Brunch Bagels, Bialys & Benedicts at Libertine

PHILADELPHIA CREAM – In a town that loves its weekend brunch, chef Derek Davis adds a delicious new option for diners looking for something new to savor on their Saturday and Sunday morning and early afternoon culinary adventures.

Libertine, located at the corner of 13e and Spruce Streets, inside the Fairfield Inn & Suites in the city’s Gayborhood, presents a new “Bagels, Bialys and Benedicts” brunch, debuting Saturday, September 17e.

The new brunch, featuring a variety of rotating homemade bialys, will be available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Throughout September and October, proceeds will go to the William Way LGBT Community Center just down the block from the 261 S. 13th Street restaurant.

“We’re in a prime brunch location just a few blocks from the center of one of the busiest neighborhoods in town,” said Davis, who opened Libertine in the summer of 2018. this new initiative will draw crowds, and we expect to see some new faces as we offer a delicious variety of new dishes while raising funds for a good cause.We tested our homemade bialys over the summer, and they was a big hit with our guests.

The menu will include bialys with cinnamon and raisins, all bialys, a variety of bagels and benedicts, including a traditional one with Canadian bacon; spinach and tomatoes; Smoked salmon; Fried Chicken on Biscuit; and spinach turkey sausage. Additional menu items include three different salad bowls; a Brunch Burger; an oversized breakfast sandwich; a Jumbo Lump Crabcake sandwich; Imperial rolls with cheese steak; Shakshuka flatbread; Shrimp and Tomato Frittata; French toast; house-smoked short rib pastrami hash; and much more.

There’s also a toast bar that offers freshly baked bread, bialys, bagels, and a handful of schmears. Bloody Marys and Mimosas are available for just $5 each, along with Libertine’s extensive selection of wines, beers and craft cocktails.

Libertine is also open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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