Where To Eat This Weekend: Pizza When You Least Expect It

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

Congratulations! You’ve survived another week. And if yours has been anything like mine, you need a pizza, a milkshake and a stiff drink–though maybe not in that order.

But have no fear. We’re here to help you make the best of this weekend. And we’re going to start with something that’s just so perfectly bizarre that I can’t stop telling people about it.

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9 Cold Treats In Philly That Are Better Than Water Ice

It’s summer and it is hot. The easiest thing for any of us ink-stained food monkeys to do in such a situation is to throw together yet another list of the “Best Wooder Ice In BlahBlahBlah.”

But come on. You wanna know how to find the best water ice wherever you are in Philly? Do this. Figure out where you are. Are you in Fishtown? In Center City? In South Philly? Okay, now turn around in a full circle. Did you see a place thats serves water ice? Boom. Best in your area. If you didn’t see one, walk fifty feet and try again.

But we can do better than that. If water ice is everywhere and the best water ice is almost always whatever water ice is closest to you, then maybe we can look beyond that and find some things that are more interesting than water ice. Maybe even (gasp!) better than water ice. Because Philly is full of really interesting things made by people bringing recipes from other places that also get really hot for part of the year. So the next time frozen water isn’t quite the thing you want, maybe you could try…

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Monday Morning TL;DR: When You Play The Game of Cones You Either Win or…Eat Ice Cream

Blue Bunny/Facebook

Happy Monday, everyone! If you’ve found yourself here once again, it’s probably because you heard someone made an Iron Throne out of ice cream cones. Or that we’ve got some information here on pairing wine and weed. Or maybe you were just wondering what a highway covered in 7,500 pounds of slime eels looks like.

Whatever it is, we’ve got what you’re looking for. So let’s begin with…

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Where to Eat This Weekend: Party Like Donald Trump

Photo courtesy of Oyster House

Congratulations! You made it to the weekend without melting. I think that calls for a celebration, don’t you? And whether you’re looking for a lobster dinner, French food, cheap shots, barbecue or just somewhere to party with a bunch of your friends in Atlantic City, we’ve got you covered.

And as always, if this list of weekend diversions isn’t enough for you, don’t forget to check out our list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia, just updated for the summer.

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Tickets Go On Sale Today for This Year’s Audi FEASTIVAL


I know it’s summer. And I know that summers in Philly are absolutely full of awesome food events. But those of you out there who know a thing or two also know that some of those events are more important than others. If you’re serious about this kind of thing, some of them are just can’t-miss.

Audi FEASTIVAL is one of those. And today we get to announce that this year’s party has a date and a location, and that for those of you willing to buy your tickets early, you’ll get $75 off by using our Foobooz discount code.

Interested? Thought you might be. Here’s what you need to know.

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Monday Morning TL;DR: Is the Best Wine in the World Really $10 a Bottle?

Happy Monday everyone. If you’ve found your way here, it’s probably because you want to know more about this $10 bottle of bubbly that’s rocketing up the charts and being called (somewhat misleadingly) the best wine in the world. It isn’t. Not really. But it is ranked among the best sparkling wines in the world. And it does cost only $10 a bottle. Which maybe isn’t such a great headline, but IS a rather remarkable feat.

Oh, and also? We’ve got news about a naked coffee fight in Elkhart, Indiana, a McDonald’s lobster roll and the true cost of America’s lack of essential cybersecurity: an Oreo shortage.

But let’s start with that wine, huh?

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Where To Eat This Weekend: Nothing But The Best, Day Or Night

Side of the Road Jerk Chicken, from our list of Philly’s best drunk food/Facebook

Okay, so this weekend more than any weekend in recent memory, we’re presenting you with a wealth of options for experiencing the best of Philadelphia dining. For starters, we’ve got the newly-updated 50 Best Restaurants list. Then there’s our guide to the best drunk food in Philly. And that’s not even counting the fried chicken and ice cream.

You ready? Because here we go…

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Drunken Dining: The Best Drunk Food in Philly

Prima Pizza Taqueria Mexicana/Yelp

When it comes to food and drink, there are a lot of things that Philly does well. Hoagies, gin, the neighborhood gastropub. I’d put our Italian restaurants up against anyone else’s. Our craft beer scene is the envy of just about any city out there. And no one takes a perfectly good plate of anything and puts an egg on top of it the way Philly does.

But take a look at that list. A lot of what we do? It has alcohol at the center of it. Our breweries, our distilleries and tasting rooms and all those gastropubs are places where the drinking has just as much weight as the eating. And there’s nothing wrong with that (as a matter of fact, I’d say there’s just about everything right about that), but it does make us necessary experts in one other area of cuisine as well: Drunk food.

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Obsession: Love & Honey Reviewed

Fried chicken is the star at Love and Honey (Photo: Facebook)

There’s something about fried chicken that speaks to the obsessive streak in certain people. Like barbecue, like soup dumplings, fried chicken is one of those things that dedicated eaters can spend a lifetime cataloging, going further and further afield, chasing after some sweet and mythical epitome like all their breath and future happiness depend on it.

And those who cook it? Particularly among those who do it for a living, fried chicken becomes not just a food—not just an edible object whose preparation requires a certain set of discrete steps—but a vocation. A passion on which they can spend an inordinate amount of time, sweat and treasure.

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Sneak Preview: August Classes at COOK

It’s that time again. Tickets for August classes at COOK are going on sale today at 2pm, but we just got an early look at the schedule. So for those of you who knows how this goes (the best classes sell out super-fast, those who want in need an advantage), we’re here to help with a sneak preview of the schedule. So whether you’re looking for a Hawaiian luau with the Poi Dog crew, a night of Sicilian summer treats from Michael Vincent Ferreri or a crash course on cooking tomatoes from Joncarl Lachman, take a look through this list, make your picks, and be ready to start clicking when the schedule goes live at 2pm.

So without further ado, here’s what August looks like at COOK.

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