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June 2, 2014

It’s Back! Center City Sips Kicks Off This Week Bringing Happy Deals To More Than 80 Bars On Wednesdays This Summer, June 4-August 27

Rejoice, Philadelphia, summer is here! A telltale sign of the season, Center City Sips returns this Wednesday, June 4 with awesome happy hour deals at more than 80 area bars. Every Wednesday evening from June 4 through August 27, stop by some of Center City, Midtown Village and Old City’s most popular bars and restaurant […]

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May 30, 2014

Oyster House On Sansom Streets Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary With OH Shucks!, A Two-Hour All-You-Can-Eat Event, Sunday, June 8

As summer slips into town, most Philadelphians long for a taste of the coast. What better way to satisfy a craving for the sea than with all-you-can-eat oysters? On Sunday, June 8, Philadelphia’s seafood staple, Oyster House, celebrates the five-year anniversary of its current incarnation as a hip haven for fruits of the sea. Since […]

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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 28, 2014

East Passyunk Avenue Craft Beer Day And Italian National Day Festival Return To South Philly This Sunday, June 1

The spirit of Philly Beer Week flows through town starting this Friday, May 30, and on Sunday, June 1, South Philly kicks off its Beer Week festivities in earnest with a craft beer bar crawl and blowout block party. Starting at 11 a.m., East Passyunk Avenue welcomes ale aficionados for a full 16-hour day of […]

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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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May 20, 2014

Hai Street Kitchen Celebrates The Opening Of Its First Philadelphia Restaurant With Free Lunch, Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21, 11:30 A.M. To 3:30 P.M.

The latest addition to the Center City dining scene, Hai Street Kitchen, celebrates its first store in the City of Brotherly Love (and only store in the United States!) with free lunch tomorrow, May 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. That’s right folks, the Center City resto, located at 32 S. 18th Street (between […]

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May 19, 2014

Now Open: Japanese Izakaya-Style Restaurant CoZara Now Serving Lunch And Dinner In University City

In University City, the students taking up housing in Chestnut Square at 3200 Chestnut Street should be pretty darn excited for the dining options that are now open alongside the residence. First, Shake Shack opened its doors, then local pizzeria and wine bar Zavino debuted in the same block. Now, coZara is open at Chestnut […]

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May 19, 2014

Cheu Noodle Bar Hosts A Ramen Rumble Chef Showdown Tonight, Monday, May 19, Starting At 6 P.M.

Ready for a rumble? Tonight, Cheu Noodle Bar pits two local chefs against one another for a high-spirited noodle-soup face-off. Since opening in last year, Cheu owners Shawn Darragh and chef Ben Puchowitz have welcomed crowds of noodle-loving Philadelphians to their compact dining room. With a smartly edited menu of snacks, small plates and — […]

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May 13, 2014

Now Open: Townsend, A French Bistro And The Latest Restaurant To Pop Up On East Passyunk Avenue

Joining the ranks of East Passyunk’s many renowned restaurants, like Laurel, Noord and Paradiso, Townsend quietly opened its doors earlier this month. Housed in a space that was formerly home to Sophia’s restaurant at 1623 East Passyunk Avenue, the new eatery is located smack dab in the middle of the bustling neighborhood’s restaurant row. Owned […]

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May 9, 2014

Moonshine Brunch Spikes Sundays At Recently Opened Old City Bar And Restaurant J.J. Bootleggers

The hooch floweth on Sundays at J.J. Bootleggers, Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College graduate Bruce Santino’s recently opened bar and restaurant in Old City. The already cocktail-heavy joint has introduced a Moonshine Brunch. Moonshine makes an appearance in several menu items, such as the Crab and Corn Frittata with heirloom cherry tomatoes, corn, shallots, […]

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