Friday Saturday Sunday’s New Menu Is Pure Food Porn

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

It’s only been six months or so since Chad and Hanna Williams bought Rittenhouse institution Friday Saturday Sunday from its longtime owners, breaking it down and rebuilding it into something they could call their own. The decor, drinks, and food have been impressive from the start, and now we’re really wowed by Chad’s just-updated summertime menu. His dishes combine simple, carefully prepared ingredients in unexpected and delightful ways, and the new lineup is no different.

Take a visual tour through some of their eye-popping new dishes from starters to luscious desserts. Just try not to get all hungry and bothered. ...

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Green Eggs Brings Brunch Pop-Up to the Shore

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Green Eggs Cafe/Yelp

Going down the shore this summer? To ensure that you’re getting your recommended daily brunch before trips to the beach, Green Eggs Cafe is coming with you.

Green Eggs has partnered with seafood restaurant and bar Keenan’s Irish Pub at 113 Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood to bring their decadent brunch dishes — like chicken and waffles Benedict and salted caramel banana stuffed French toast — to the shore.

Green Eggs’ full menu, including house-made Bloody Mary mix and La Colombe coffee, will be available at Keenan’s. This summer satellite marks a temporary fifth outpost ...

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Monday Morning TL;DR: This Place Is Making Garbage Ice Cream (For Charity)

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

So here we are again. Another Monday morning, the start to another week. And if you’ve found your way here, it’s probably because you’d like to know more about the Whole Foods/Amazon deal, the etiquette of European food fights, that Japanese restaurant that makes you fish for your dinner, or the changing menus at Panda Express.

But let’s start with something that we can all agree is awesome: Ice cream. Here’s how Salt & Straw, a Portland-based “ice cream laboratory” (eye roll…), is making new ice cream flavors out of garbage.

Sure, but are they putting a bird ...

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Where To Eat This Weekend: Taiwan, Nashville, Jupiter and Mars

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Gwa bao, guo tie, and ruen bing at Baology/Photo by Alex Tewfik

It has been a long week. But here you are, at the end of the work-week, start of the weekend, and if you’re anything like us, you have one big question: Where should we go to eat?

But have no fear. We’re here to help. Whether you’re looking for barbecue, hot chicken, bao and potstickers or cocktails named after planets, we’ve got you covered with five things you should be paying attention to this weekend. And let’s kick things off with…

Booze, Blues and BBQ

The first ...

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Han Dynasty Owner Says Member of “Racist” Wedding Party Fractured His Ankle

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Han Dynasty’s Han Chiang will be the first to tell you he doesn’t shy away from a verbal scrap, whether it’s with a guest in his restaurant complaining about the heat of his dishes or a group of wedding celebrants allegedly throwing racist remarks his way outside his place.

It was the latter, Chiang says, that landed him in the hospital with a fractured ankle early on Friday morning.

A group of at least four men and a couple of women — accounts vary — who were celebrating a wedding stopped by an Old City brewpub next to ...

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Where to Eat Up and Down the Jersey Shore

Source: Eater Philly

The best bets this summer from beachside classics to new favorites

Anyone who grew up spending summers at the Jersey Shore has a special place in their heart for cheesy slices of Manco & Manco pizza, cones of swirled Kohr’s custard, and tubs of sticky caramel corn from Johnson’s. And while there’s always a place for the sweet taste of nostalgia, the coastal towns of New Jersey are dotted with dining destinations that don’t require a stroll up and down the boardwalk.

Whether Ocean City is your go-to beach or it’s just not summer without a spin on the Ferris ...

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Mica gets fresh start under talented new owner-chef in Chestnut Hill

Source: Dining

The best restaurant in Chestnut Hill has gotten even better thanks to an ownership change that through seemingly small modifications – going BYOB, improving food value, adding the spontaneity of weekly themed tasting menus – has transformed Mica from a special occasion destination into a more neighborhood-oriented gem. Most importantly, it’s a showcase for one of the city’s brightest new culinary talents in owner-chef Yianni Arhontoulis.

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Kevin Sbraga’s Last Restaurant Is Closing — And More Food News

Source: Eater Philly

Sylva Senat’s Maison 208 has an opening date and Stephen Starr is headed to D.C. again

— Kevin Sbraga’s Fat Ham in King of Prussia will close this weekend after just nine months. The Top Chef winner’s Fat Ham in University City is already closed, along with his Sbraga on Broad Street, Juniper Commons, also formerly on Broad, and Sbraga & Co. in Jacksonville, Florida. As Sbraga told Michael Klein at in a must-read interview, he’s “oh for five.” The chef doesn’t plan to open another restaurant. []

— Stephen Starr is opening a second restaurant in Washington, ...

