Old City’s Bistro 7 Will Turn Into a Taqueria for One Month

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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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Best of Philly: In Search of Philly’s Best Quick-Serve Pizza

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:

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All the Food and Drink Deals at the 12th Annual East Passyunk Car Show This Weekend

Photo Courtesy of East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival

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.

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Townsend Wentz Plans a “Down-and-Dirty” Spanish Tapas Restaurant for Midtown Village

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, AmadaTinto, 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.

Well, kinda.

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