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Check out August BYOB’s menu for its new lunch service

August BYOB announced on their Facebook page recently that they’ll be starting lunch service on Tuesday Feb. 26.

August BYOB at 13th and Wharton

The heretofore dinner-only spot at 13th and Wharton has been dishing out homey Italian-inspired fare since 2003. After 10 years, they were ready for some changes.

The dining room is getting a bit of a refresher, and when we stopped by, owners¬†Maria Vanni and MaryAnn Brancaccio were painting the trim. They didn’t want us to show the restaurant in disarray, which means we were only able to snap a picture of the new wall hangings.

Of course, these being mirrors, you can kind of see the disarray anyway.

Lunch and dinner will now be Tuesday to Saturday. First day of lunch service is Tuesday Feb. 26. Here’s a sampling of planned lunch menu items, which is intended to be small and will change often. Everything is also available for takeout.

Split pea soup with chorizo

Caesar salad

Eggs in purgatory (eggs poached in a spicy marinara sauce)

Chicken Milanese sandwich (chicken cutlet with lemon pepper aioli and arugula)

Artichoke grilled cheese

Portabella mushroom, caramelized onion and taleggio panini

Baked ham and gruyere cheese baguette with honey mustard

Spaghetti puttanesca (with cerignola olives and capers in light tomato sauce).

Plus homemade desserts


3 Responses to Check out August BYOB’s menu for its new lunch service

  1. Charles W Amann III February 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Glad to hear this. It will make it easier for me to finally get to have lunch with Frank Brancaccio at his sister’s restaurant and to bring and join other friends at this highly acclaimed Philadelphia eatery.



  2. Maryann Ippolito's February 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    Thank you 4 letting me know about being open 4 lunch. Miss u guys! Will try 2 stop by real soon. YOU WILL DO GREAT! Take care. C U SOON. Menu looks delish. Take care! Xoxo

  3. Jeff Andrews February 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    It always saddens me how August BYO continues to get the shaft from the East Passyunk crew. They’ve been in the neighborhood long before any of those restaurants on the ave…Flagship.

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