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Great Expectations: Co-Op Reviewed

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Here’s the thing that bothers me most about Co-Op, the restaurant inside the new Study hotel in University City. When I sit here and try to remember what the place looked like, I can’t. I can recall grayness and brownness, an open, airy, sunlit space with the same raw wood and metal that exist in almost every other restaurant in town of a certain era — signifiers of modernity, so ubiquitous now in their application as to be invisible—and, somewhere, a large painting of a rooster.



20 South 33rd Street, University City


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Maison 208 Hosts Sneak Peek Tonight, Sets Opening Date

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz


Finally, the long-awaited Maison 208 has an opening date. And chef Sylva Senat and his team are so excited, they’re hosting a preview of the new space — complete with retractable roof — tonight.

The Starr alum and Top Chef competitor will show off the new space, which has been in the works since 2014, tonight, June 14th. Guests can get a glimpse of the new restaurant — which occupies the footprint of the old Letto Deli at 13th and Chancellor Streets in Midtown Village and was delayed by arson in 2015 — starting at 5 p.m. Cocktails and wine ...

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Local Cider Makers Find a New Home in Bella Vista

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Cider is a big-freakin’-deal this year. It maybe even bigger than beer (gasp!) if you consider the many cider-driven dinners happening all over the city (like Saté Kampar’s sambal/cheese/cider dinner and Good King’s Cider Suppers), and the new local labels popping up throughout the region (like Plougman Cider and Big Hill Ciderworks), not to mention the cideries opening here by the end of the year. Original 13 Ciderworks is scheduled to open in Kensington this summer, and Kurant is scheduled to open not too long after at 436 East Girard Avenue.

And now there’s Hale & True, opening a cidery and tasting room in Bella Vista at 613 South 7th ...

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The Eater Philly Cocktail Heatmap, June 2017

Source: Eater Philly

Where to drink right now

If you want to discover the newest and hottest places to eat in Philly, you check the Eater Heatmap. Now it’s just as easy to know where to drink, from happy hour through last call. Eater Philly’s Cocktail Heatmap is your guide to the latest and greatest drinking opportunities in the city.

The list focuses on newer bars and restaurants, with a handful of older spots that have recently overhauled their cocktail menus or bar programs sprinkled in.

Note that the points on the map are arranged geographically, and aren’t ranked.

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For the Love of God, Don’t Buy Davio’s $95 Picnic Basket

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Davio’s Philly/Facebook

While summer doesn’t officially start till next week, it’s definitely picnic season in the city’s parks and green spaces. Lounging on the grass for some al fresco dining is the perfect way to enjoy a lazy afternoon or break up your workday.

The folks at the Center City location of Northern Italian steakhouse chain Davio’s think so, too: They’re offering picnic baskets loaded up with sandwiches, salads, desserts, and sparkling or still water for two through August. Call an hour beforehand and you can swing by their location on South 17th Street — just two quick blocks from ...

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Eat and Drink Your Way Through Philadelphia’s Historic District

Source: Eater Philly

A guide to the best restaurants in Old City

It comes as no big surprise that the birthplace of American democracy — home to the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin’s print shop, Betsy Ross’s flag-making studio, and the very same building where the U.S. Constitution was signed — just so happens to be Philly’s tourist epicenter.

Fortunately, in lieu of lining the streets with middling cheesesteak joints geared toward school groups and the vacationing set, the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia is full of all-day dining options frequented by locals and visitors alike. From storied taverns and seafood houses to 19th-century ...

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Here’s How You Can Get Drunk on a Boat in Philly

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

See that ship up there? That’s the Spirit of Philadelphia. And it has seen some shit.

Now, I’m just guessing here, because I’ve never been on one of the Yards Brews Cruises (which are back again this year, hence this post). But seriously, when you’re mixing lots of beer, watercraft and local radio DJs, people are not climbing aboard for the lovely views and civilized atmosphere.

Or again, maybe they are. I don’t know. I’m just saying, if it was me? I’d be there wearing jorts, floaties (for safety) and one of those beer hats that hold two ...

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Newbold Wants to Show Off How Good It Is at Food and Drink

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Blues, beer and BBQ. Could there be three more summery words? And this weekend, on Saturday, June 17, all three of them will be in Newbold for the first annual Newbold Blues Festival.

Are there gonna be bands? Oh yes, there will be bands. New Pony will be bringing the funk, KAND-D will be providing the soul, and The Blue Pharoahs, Shakey Lyman and Groovetown will be handling the blues. Can you tell which of those band names I made up?

