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Mercedes-Benz Stadium shows off new concessions: What to grab and what to skip

Source: Atlanta Magazine

By now you’ve likely heard about the big dining names coming to Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Iberian Pig, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Antico, and Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger, to name a few. Concentrics (One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks) is even operating a full-service restaurant, Molly B’s, that will be open on non-game days. But what about the rest of the stadium’s concessions? While we didn’t get a chance to try the much-talked-about $2 hot dogs and $3 pizza slices at a stadium-sponsored media preview this morning, we did get to taste a few of the more premium (but still fairly priced for a ...

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Hear Some of Philly’s Top Restaurateurs and Urban Farmers Talk Food Justice

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Resilient Roots Community Farm/Facebook

Urban farmers and activists and restaurant leaders like Steve Cook and South Philly Barbacoa’s Ben Miller are coming together next week to address pressing social issues around food in Philadelphia.

City & State PA, in partnership with WHYY, is hosting The Politics of Food, an event dedicated to exploring the future of racial and economic food justice efforts in the city, on Tuesday, July 25th.

The event consists of two concurrent roundtable panels followed by drinking and dining. Cook and Miller, as well as Pennsylvania Executive Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Smith and Emma Kornetsky...

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Fishtown Brewpub Opens Next Weekend

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Fishtown Brewpub/Facebook

Fishtown is about to get another craft brewery-slash-gastropub: Fishtown Brewpub will open for business on Saturday, July 29th.

Fishtown Brewpub announced on their Facebook page last night that their doors will officially open on July 29th at noon.

The brewery, which will brew its own beer in addition to serving food and drink, is located at 1101 Frankford Avenue at Wildey Street, just south of Girard Avenue.

Fishtown Brewpub [Facebook]

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What is like to be a colorblind chef?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Stuffed Zucchini with Georgia chantrelles, arroz verde.Photograph by Wesley Stanfield Photography Chef Benjamin Meyer, of the Westside Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant, likes to theme his rotating chef’s specials by color—a yellow pepper bisque and a yellow watermelon salad, or a zucchini stuffed with green rice. The premise sounds a little gimmicky until you learn that for Meyer, these dishes represent a challenge. The chef is colorblind. “A lot of people hear the word ‘colorblind’ and they think you’re walking in a black-and-white world,” he explains. “You see different shadings, but people don’t understand how smart the human mind is. ...

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This West Philly Artist Will Bring You a Surprise Pizza

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Photo by Alex Jones

Wanna crush some ‘za but don’t feel like going outside? You’ve got several options for delivery, from schmancy chef-driven pizza through Caviar to your neighborhood pizza joint. With luck, you’ll be eating an ok-to-pretty-good (depending on your location and desired price point), still-hot pizza within an hour.

But where’s the fun in that?

Instead, you could let West Philly-based theater artist and performer Donna Oblongata bring you a pizza…sometime. Somewhere, at a location you’re likely to be (a little social media sleuthing might be involved). And there’s no telling what she’ll put on it.

That’s the ...

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Bartenders at Pink Show in A.C. Believe Thousands in Tips Went Missing

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

The crowd at last week’s Pink concert on the beach in Atlantic City. (Photo courtesy atlanticcitydesign.com)

Last week, tens of thousands of Pink fans crammed onto the Atlantic City beach for a concert by the Grammy-winning singer. With tickets priced at $72 for general admission and way higher for VIP access, Pink and the concert producers no doubt walked away with a ton of money. But the bartenders who worked the concert say they didn’t make out quite so well. Read more »

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Latin-American Seafood Spot Pala’a Opens in Ardmore

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Photo courtesy of Pala’a

Pala’a, a Latin-American spot specializing in seafood, is now open in Ardmore at 18 West Lancaster Avenue.

The BYO specializes in ceviche, tartare, and chupe (chowder) as well as Venezuelan specialties like patacones (fried plantain sandwiches) and arepas (grilled corn cakes stuffed with meat or fish). They’re also serving up house-made fresh juices, like the refreshing lime and sugar cane juice beverage papelón, and frozen sorbete.

Latin-American Seafood Spot Pala’a Opens in Ardmore

Photo courtesy of Pala’a

Pala’a is owned and operated by entrepreneur Cira Ferriera, engineer-turned-caterer Levi Hernandez, and server Ivan Brcek, who hail from Venezuela. The 23-seat ...

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Bacchanalia has a new exec chef

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jonathan Kallini has been named new executive chef at Bacchanalia. / Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee

More change is underway at Bacchanalia. Recently relocated from Westside Provisions District to Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in West Midtown, the fine dining establishment now has a new executive chef. Jonathan Kallini has been promoted to the top position from his previous role there as chef de cuisine.

Kallini replaces Joe Schafer, who has accepted a position as executive chef for the Atlanta Hawks. Tuesday was Schafer’s last day.

