Day By Day’s Brunch Defines Decadence; Franco’s Pizza Is ‘Highly Affordable’ and ‘Simple Perfection’


At Medfords historic Braddocks Tavern, Adam Eraces take on the carpaccio-thin petals of avocado and tomato is pretty staid but also pretty classy. Sticky sweet-and-tangy sauced chicken wings were perfectly crisp, and he found it hard to argue the appeal of the gooey mac n cheese. The veal Burlingtons tender medallions veal in a sweet, earthy reduction of port wine suffused with the shiitake mushrooms, was a trip back in time, but in spite of being overcooked, the novel-thick pork chop, with its fruity roasted peach salsa and judicious dabs of goat cheese showed more creativity. [Courier-Post]

The generous coating of cinnamon sugar on Day By Days mini-muffin/donut hole hybrid gave its subtle pumpkin flavor an added sweetness to balance the spice. Ultra savory yolks in the potato pancakes benedict complemented the salty salmon, and the undetectable and very thin Hollandaise was actually a nice change. Caramel apple stuffed french toast sandwiched with gooey cream cheese, cinnamon, dried apple, and walnut filling was the definition of indulgence. [Two Eat Philly]

At Francos Pizza in Kensington, Philly Phoodie notes the everything pie is this crust, highly affordable, simple perfection. Though the regular pies are another winner, the upside down pie, with its fresh, sweet, slightly salty with a garlic bite sauce on top of the cheese, was true love. [Philly Phoodie]