No! It was Groovetown because Groovetown would be a terrible name for a band. But the rest ...

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Pride 2017: Where to Eat, Drink, and Score Deals Along the Parade Route

Source: Eater Philly

Philly’s LGBT Pride Parade and Festival is Sunday, June 18

The rainbow crosswalks at 13th and Locust streets in the Gayborhood are a perfect place for Philly’s annual LGBT Pride Parade and Festival to begin this Sunday, June 18. Thousands of people will then head east on Locust as the parade makes it way past Washington Square and down through Old City towards the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for the festival.

The route will be dotted with some great places to grab a bite and a drink, including a few eateries that are offering PrideDay specials. Whether you’ll ...

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The Franklin Bar’s Anniversary Menu Is a Solar System of Booze

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Franklin Bar/Official

Yesterday, we told you about the big party the present (and former) crew of the Franklin Bar were going to be throwing this weekend to celebrate their 8th anniversary. But we talked to Jason Elliott at the Franklin yesterday and he had a little more information to share — namely the cocktail menu and who the brains are behind each drink that’s going to be on the menu this weekend, starting on Friday, June 16.

Eight planets, eight cocktails, signifying eight years in business, put together by eight different Franklin bartenders. Here’s what that kind of thing ...

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10 Restaurants Worth the Drive From Philadelphia

Source: Eater Philly

These must-try eateries are all within two hours of Philly

Whether it’s a lack of AC or a surplus of dripping cups of wooder ice, summertime in Philly is a decidedly sticky affair. But that makes it the ideal season to hop in the car, roll down the windows, and hit the road in search of destination dining experiences. This lineup of road trip–worthy spots will lead to slurping oysters and sipping martinis against a backdrop of river views, knocking back some of the region’s best beers, and digging into a buffet of mind-blowing proportions, all within two hours of ...

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Pistola’s Crew to Open a Third Concept on East Passyunk Avenue

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz


The trio behind Philly’s two Pistola’s restaurants, Jose Pistola’s and Sancho Pistola’s — Joe Gunn, Casey Parker, and Adán Trinidad — are heading south for their third concept. The old Palladino’s space, situated at the Passyunk Avenue gateway, will be home to their new restaurant and bar.

Trinidad confirmed with Foobooz today that they are, in fact, moving into 1934 East Passyunk Avenue, a space owned by PARC (Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation — the organization responsible for turning the Avenue into the restaurant row that it is today). Little-to-no details have been disclosed, but expect similar vibes to that of the other two ...

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Baology, Center City’s New Taiwanese Street Food Spot, Is Open for Business

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

We love Philadelphia’s current fast-casual wave: chefs from the city’s top restaurants are opening concepts based on crowd-pleasing foods like pizza, hummus, and falafel, filtering these cheap eats through a hip, sophisticated lens.

And the latest addition to this high-low trend is a welcome one: Baology, Judy Ni and Andy Tessier’s thoughtfully sourced homage to Taiwanese street food, fills a significant gap in the city’s fast-casual roster.

Located in the Sterling building at 1829 JFK Boulevard, Baology presents the Taiwanese food Ni ate as the child of first-generation immigrants; her grandmother, who lived with the family for half ...

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Vetri’s Navy Yard Restaurant Gets a New Name and Concept

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Lo Spiedo/Facebook

Lo Spiedo was always a solid enough concept for the Navy Yard. It was a back-to-the-basics approach by the Vetri Family culinary team, where a casual American menu centered itself around the kitchen’s custom-built spit and wood-fired grill. According to co-owner Jeff Benjamin, lunchtime was great for the restaurant — so was happy hour — which makes sense if you consider the 12,000-or-so employees working at the Navy Yard complex.

But when the Vetri higher-ups sat around the boardroom to brainstorm ways to grow its dinner crowd, Brad Spence (the chef-partner behind Amis) proposed a name/concept-change: Bar Amis.

The 13th Street trattoria, after all, is ...

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Monday Morning TL;DR: This Is The Craziest Way To Get A Free Shot of Whiskey

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Welcome to another Monday and another week here at Foobooz. If you’ve found your way here, it’s probably because you want to know more about the “Trump 10”, the naked onion terrorist in Pittsburgh, or how to get a free shot in Thailand (hint: it isn’t worth it).

But we’re going to start off this week with something that everyone wants to know about: weed pizza.

Get High, Order Pizza, Repeat

Okay, so here’s the deal. We know that there are states out there that are more enlightened than our lovely commonwealth — places where you can run ...

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