Philadelphia, PA - 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.
Soul Food Pop-Up Benefiting Local Charity
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) o Buttermilk Fried Chicken o Braised Short Ribs with gravy · Sides: (choose 2) o Three Cheese Mac n Cheese o Collard Greens cooked with turkey butts o Black-eyed Peas · 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 online here. Mom Mom’s Soul Food Pop-Up pick up will be from 12 – 6 pm every Friday in February.