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September 2, 2014

Roundup: More Than 30 Brand-New And Coming-Soon Restaurants On The Philadelphia Dining Scene This Fall

The advent of autumn brings school days, cooler weather and — inevitably in Philadelphia — a whole new set of delicious new restaurants to add to your must-try list. With an influx of talent from other cities joining local culinary masters, the dining landscape in the City of Brotherly Love is set to only expand […]

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August 28, 2014

Opening Alert: Michael Solomonov And Steven Cook Debut Abe Fisher On Sansom Street This Tuesday, September 2

The elements of Jewish cuisine are nothing if not varied. To some, Jewish food means matzo ball soup and latkes; to others, though, traditional fare also includes smoked meats, cured fish and even Chinese fried rice. These diverse flavors are all legit at Abe Fisher, the brand-new restaurant from CookNSolo Restaurants inspired by the culinary […]

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August 25, 2014

Now Open: Chef Peter Woolsey Debuts La Peg At FringeArts, The New Restaurant And Beer Garden At The Waterfront Performing Arts Venue

Last fall, one of Philadelphia’s foremost contemporary arts organizations, FringeArts, welcomed the public to its new venue, taking the amazing performing arts of the annual Fringe Festival and giving artists a brand-new permanent home on the Delaware River waterfront. Housed in the former firehouse pumping station beneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Delaware River […]

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August 21, 2014

Deal Feed: The Fat Ham Launches A Burger, Beer And Bourbon Special On Friday And Saturday Nights After 9 P.M. This Friday, August 22

Top Chef talent Kevin Sbraga’s second Philadelphia restaurant, The Fat Ham, began serving up a healthy dose of Southern charm in University City this past winter. With a pork-laden menu full of Southern-style small plates, spicy fried chicken to write home about and a bourbon-fueled bar program, the intimate 48-seat restaurant has been packing in […]

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August 18, 2014

Now Open: Art Bar At The Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel Pours Cocktails And Shows Exhibits Curated By The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

The newest addition to Philadelphia’s hotel bar scene, Art Bar at the Sonesta Hotel has joined the ranks of cool hotel bars in a city that knows its cool bars. With a stylish interior and an art program courtesy of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists — the same folks who organize the annual Philadelphia […]

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August 8, 2014

Now Open: New Restaurant Dizengoff From Chef Michael Solomonov And Steve Cook Debuts On Sansom Street Today, Friday, August 8

The saying may state “we all scream for ice cream” on a summer day, but now that Dizengoff is open on Sansom Street, we’re betting herds of urbanites will now call for hummus. Today, the new hummusiya from CookNSolo Restaurants opened (ahead of schedule!) at 1625 Sansom Street in Center City, joining restaurateurs Steven Cook […]

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August 4, 2014

New Restaurant Alert: Girard BYOB Brasserie And Bruncherie In Fishtown Will Be The First Reservation-Only And No-Tip Restaurant In The Area

Fishtown will soon welcome a new restaurant and an entirely new restaurant concept when Girard brasserie and bruncherie opens its doors next month. The duo behind the avenue’s latest restaurant — chef Brian Oliveira and Cristian Mora — are familiar with the Philly restaurant scene; the pair met while working at Parc in Rittenhouse Square. […]

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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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