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July 24, 2014

Reminder! The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Returns To Spruce Street Harbor Park This Friday, July 25 Starting At 4 P.M. With An Expanded Beer Garden Area, Deals On Local Brews, Giveaways And More

Who’s ready for another spectacular summer weekend in Philadelphia? The weather forecast calls for yet one more phenomenal weekend of sunny skies and moderate heat, which makes for the perfect setting to spend an evening outdoors with a beer in hand. Fortunately, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series continues! This week, Friday, July 25, the […]

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July 23, 2014

A.Bar, AKA Rittenhouse’s Intimate Cocktail Bar, Now Serving Chef Eli Kulp’s Brand-New Menu And Offering Expanded Hours

This past spring, the talented team behind acclaimed Old City establishments Fork and High Street on Market — chef Eli Kulp and owner Ellen Yin — ventured west to Rittenhouse Square to create entirely new menus for dining destinations a.kitchen and a.bar. To complement the recently launched (and immediately lauded) new menus at a.kitchen, a […]

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July 22, 2014

Paradiso Restaurant Puts Roof-To-Table Honey On The Menu With The Bee Dinner, This Wednesday, July 23

Chef Lynn Rinaldi has long been an advocate for the honeybee — her East Passyunk neighborhood restaurant and wine bar Paradiso houses some 200,000 bees on its rooftop, alongside the heirloom carrots, tomatoes, herbs and another vegetables Rinaldi cultivates for her hyperlocal Italian cookery. On Wednesday July 23, her kitchen will incorporate this sweet and […]

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July 22, 2014

Chef Kevin Sbraga Serves Up A Classic Lowcountry Boil Feast At The Fat Ham, Tuesday, August 5

Spread out the newspapers: This August, The Fat Ham will hold a Lowcountry Boil dinner. While Top Chef alum Keven Sbraga’s University City eatery typically interprets a broad swath of Southern country cooking, this family-style feast zeroes in on the traditional summer cuisine from coastal South Carolina and Georgia. The Southern version of a New […]

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July 18, 2014

Now Open: Independence Beer Garden Debuts On Independence Mall With Summer Eats, All-American Craft Beers And Plenty Of Alfresco Good Times

As the birthplace of America, Philadelphia has a long history of embracing residents and visitors with a strong independent streak. It’s appropriate, then, that a freewheeling concept like a beer garden encircling an office building should be such a bona fide hit in this town. That’s right, folks. The 20,000 square-foot outdoor area of 100 […]

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July 17, 2014

Now Open: The Brand-New Beer Garden At Fergie’s Pub In Midtown Village

Fergie’s Pub in Midtown Village is now home to a full-fledged beer garden, open from Wednesday through Saturday. The summer of the beer garden continues. This week has not only seen the opening of Independence Beer Garden and The Oval, but Midtown Village joins the mix with the brand-new beer garden at Fergie’s Pub on […]

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July 17, 2014

Gunners Run At The Piazza At Schmidt’s Debuts A New Chef, New Menu And New Friday Specials This Summer

Four years in, Northern Liberties pub Gunners Run is getting a re-do. New chef and general manager Tim Bennett (formerly of Marmont) has retooled the menu at the Piazza-bordering hangout in an appealing American/European/Southern blend with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. At the eating level, that means fried pickles with house remoulade or buttermilk […]

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July 17, 2014

Old City Launches Its First-Ever Restaurant Week With Dining Deals At More Than 25 Neighborhood Restaurants, July 20-27

Seeking a sweet summer dining deal? No sweat. The first-ever Old City Restaurant Week kicks off eight days of bargains this Sunday, July 20. Running July 20-27, the debut year of this Old City District dining event includes deals on meals at 28 neighborhood restaurants. Starting this weekend, diners can score a three-course lunch or […]

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July 15, 2014

The Philadelphia Zoo’s Adults-Only Summer Ale Festival Returns With Local Craft Breweries And Food Truck Favorites, Saturday, July 19

Ninety-nine percent of the time, the Philadelphia Zoo is filled with awestruck youngsters and their parents taking in the awesome array of animals on display. On Saturday night, July 19, though, this historic institution closes its doors to kids for a once-a-year, adults-only experience. From 6:30 to 10 p.m., the zoo hosts its 6th Annual […]

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July 14, 2014

The R2L Summer Harvest Dinner Series Continues With A Showcase Of Birchrun Hills Farm, Tuesday, July 15

The summer harvest just keeps on giving at R2L, where a summer dinner series that revels in local farm product resumes on Tuesday, July 15. The Birchrun Hills Farm edition of the Summer Harvest will, naturally, make use of the producer’s signature dairy products. On the menu: Crudités and Dungeoness crab with Fat Cat butter; […]

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