Anne Quatrano, who operates Bacchanalia with her husband Clifford Harrison, shared the news Wednesday via Instagram:

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At Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger, you can get a “Closed on Sunday” chicken sandwich with a half-pound of fries

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Closed on Sunday chicken sandwichPhoto by David Cameron Coming soon to Mercedes-Benz stadium, Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger promises to take sports concessions to the next level, serving cheesesteaks, pork French dip sandwiches, adult slushies, and a “Closed on Sunday” fried chicken sandwich to hungry soccer and football fans. Located behind the western end zone on the 200 level, Gamechanger is aiming for an August 26 debut but may open earlier to season ticketholders. We chatted with the Gunshow and Revival chef to learn more about his latest venture: Why is it called Gamechanger? It’s about the new stadium and the promise ...

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Meet South Philly’s Old-Timey Ice Cream Man

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats/Yelp

What’s your dream job?

Chris D’Emilio asked himself that question a few years ago. And by any standard, he’s made his dream a reality in record time.

But it didn’t exactly happen overnight.

“I was a casino dealer at SugarHouse for six years,” says D’Emilio. Three years in, at the end of a particularly bad night, he sat at the bar, considering his options. “I was thinking, what’s a job that’s a not-job? And for some reason, ice cream man popped into my head.”

D’Emilio recalled the neighborhood ice cream man from his childhood in ...

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David Ansill Teams Up with Saint Benjamin for Jamaican Jerkfest

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Photo courtesy of Saint Benjamin Brewing Company

Chef David Ansill is popping up all over the place lately: a few weeks ago, he was at Amis, serving up long lost favorites from his fondly remembered French spot Pif.

And next week, the chef — who spent time in Jamaica a few years back — is joining Kensington’s Saint Benjamin Brewing Company for a night of island cuisine next Wednesday.

Jamaican Jerkfest goes down on July 26th. Saint Benjamin head brewer Andrew Foss will be tapping a limited release barrel of their Export Stout that’s been aged in a ...

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Beef Noodle Soup, Taiwan’s National Dish, Pops Up at Baology on August 5th

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz


Baology, the Taiwanese street food spot specializing in bao buns, potstickers, and the overstuffed “burritos” known as ruen bing, has quickly become one of our favorite lunch spots here at Foobooz HQ since opening last month. How could they not be when they serve up a delicious, sustainably sourced, lightning-fast lunch for around $10 only a block from our office?

Now that they’ve got the midday meal routine down, owners Judy Ni Tessier and Andy Tessier have extended their hours to 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays. And on Saturday, August 5th, they’re hosting a one-night ...

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There’s a Colossal Middle Eastern Restaurant, Market, and Garden Opening in Fishtown

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz


The team behind Fishtown’s restaurant and wine bar, ROOT, is doubling down on Frankford with an absolutely enormous three-headed monster of a concept called Suraya (say it “suh-RAY-ah”): part Lebanese restaurant, part Levantine market, part-outdoor garden inside a 10,000 sq. ft. space at 1528 Frankford Avenue.

Way back when, Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy were supposed to take the space and turn it into a restaurant built around a garden, which was a pretty neat idea. But that fell through, so Greg Root, Nick Kennedy, and Nathalie Richan (who also owns the beloved NoLibs French/Middle Eastern bruncherie ...

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The Best Milkshakes in Philly Right Now

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Jack N’ S’mores shake at Frankford Hall | Photo by Claudia Gavin

It’s high summer here in Philadelphia, and that means it’s hot, sticky, and sweaty out — which is the perfect excuse to duck into your favorite air-conditioned establishment for that holy grail of summertime sips: the milkshake. Part ice cream, part beverage, all cooling, creamy deliciousness to help take your mind off the heat.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite spots to indulge in a drinkable midsummer sweet treat. With (multiple!) vegan options, gelato frappés, and even (omg) pie-boosted versions, our list will guide ...

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After cars hit the building twice, Ammazza won’t reopen until next year

Source: Atlanta Magazine

  This is what Ammazza looked like after a car crashed into the building in June. A second car hit it in July.Photograph courtesy of Hugh Connerty When the hood of a car plowed through the front wall of Ammazza in June, no one could have predicted that another car would crash into almost the exact same spot of the building nearly a month later. The popular Neapolitan pizzeria sits at the intersection of Randolph Street and Edgewood Avenue, a site that has earned two “no turn on red” signs and a whole lot of recent attention. On the morning ...

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Ready, set, pour! The first Waiters’ Race Atlanta raises money for the Giving Kitchen

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Participants line up for the first Waiters’ Race Atlanta at Shops Buckhead Atlanta.Photograph by Rachel Pittman There’s no use crying over spilled milk, but you couldn’t have blamed one of the servers competing in the first ever Waiters’ Race Atlanta in Buckhead on Friday afternoon for shedding a few tears over spilled champagne. Benefiting the Giving Kitchen and hosted by the Industry Fund, a new local nonprofit with a similar mission of supporting hospitality workers in their time of need, the quirky event was a take on the “Course des Garcons de Cafe,” a century-old Bastille Day tradition where waiters ...

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London Grill Brings Maine to Fairmount with Lobster Month

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

If you’re lucky, you’re probably planning to spend a little time during the month of August somewhere with lots of sand, cooling breezes, and summery shore eats.

