Bacon seems to be inside of everything these days: soaps, vodka, cupcakes, Kyra Sedgwick's pants... and now seafood-topping foams, courtesy of just-opened Rimedio.
Italian for "remedy", this West Philly BYO boot-foodery's posting up in the shuttered Rx space, but's keeping most of its old pharmacy fixtures -- ladder rails, original wide plank floors, drop lighting, and a vintage-spec Coke machines -- so don't be surprised if you're compelled to impolitely order a soda, jerk. Northern Italy-focused starters count porcini-dusted diver scallops topped with the aforementioned bacon foam, beef carpaccio smoked & cured for three days before joining wild mushroom confit, and a pair of risottos: Zafferano w/ butter-poached langoustines, and La Tur w/ black truffle oil & rocket greens, assuming Clemens has any left after all his lawyer fees. When it's time to hit the bigs, don't ask Domonic Brown for advice, but instead look for housemade pastas like duck confit ragu'd chestnut pappardelle and linguine topped w/ pork belly & scallops, plus proteins like Pocono-sourced, pancetta-wrapped rainbow trout and a barbera demi-accompanying hanger steak that's crusted in sourdough pretzels.
Weekends have Rimedio hitting you with a trio of Benedicts mixing in braised pork belly or house-smoked fish, plus an egg & cheese crepe that -- like Kyra Sedgwick and the brain of anyone who's seen Hollow Man -- has a fair shake of bacon in it.