Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ida Mae's Bruncherie

2302 East Norris St.
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 259-6493

Ida Mae's is a Fishtown institution – part greasy spoon and part low-key brunch spot - it is great for a leisurely breakfast or lunch. Just make sure to bring cash.

When you walk in, you are greeted by the open kitchen. There is a bar with some seats, and additional seating in the rear.

They are famous for their huevos rancheros, and you don't have to tell me twice to order anything with eggs and salsa, I am already on it. The huevos are prepared with crispy corn tortillas, two sunny side up fried eggs, avocado coulis, sour cream, salsa, and cilantro over black beans.

This is a visually appealing dish, and it's quite tasty as well.

One issue I had was the overly watery and abundant black beans, seen below. Other than that, add some hot sauce and dig in. Highly recommended.

I can never pass up some SOS, so getting the creamed chipped beef was a sure thing. This one is pretty standard, nicely seasoned with a good consistency, served over toast, and accompanied by crispy hash browns. Definitely a solid offering.

Ida Mae's is a great neighborhood spot with flavorful and reasonably priced breakfast food. If you're up that way looking for something along those lines, you can't go wrong.

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