But for those hot days next month when you’d rather be on the beach but are stuck on the city, there’s hope: London Grill is bringing a coastal Maine treat to Fairmount with their annual Lobster Month.

Owner Terry Berch hosts this celebration of Maine’s iconic crustacean each year in August. And that’s not all she’s bringing: dishes featured for Lobster Month will be served alongside beers from Maine’s Allagash Brewing (that’s ...

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Nick Elmi’s New Old City Bar Has a Name

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Back in May, word got out that Top Chef-winner Nick Elmi would be opening his third project in Old City in partnership with David Frank and Stephen Simons (the guys behind Khyber Pass Pub, Royal Tavern, Triangle Tavern, the Cantinas in East Passyunk and NoLibs, and Royal Sushi & Izakaya). Back then, Elmi didn’t even have a name. All we knew was that it’d be a chef-driven bar, and that it’d be somewhat of a departure from the likes of his first two spots: Laurel, his French, East Passyunk jewel box, and next door to it, ITV, a cocktail and wine bar with ...

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Got five minutes? Holler & Dash can have a biscuit ready for you

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Rendering of Holler & DashBy FRCH Design Worldwide If you crave brunch fare on the regular, but don’t always have time for the whole wait-in-line, sip mimosa, wait-some-more production, you’re a likely target for the newest biscuit shop coming to the Westside. Holler & Dash Biscuit House made a name for itself as a comfort food breakfast-and-lunch option in Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. Come August, it’s bringing its house-made biscuits, cage-free eggs, and hormone-free proteins to 1085 Howell Mill Road. “Atlanta’s food scene is very diverse, but it has that foundation of Southern emphasis,” Holler & Dash culinary director Brandon ...

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Cheu Fishtown Will Open This Friday

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Clockwise from top: beef and kimchi bing, wasabi rice cakes, brisket ramen

When Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh’s opened their ramen shop, Cheu Noodle Bar, there wasn’t a doubt in the world — at least by us (for Puchowitz and Darragh, it was a different story) — that the concept would be a great success. And now, four years in, Cheu Noodle Bar feels classic, like it’s been here for decades, because those guys know how to make a restaurant fit in in Philly. They did it in Washington Square West, and then again with Bing Bing ...

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Standout South Philly Indian Restaurant Moving to The Bourse

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

South Philly Sausage Fest/Twitter

After a year and eight months open just off West Passyunk Avenue, Best of Philly winner Chaat and Chai will close this weekend (Friday or Saturday will be the last day — check Facebook later this week for an official date).

Fans of the restaurant needn’t worry, though. It will reopen at The Bourse’s impending chef-driven food hall in Spring 2018.

Chaat and Chai opened in South Philly in November of 2015. It was a new sort of Indian restaurant for the city with its walls covered in rainbow murals, its mismatched tables, chairs — even napkins — ...

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It’s Rosé Week at Barbuzzo, Jamonera, Little Nonna’s, and More

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

We’re in deep summer now, folks — and chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are giving sweaty, sticky Philadelphia exactly what it needs to get through this week: lots and lots of rosé.

The restaurateurs are bringing rosé-centric prix fixe menus to Barbuzzo on Monday, July 17th, Little Nonna’s on Tuesday July 18th, and Jamonera on Wednesday, July 19th. Each menu will be paired with three different rosé wines, and three courses along with pairings will go for $48 per person each night.

And starting today and going through Friday, July 21st, rosé specials ...

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French Rotisseur Petit Roti Has Closed

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Petit Roti/Google Maps

Petit Roti, the French-inflected rotisseur and sandwich spot at 248 South 11th Street, has officially closed.

Chef-owner Olivier Desaintmartin said today that he “had too much on his plate” and closed Petit Roti late last week in order to focus more on his two other nearby spots, Zinc and Caribou Cafe.

No word yet on what might be taking Petit Roti’s place.

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Cool down this summer with watermelon pizza delivered to your door

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Summertime is heating up in Atlanta—school is out, days are longer, and it’s time for life to slow down. Between pool parties and afternoons in Piedmont Park, everybody is looking for a way to cool off. After a long day in the sun, a haul to the grocery store and turning on the oven isn’t at the top of a daily summer to-do list. Presenting a crave-worthy remedy for those hot summer days. Everyone knows watermelon makes the perfect summertime snack, no matter how you slice it. For your next block party, picnic, or backyard snack, Shipt is sharing three ...

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There’s truth in advertising at Yummy Spicy on Buford Highway

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The Yummy Spicy chicken at Yummy SpicyPhotograph by Ted Golden. Once upon a time in a little house across from Pine Tree Plaza on Buford Highway sat one of my favorite foot massage spots. I frequented the Vietnamese-owned spa for many years, even after a particularly rough massage session left me with bruises all over my back way too close to my wedding day. Today, the once dark space crowded with black leather massage chairs is home to an exciting new Chinese restaurant that has some of the best Sichuan food I have found inside the perimeter in recent memory. ...

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