The Dutch is Hosting a Soul Food Pop-Up Honoring Black History Month & Benefiting Local Charity!
Chef Lee Styer’s The Dutch, the popular breakfast and lunch eatery with a focus on reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics, is delving into the world of southern fare in honor of Black History Month with Mom Mom’s Soul Food Pop-Up benefiting a local charity led by Philadelphia-based Chef Kevin Watters every Friday in February starting February 5, 2021.
West Philadelphia native Kevin Watters has been the Chef at The Dutch since April 2016, cranking out Dutch and Pennsylvania Dutch classics to locals and tourists at the bustling South Philadelphia café. For the month of February, Watters has crafted a soul food pop up as a nod to Black History Month, and has named the event “Mom Mom’s Soul Food Pop-Up” in remembrance of his grandmother Lillian Lewis, who was 81 when she recently passed, and was known in her community as “everybody’s Mom-Mom”.
The takeaway meal consists of a platter with two sides, cornbread, and one meat, all for $35 per person. The southern offerings include the following:
Meat: (choose 1)
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Braised Short Ribs with gravy
Sides: (choose 2)
Three Cheese Mac n Cheese
Collard Greens cooked with turkey butts
Layered Strawberry Shortcake (add on dessert +$5)
Watters and The Dutch are contributing 10% of sales to West Philadelphia based charity Mill Creek Farm. Founded in 2005, Mill Creek Farm is an educational urban farm led by people of color who are dedicated to improving local access to fresh, chemical-free produce at sustainably low cost for the local community and surrounding areas.
Orders can be placed on online here. Mom Mom’s Soul Food Pop-Up pick up will be from 12 – 6pm every Friday in February.