Executive chefs Mike Sultan and Carolyn Nguyen of Revolution Taco, 33rd Street Hospitality Catering and Say Cheese Philly recently announced a new partnership with Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company. The duo will debut the 33rd Street Hospitality Kitchen at Neshaminy’s newly opened Borough Brewhouse in Jenkintown. The kitchen will serve up a full menu of upscale pub fare paired with 30 selections of drafts, including six made on location.
Food selections will include new dishes designed specially for the Jenkintown kitchen, as well as several signature dishes from 33rd Street’s other restaurant and food trucks. Kitchen service launched on July 5. Dinner is available Wednesdays through Sundays, and expanded days and hours of operation are expected in the fall.
The menu includes small bites, entrees, sandwiches and desserts. “Our lamb merguez flatbread is pretty unique. The dish consists of flatbread topped with North African-inspired lamb sausage and a white garlic goat cheese spread finished with asparagus,” says Sultan. “Everything is made in-house from the flatbread itself to the goat cheese spread, and even the sausage is made right here in the kitchen.”
Other dishes of note include fried chicken bao buns, familiar to Revolution Taco fans. Look for a variation of the bao buns with the pork belly version with ssamjang aioli and pickled veg cilantro.
At the bar, look for 30 total taps. Of those, six will be dedicated to beer brewed on site, one to cider from Stone & Key, one to mead from Haymaker, two for monthly rotating Pennsylvania breweries and the remaining 20 will be beers from the main production facility in Croydon. On-site production of beer is planned to start in the next few months.
“We have had a great relationship with Neshaminy Creek for the last five years,” says Sultan. “We’ve done catering for them, our trucks have been at the brewery and we partner together every year for the Brewer’s Plate competition. Plus, we recently figured out that about 15 years ago, one of the Neshaminy Creek owners worked for the same chef that gave me my start. We only missed working together by a couple of months.”
That respect is mutual. “We love Mike and Carolyn’s food and felt like it was a perfect combo with our beers,” says Neshaminy co-owner Jeremy Myers. “Our motto is ‘Brew Anything,’ so you’ll see a lot of different styles on tap and brewed on location. The food menu was designed with that motto in mind—with dishes to pair with a diverse variety of styles.”
Neshaminy Creek’s Borough Brewhouse opened in May with a limited beer selection and no food. The building, formerly the Guild Hall Brewing Co., seats 21 at the expansive bar, 96 people in the downstairs dining room and 32 in the upstairs dining room. The addition of the 33rd Street Hospitality Kitchen will help complete the final phase of the Borough Brewhouse project and make it the first full-service entity operated by Neshaminy Creek.
“There is a lack of craft beer being brewed in Jenkintown and the surrounding area, and we got a lot of feedback from locals that they really wanted someone to take over the vacant Guild Hall location,” adds Myers.
208 York Road, Jenkintown, (267) 636-5858, www.boroughbrewhouse.com.