The idea of restaurants transforming themselves into something completely different during summer’s dog days is fantastic. I mean seriously, what could be more refreshing (for the staff, the kitchen, the neighborhood) than a radical change of course that everyone knows is temporary? You could become anything. A sushi bar. A corn dog stand. Or, in the case of Old City BYO Bistro 7, a taqueria called Dos Rosas.
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Behind the Line: Joe Beddia
We talk to the man whose pizza's on the cover of Best of Philly.
50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia
Introducing the new quarterly update of our 50 Best Restaurants list.
Will a Chain Spot Kill East Passyunk’s Cool?
Remember Walnut Street.
In December, former Zahav server Tanya Peters filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that the Society Hill restaurant owed servers big bucks, and now Philly Mag has learned that Zahav has agreed to pay to settle the case. Read more »
A beloved Delaware County diner featured prominently in the locally-shot 2012 flick Silver Linings Playbook has closed temporarily after a grease fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damages to its kitchen. Read more »
Delice et Chocolat, a French-style patisserie and café, is now open in Ardmore — and a Le Bec Fin alum is behind the confectionery creations.
Best of Philly 2017 is now online as well as at newsstands. Check out the best in pizza as well as the rest of the Best in food, drink, shopping, beauty, health, fitness, fun and games.
Judging on a variety of factors, eight Philly Mag taste-testers dug into margherita pies (or whatever the “plain version was) from &pizza, MOD Pizza, Blaze Pizza, and Snap Custom Pizza. And, ding! Ding! Ding! The results were unanimous: Snap Custom Pizza takes the cake — er, pie.
Here, what our tasters had to say:
The 12th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival is back this Sunday, July 30th, with 140 classic, antique, muscle, and show cars, motorcycles, and trucks lining the Avenue.
And to go along all the shiny and chrome are bites from more than 24 restaurants and food trucks, including the brand-new chain tapas bar Barcelona and not-yet-open Pistola’s Del Sur and Manatawny Still Works’ new tasting room.
The best part? Each food vendor is offering at least one food and drink item for the low, low price of just $5.
Korean-by-way-of-pub-grub spot SouthGate is turning two — and all week long, they’re celebrating with $2 deals on bites and more.
High Street on Market’s slate of high summer producer dinners continues this Thursday, July 27th with a cheese-centric menu and Berks County’s Valley Milkhouse.
Remember when “modern Spanish tapas” restaurants were all the rage? It was a grand ol’ time (in the early ’00s), when chefs could charge big mark-ups on tiny bites of food dressed in micro-greens, stamp the word “tapas” on it, and sling it out into the dining room where hungry guests would crowd around three peas on a shiny earthenware share-plate and call it a night. We loved it. Ate it up. Small plates? How European.
And then, we — like we always do — got bored of it. Sure, Amada, Tinto, and Jamonera are all still there, alive and well. But we maxed out with our frou-frou Spanish restaurants, and slowly but surely, the tapas craze came to an end.