbridge Green is the thread going through the fabric of our neighborhood, linking the commercial districts of South Street and historic Fabric Row, to the neighborhoods of Queen Village, Society Hill, Bella Vista, and Wash West.
Within a 5 block radius, Bainbridge Green includes 30,000 residents and over 100 businesses, all of whom would benefit from reimagining BG. Proceeds will go towards improvements to the green, setting up regular programming, and creating design plans. Our mission is to make Bainbridge Green Philadelphia’s next great public space; one that supports local businesses, and creates community through thoughtful programming. To learn more go to www.bainbridgegreenpark.org