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July 21, 2014

Now Open: Six Points Bakery And Executive Pastry Chef George Fritzsche Bring Kosher Baked Goods To Bala Cynwyd

File under the heading “kosher deliciousness”: The group behind the Main Line’s upscale Jewish dining phenom Citron+Rose and Six Points Catering has openedSix Points Bakery on Montgomery Avenue in Bala Cynwyd. The completely kashrut operation, named after the star of David, and run by owner David Magerman, is technically a makeshift solution for the catering […]

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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 1, 2014

Opening Alert: The Brand-New Independence Beer Garden To Kickoff Service On Independence Mall This Month

The brand new Independence Beer Garden is now open on Independence Mall and it looks awesome. (Photo by Albert Lee) Update: Per a July 9 announcement, Independence Beer Garden now plans to open Tuesday, July 15. A beer garden right across from Independence Mall? Yes, please. On Tuesday, July 15, the 20,000 square-foot outdoor area […]

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July 1, 2014

Awesome: Support Rooster Soup Co., The Federal Donuts And Broad Street Hospitality Collaborative Project, On National Fried Chicken Day, Sunday, July 6, And Beyond

Two of Philadelphia’s masters of unconventional pairings, restaurateurs Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov of CookNSolo Restaurants, recently launched what may be the team’s most unorthodox — and maybe its coolest — arrangement. The brains behind Federal Donuts, Zahav and Percy Street Barbecue have joined forces with the altruistic folks of Philadelphia’s Broad Street Ministry to […]

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June 24, 2014

Opening Today: Top Chef Alum Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery Debuts In Philadelphia Today, Tuesday, June 24, 11 A.M.

Already a slam dunk in Washington D.C., Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery has arrived in Philadelphia, and opens today, Tuesday, June 24 at 11 a.m. The brand-new Philadelphia locale of Good Stuff is the mini-chain’s first location outside D.C., and Philly is only too glad to welcome this new burger and shake […]

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June 19, 2014

Roundup: More Than 40 New And Coming Soon Restaurants In Philadelphia To Add To Your Must-Try List For Summer 2014

Summer in Philadelphia means way more than baseball and dogs: It also means a wave of brand-new restaurants breaking out on the regional dining scene. This spring, new eateries seemed to sprout up on street corners weekly, and now is the time to reap the rewards of a bumper crop of new restaurant options that […]

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June 9, 2014

Now Open: Mamou, A Cajun-Style Restaurant In The Former Spot Of The Corner In Midtown Village

The former restaurant The Corner in Midtown Village, has been rebranded as Mamou, a restaurant that brings Louisiana’s cajun cuisine to 13th and Drury streets. The inspiration for Mamou came from the eatery’s executive chef, Paul Martin, who grew up near the small town of Mamou, Louisiana and grew up on the cajun fare that […]

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June 3, 2014

Federal Donuts Day Celebrates The Grand Opening Of The Newest Federal Donuts Location At 7th And Fairmount Streets, Saturday, June 7

Philadelphia’s donut darling, Federal Donuts, has officially unveiled its fourth and newest location located at 701 N. 7th Street at Fairmount Avenue. The Northern Liberties location is the local chain’s largest space with 2,000-square-feet, seating for 40 people and a parking lot for quick donut runs. In celebration of the new outpost, the folks behind […]

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May 29, 2014

FringeArts And Chef Peter Woolsey Break Ground On La Peg, The New Restaurant To Debut At The Waterfront Performing Arts Venue This September

Last fall, FringeArts welcomed the public to its brand-new year-round home on the Delaware River waterfront – kicking off its inaugural performing arts season with past Philadelphia Fringe Festival hits, international works and incredible shows from talented locals. Housed in the former firehouse pumping station beneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Delaware River waterfront, […]

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May 21, 2014

Now Open: HipCityVeg Owner Nicole Marquis Opens A Chic Midtown Village Vegan Cocktail Bar, Charlie Was A Sinner

According to GQ magazine’s food authority Alan Richman, “the vegetable era has arrived,” and a new breed of restauranteurs in Philadelphia are doing their part to usher in the age of the veggie and make green eating, well, sexy. Uber-popular vegan mecca HipCityVeg expanded its mini-chain of bustling fast-casual spots with a new location in […]

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