Perhaps the rooster crowed too early for Center City.
Three months in, the owners of Rooster Soup Company have cut out weekday breakfast as they modify dinner offerings at the subterranean luncheonette at 1526 Sansom St., which last week was awarded a spot on GQ magazine's list of best new restaurants in America.
Effective April 24, Rooster opens for weekday lunch at 11 a.m. with an all-day menu. (Quick observations: The Yemenite pot pie is gone, but the bacon-latke-tomato sandwich remains. And those seeking vegan options still have only a soup and a salad - better to head upstairs to Goldie, the new falafel shop.)
Happy hour runs 5 to 7 p.m. at the bar with $3 beer, $6 cocktails, $6 wines, and $4 meatballs in a bacon, tomato and paprika gravy.
New at 5 p.m. for dinner is a blue-plate menu, with a choice of three dishes accompanied by green salad and twice-baked potato for $16. This has replaced the dish-of-the-day format. The initial blue-plates are meatloaf, asparagus lasagna, and salmon croquettes. A cup of soup is $3 additional.
On weekends, hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with brunch served all day and the blue-plate menu starting at 5 p.m.
Rooster teams CookNSolo restaurants and the crew from Federal Donuts with Broad Street Ministry, whose anti-hunger Broad Street Ministry Hospitality Collaborative will receive profits.
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