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July 23, 2014

Tonight Picks: Special Events At The Oval, Pay-What-You-Wish At The PMA, University City Dining Days, Old City Restaurant Week, Center City Sips And More

Add some pep to your mid-week with any number of the great events on tap for tonight. The Oval starts its daily programming for the week (which runs from Wednesday through Sunday) with a free workout class, bocce ball league, swing dance class and plenty of frosty brews at its beer garden. Discounted dinner options […]

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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

Our Picks For Where To Dine Alfresco During University City Dining Days, Running Through Sunday, July 27

It’s no secret that dining and drinking alfresco is one of the major perks of summertime. University City Dining Days invites diners to take it outside at many of the restaurants participating in the 10-day dinner deal event. Whether you’re looking to dine on an elevated patio (City Tap House!) or dine along street level […]

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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 21, 2014

Cheu Noodle Bar Hosts The Third Event Of Its A Ramen Rumble Series, A Head-To-Head Competition Between Two Philly Chefs, Tonight, July 21

Get your chopsticks ready. Tonight, Cheu Noodle Bar hosts the third edition of its A Ramen Rumble series — popular tasting competitions featuring visiting chefs from some of the city’s hottest restaurants. Slurp up one-of-a-kind ramen from two renowned chefs and vote for your favorite while enjoying beer from the bar, too. Guests are invited […]

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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 18, 2014

The Inaugural Night Out Restaurant Week Brings Dining Deals To Penn’s Landing, Northern Liberties And Fishtown Restaurants, August 1-10

Mark your calendars, Philadelphia! The first-ever Night Out Restaurant Week, organized by SugarHouse Casino, brings lunch and dinner deals to more than a dozen restaurants along Penn’s Landing, in Fishtown and Northern Liberties. Depending on the restaurant, fill up on $10 or $20 lunches and $25 or $35 dinners. Visit Bar Ferdinand for a $35 […]

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July 17, 2014

Tonight Picks: University City Dining Days Kicks Off, Free Outdoor Movie Screenings Across The City, Beer Garden Quizzo At Memphis Taproom, Third Thursdee At Pizza Brain And More

The weather this evening is seriously perfect, making for an ideal opportunity to take advantage of the numerous alfresco events on tap for the next few hours. Summer in the city means free outdoor movies, and tonight there will be crowds taking over public spaces for screenings all around town. At Clark Park, The Awesome […]

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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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