Beer and food go together beautifully. If you need proof, make an evening of it at The Brewer's Plate, the ninth annual grub-meets-brew fest, Sunday, March 10 at the National Constitution Center: 20 local restaurants, 20 local craft breweries, spirits and sweets. It's a benefit for Fair Food, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing locally grown food to the marketplace and promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture system for the Philadelphia region. Info is here.
Brunch on South Street, brunch on the river. Chef/owner Mitch Prensky has a spring-cleaning project going on his menu at Supper. Now on for brunch are ambrosia pancakes, which are made with coconut cream and are topped with mandarin oranges, toasted coconut, and spiced marshmallow ($15). For true decadence, dig into banana cream pie French toast ($15), topped with Nilla Wafers and salted caramel.
Supper, 926 South St.
With spring less than two weeks away, it's a fine time to visit the Yardley Inn before the Bucks County town gets all gorgeous and leafy, what with its view of the Delaware. You come for the food, anyway. Chef Eben Copple wows at weekend brunch with his roasted chicken and chorizo chilaquiles (corn tortillas, chipotle tomato sauce, Chihuahua cheese, fried egg, above, $12). If you're feeling ambitious and want to make this dish for yourself, here is the recipe.