Five Fantastic New Restaurants Now Serving In Philly

Shake up your season by checking out these five new spots for eating and drinking...

There’s no such thing as winter doldrums when it comes to Philly dining. Even in the depths of snow and ice, new restaurants are bringing novel ideas to the scene.

Over the past week or so, everything from a brand-new brewpub that opened up in Fairmount to a health-focused casual eatery with two locations in the city.

Here are a few eateries that have opened their doors over the past few weeks.

Double Knot

The "double" in this case refers to Michael Schulson’s twofold concept: Upstairs, a coffee bar by day (7 a.m.-4 p.m.) serving an Elixr-blended roast, pastries, banh mi and lunch bowls. By night, the upstairs bar trades coffee for cocktails, punch, wine, beer and select small plates and sweets. Downstairs, a full-scale neo-Japanese restaurant serves nightly with craft cocktails and sake, a full sushi selection, robatayaki and creative small plates like pastrami bao buns and tempura shrimp tacos.

Double Knot

Where:Double Knot, 120 S. 13th Street

www.doubleknotphilly.com

Maya.J

Housed in the former Chabaa Thai headquarters, Craig Wilson’s new eatery spans the globe with its small plates. Harissa-spiked lamb meatballs, ceviche with spicy popcorn and lobster mac and cheese can easily mingle with grilled tofu kabobs, potato and seitan tacos and Ton Yom Goong.

Maya.J

Where:Maya.J, 4371 Main Street

www.mayajrestaurant.com

Snap Kitchen

Fast, healthy, sustainable, cheap — rarely do all four coexist deliciously. With the two new locations of Austin-based Snap Kitchen now open in Old City (243 Market Street) and Fairmount (1901 Callowhill Street), Philly eaters can enjoy almond butter and maple pancakes, oven-dried tomato and goat cheese tart, and crispy Scottish salmon without running afoul of dietary pitfalls.

Snap Kitchen

Where:Snap Kitchen, 243 Market Street

www.snapkitchen.com

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

Now open next to the Fillmore is the new local outpost of a growing national chain. Travinia trades in contemporary Italian fare (baby portabella mushroom ragu; shrimp fra diavolo over asiago polenta) and a long list of wines available by the glass plus cocktails and beer.

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

Where:Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, 1000 Frankford Avenue

www.traviniaitaliankitchen.com

Bar Hygge

Reclaimed materials set the stage for Fairmount’s newest brewpub, a collaboration between the respective teams behind Earth Bread + Brewery and Bagataway Tavern. Hygge is serving six made-on-the-premises beers, wine on tap and shareable boards of veggies, cheese and meat in addition to bar-food classics like burgers.

Bar Hygge

Where:Bar Hygge, 1720 Fairmount Avenue

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