Monday, Jan. 23 marks the opening of Rooster Soup Company, a luncheonette with a do-good side, on the lower level of 1526 Sansom St. (between Oscar's Tavern and Ladder 15).
Chef Erin O'Shea, formerly at Percy Street BBQ, offers an easy-on-the-budget menu with a Southern-ish spin.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Breakfast (till 11 a.m.) includes the stick-to-your ribs fare such as egg and cheese biscuits; sticky buns; biscuits and gravy; and rice, grits, homemade chorizo, and eggs.
Lunch includes four soups (including a matzo ball soup made with smoked schmaltz), four salads, and four sandwiches, while dinner will include a nightly blue-plate special - steak frites, beef stew, meat loaf.
There is a vegetarian item in each category, including a lentil sloppy Joe with avocado and fried onion.
Desserts include coconut cream pie, Dutch apple pie, and shakes.
There are four beers on tap, canned wine, and classic cocktails.