- Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
- 914-22 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-627-7500
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- Cuisine: Bar
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Hours: Daily 5pm - 2am
“Lately I feel that, spoiled by recent years of plenty, we’ve slid into a period of casual-sex restaurants: They feel good, sure, but do they challenge us? Do they have a point of view? Are they adding something to the conversation? At first glance, Heritage seemed to be just another lemming, offering a couple hours of pleasant distraction with the same ol’ new-American menu of kale salad, crudo and smoked things. Reading through online, the list felt inexplicably wintry. It was 95 degrees. I didn’t want to eat brisket with cabbage, trout in truffled broth or duck confit. I didn’t want to eat at Heritage. Now, thanks to chef Sean Magee, I can’t wait to go back.”
Despite what the weather might be doing, we’re calling it: Spring is here. And as always, the change in seasons gives us an excuse to look forward at all the upcoming restaurant openings that we’re excited about.
So here’s what we’ve got coming up on the calendar. One word of caution though: Before you all go getting too excited about one place or another, let’s keep in mind that restaurant opening dates are HIGHLY speculative. As history has taught us time and time again, just because some place says it’s going to be open in April doesn’t mean that we won’t still be waiting for it to open its door come November. Of next year. Read more »
Jason Evanchik certainly knows what he’s doing when it comes to opening bars. He’s been quietly building an unpretentious bar/restaurant empire (Garage, Time, Bar, Vintage, Growlers) without self-aggrandizing fanfare. Next up? Perhaps, our friends at Foobooz say, this property on Second Street near Liberty Lands Park in NoLibs, for which he has a liquor license but no lease yet.