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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 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 28, 2014

Now Open: The Latest Location Of Union Taco, A BYOB Mexican Restaurant On Main Street In Manayunk

Heads up, taco lovers! Chef Nick Farina of Union Taco on Girard Avenue and Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar in Bryn Mawr, recently opened the doors to a new location of one of his popular restaurant Union Taco in Manayunk. The new location, located in the hub of the action on Main Street Manayunk, promises […]

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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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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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