So, my sister emailed me today and asked if I remembered “The Hungry Pilgrim” restaurant.
Of course I do. She asked where it was.
I think there were two. One in the Willow Grove/Warrington area (I think).
The other locale I am certain of: It was at Germantown Pike and Plymouth Road.
It was The Hungry Pilgrim. Then it became B. Rathbone’s. Similar menus.
I remember one menu item: Pizza Soup.
It had a “crust” (kind of like French Onion Soup has that bread at the bottom) at the bottom.
It had a tomato sauce style broth – and baked cheese. And pepperoni baked into the cheese if you wanted.
It was awesome. I remember eating it as a kid. The rest of the menu was typical american fare. It was a good place to grab a bite.
Rathbone’s folded up shop around the turn of the century (20th to 21st). Pizza soup was taken off the menu a few years before that. Coincidence? I think not!
It is now a Mattress Giant.
If you stop in and try the Sealey or the Serta mattresses clear your sinuses and take a good whiff. You might just smell the pizza soup in the kitchen.