Want To Celebrate Chinese New Year With The Crew From Bing Bing?


Sure, you might be able to find a better way to celebrate Chinese New Year than with a multi-course menu put together by Ben Puchowitz and his crew from Bing Bing Dim Sum. But do you really want to risk it? On this most dumpling-est of holidays?

So for safety’s sake, let me just inform you that reservations are currently being taken for their party, happening on January 30th. There’s a limited number available. They’re gonna go fast. And if you’re looking to plan ahead? Well, you know what to do.

We’ve got the menu below if you need convincing.

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Center City Restaurant Group Moving On Brewerytown



Between Crime & Punishment’s brewing operation, the new Flying Fish Craft House (with Bar Rescue‘s Brian Duffy as a partner) and SpOt Burger’s first brick and mortar location on West Girard Avenue, Brewerytown is going through a bit of a food and beer resurgence.

And now, with the announcement that Center City’s Tavern Group (Tavern On Camac, UBar, the Tavern Restaurant) is moving into the neighborhood with a restaurant and taproom, things there are only getting hotter. They’re taking over a space at 1216 North 29th Street that was once home to Sarah’s Place and, before that, Sara’s Place (no “h,” get it?). The deal was made with MSC Retail and MM Partners, who turned Sara’s Place into Sarah’s Place a couple years back when Brewerytown was first starting to turn around, then operated it until it closed.

Got all that?

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Amis Is Getting A Second Location

Sal's meatballs at Amis | Photo via Amis

Sal’s meatballs at Amis | Photo via Amis

So word went out this morning that Marc Vetri, Brad Spence and their Urban Outfitters partners were planning a second location for Amis–the successful, Roman-style Italian restaurant on 13th Street that was part of the package of restaurants that Vetri sold to Urban in 2015.

Unfortunately, it’s gonna be a little bit of a drive if you want to check it out because they’re opening it in Westport, Connecticut.

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Free Empanadas And An All-You-Can-Eat Taco Party


Today, Friday, January 13th, is the one-year anniversary of Revolution Taco. And how are they celebrating over on Walnut Street? With an all-day party, featuring free empanadas, all-you-can-eat tacos, beer, music and more. And it all starts at noon.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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You Know What Sounds Nice? Ice Cream Sandwich Delivery


<–See those things over there? Those are ice cream sandwiches from Zsa’s Ice Cream–the small-batch, artisan creamery that normally operates out of a truck during the warmer months. They are, all on their own, pretty damn tasty. But you know what makes them even better?

Having them delivered right to your door.

So isn’t it good news then that for two weekends next month–on Superbowl Sunday and on the Sunday before Valentine’s Day (which is February 12th)–that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do.

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Stephen Starr Still Has Plans For Philly

Stephen Starr

Stephen Starr

Stephen Starr is having a big year. There was the surprise Paris restaurant opening. Le Coucou (the New York restaurant he’s doing with partner Daniel Rose) got named as the best restaurant of 2016 by Pete Wells. And he currently has 33 restaurants up and running in Philly and elsewhere.

And in this month’s Vanity Fair, he gets a big interview in which he talks about his sudden success, getting fired from his first DJ job, his fear of heights and, most important to us here at Foobooz World HQ, his future plans for restaurants in Philly.

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The Apocalypse Is Coming To Fishtown And Dilworth Park


One of these things is absolutely, definitely, 100% happening. And the other seems almost too bizarre to be true (and yet apparently is). But we have two apocalypse-themed news items to round up this morning, so let’s get at it shall we?

Tomorrow, in Dilworth Park, there’s going to be a zombie skate at the Rothman ice rink. And at some point in the future (like possibly this spring), Mad Rex–an apocalypse theme restaurant and virtual reality experience–will be opening in Fishtown.

No, really.

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Tapas And Pintxos At Jezabel’s


Last month, chef Jezabel Careaga did an event where she and her crew laid on a spread of tapas and pintxos at her Argentine cafe, Jezabel’s, in Fitler Square. It wasn’t supposed to be a big deal–just a one-night-only kind of thing where she’d get to show off some of the small plates that she loved.

But the way things turned out, that first event was really successful. So now, Jezabel’s is doing it again. And tomorrow night’s event is likely going to be the start of a monthly series of similar dinners.

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Friday The Firkinteenth At Grey Lodge This Friday


For 18 years, Grey Lodge has been throwing their Friday the Firkinteenth events whenever a Friday the 13th rolls around on the calendar. And guess what? This Friday is another one–the 34th in a row–and the crew is going to be dividing the festivities up into two sessions: Noon to 6pm and 6pm to midnight. There’ll be 13 cask ales for each session (26 total), with 7 tapped at a time.

There’s no cover. Everything is pay-as-you-go. And we’ve got the cask lists for both sessions below.

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