Quick Bites: New Hai Street, Little Baby’s in DC, The Oval Returns

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Hai Street Sushi Burrito opens in the food court at the Shops at Liberty Place.

Hai Street Kitchen opens its newest location today. The sushi roll fast-serve spot is now serving in the food court at the Shops of Liberty Place. This is Hai Street’s third Philadelphia location. There are also two locations in New York and a food truck roaming Philadelphia.

In other Philadelphia concepts branching out, Little Baby’s Ice Cream has a pop-up in Washington D.C. On Sundays. Washingtonians can get Little Baby’s unusual brand of ice cream on Sundays from 11am to 8pm in the Trickling Springs Creamery booth at Union Market.

The Oval sets a return date and a BYOB closes »

Philly Beer Week Kicks Off Friday with Opening Tap

philly beer week pbw hog 940Philly Beer Week begins this Friday, June 3rd. And the best week of the year kicks off with the Opening Tap at the Fillmore. The event kicks off with the arrival of the Hammer of Glory, the ceremonial tapping of the first keg of Brotherly Suds 7, a collaboration beer brewed with the help of seven local breweries.

Opening Tap is an especially exciting event for local beer advocates, as more than 40 local breweries, all located within 100-miles of City Hall, will be handing out samples. General admission tickets are $46 and include a 4-ounce souvenir glass and the chance to try Fire, Flood & Plague, the collaborative brew created by Amsterdam’s Brouwerij DeMolenand Philly’s own Yards Brewing. Fire, Flood & Plague is a Porter, brewed with licorice and hopped with Amarillo and Galena hops that clocks in at 9.9% ABV.

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Field Guide: 12 Hidden Outdoor Dining Spots in Philadelphia

Outdoor garden at Little Nonna's | Photo by Jason Varney

Outdoor garden at Little Nonna’s | Photo by Jason Varney

The Center City District now counts 412 outdoor dining cafes in just Philadelphia’s downtown area. Many a sidewalk has been turned over to eating al fresco. But if you’re looking to dine in the sunshine without the crowds, out of earshot of the SEPTA bus and away from the peering eyes of passersby, you’ve come to the right place. Here, our picks for the 12 best hidden outdoor dining spots in Philadelphia.

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Staying in the City This Memorial Day Weekend? You Will Not Go Hungry

Mike's BBQ is popping up at the Garage

Mike’s BBQ is popping up at the Garage

Over the last decade or so, it seems like the city doesn’t get abandoned as it used to, but Memorial Day definitely feels like the weekend when the city empties out the most. But if you are staying around, there are still fun things to do.

Over at Fitler Dining Room, where some of their management, employees and customers have jetted down to the Jersey Shore, those left behind are throwing a weekend long shindig called Taco Hut. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from noon to 9 p.m. the normally high-end American restaurant will go Mexican with tacos, taquitos, sopes and of course, margaritas.

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Heading to the Jersey Shore? Don’t Head Out Without Our Guide to the Best Shore Eats

Illustration by Melissa McFeeters

Illustration by Melissa McFeeters

Heading down to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend? Enjoy yourself but don’t head out without Philadelphia magazine’s guide to the Best Shore Eats. It has everything you need from the best shore pizza to the best boardwalk eats of Ocean City and Wildwood. And of course we also list the 20 best restaurants from Cape May to Long Beach Island.

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Rosa Blanca Cafe Being Replaced at Dilworth Park

dilworth park view from cafe 940On Wednesday, June 1st, Dilworth Park will have a new cafe. Brûlée Catering is taking over the cafe which has been run by Garces Events as Rosa Blanca Cafe. On Thursday, May 26th, the cafe will close for renovations. Brûlée will provide a concession in front of the building to accommodate park visitors through the changeover.

The new cafe will offer a menu of American cuisine, sandwiches, salads and healthy snacks. The cafe will also offer coffee, craft beer, wine and cocktails.

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Neshaminy Creek Brewing Opening a Taproom in Fishtown

Neshaminy Creek's new tap room at 957 Frankford Avenue

Neshaminy Creek’s new tap room at 957 Frankford Avenue

Neshaminy Creek Brewing, which has been thriving at their Bucks County home, has announced it is expanding to Philadelphia with a taproom. The brewery has signed a lease for 957 Frankford Avenue, across from the Fillmore.

The brewery is taking advantage of a newly created advantage for Pennsylvania brewers. The change in the PLCB code allows breweries to open two satellite locations without the expense and time of adding another license.

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Tonight: A Seed Dinner, Center City Sips Preview and Strong Beers

seed dinner 940Tonight, Buckminster’s chef Rob Marzinsky is joining up with Brick and Mortar’s Brian Ricci for a five-course dinner at Brick and Mortar to benefit the Roughwood Seed Collection. The dinner uses products from Roughwood and includes a complimentary cocktail from bartender Christina Rando. Roughwood is dedicated to preserving rare seeds and continuing their use in the world. The five-course dinner is $55 per person and there will also be seeds for sale at the restaurant.

Dinner is $55 per person and is offered between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The menu is available here.

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SpOt Burger Rolls Out New Menu with Hot Dogs and Sweets

Spot Burger at 2821 West Girard Avenue | Photo by Arthur Etchells

Spot Burger at 2821 West Girard Avenue | Photo by Arthur Etchells

SpOt Burger which opened its brick-and-mortar storefront in Brewerytown back in January has rolled out the first major revision to its menu. The Best of Philly winning cheesesteak is there as well as the impressive Jawn and Sloppy Joe, as are the burgers that range from the SpOt burger with bacon, cheddar, pickles, coleslaw and SpOt sauce to the over-the-top Umami burger made with mushrooms, grilled onions, lettuce, ssamjang, pickled daikon, cucumber and teriyaki. New however is the of option mini beef or chicken burgers served with cheese,pickles and onions.

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Cook and Solo Open Dizengoff in New York

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Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook celebrate Dizengoff’s arrival in New York.

This Wednesday, Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook will open their first restaurant outside of Philadelphia. The dynamic duo are opening a branch of Dizengoff in Chelsea Market. The official opening is set for Wednesday, May 25th but Eater NY reports the hummusiya opened softly yesterday.

Dizengoff NYC has been named one of the 26 most exciting openings of spring, 2016 by Bloomberg Business and like its Philadelphia counterpart, it will be all about the hummus. The New York location will also offer Israeli wines and shakshouka all day everyday. The opening moves Dizengoff up a spot on our Fast Casual Tracker. An announcement of a third location might keep them climbing.

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