I accidentally filled up on Shrimp Beignets and Crawfish Potpie. There was barely room in my belly for a piece of pork let alone a chop.
But I persevered like a glutton. The Double-bone pork chop was served with rosemary grits, leeks, chanterelles and red eye gravy.
The beer list was a lot more than one might suspect- more the usual Southern suspect Abita. I noticed bottle after bottle walking by me on a tray- a Bear Republic Racer 5 here and a Dogfish Punkin there. I enjoyed a "Dominus," a dubbel from a Canadian brewery I was not familiar with.
Old movies play at the back bar on a big screen. This visit screened ""North by Northwest," Hitchcock's famous thriller starring Cary Grant as a man of mistaken identity. There was no mistaken identity here though. Rex 1516 is a great addition to the Philadelphia dining scene serving up great southern fare with candlelit smiles.