April 13, 2021 — To celebrate #NationalGritsDay, Wednesday, April 14, we’re highlighting a few of our favorite local dishes from Philly hot spots Forsythia, Rex 1516, Sabrina’s Café, and The Twisted Tail that are great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Forsythia, Old City’s contemporary French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, takes a creative, French-forward twist by incorporating grits into their fan-favorite dish, Escargot. The popular menu item is composed of Escargot, Grits, Spiced Hazelnuts, and Foie Gras Jus, and is available for limited indoor dining, outdoor seating, and takeaway.
Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm
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Rex 1516, Philadelphia’s go-to for elevated Southern cuisine, boasts an elevated, New Orleans-inspired version of the Southern classic dish on their all-day menu with Creole BBQ Shrimp & Grits, including House Ham, Green Meadow Farm Cheddar Grits, Creole Sauce, and Grilled Scallions. Available for delivery, takeaway, and expanded outdoor seating.
Opening hours: Sunday through Thursday 1 – 8 pm and Friday – Saturday 12 – 9 pm
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Sabrina’s Café, the locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch and brunch restaurants, offers not one – but two – equally delicious menu items to be enjoyed on National Grits Day such as the Ultimate Mexi Scramble served with cheesy grits, and the classic Shrimp & Grits consisting of Sauteed Shrimp, Garlic, Onion, Pico de Gallo, and Bacon served over Pepper Jack Cheesy Grits topped off with scallions. Available at all open locations for dine-in, takeaway, and delivery.
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The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square, serves up two flavorful and decadent grits dishes such as brunch staple, Cheesy Grits, with Bacon Crumbles, Sharp Cheddar, and Egg, and Shrimp & Grits, with Bacon Vinaigrette and Scallions, available for limited indoor dining, expanded outdoor seating, and takeaway.
Opening hours: Monday through Friday from 4 pm – 12 am, Saturday from 11 am – 12 am, and Sunday from 10 am – 12 am