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Whetstone Tavern

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  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Meals Served: Dinner
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Hours: Monday through Friday: 11 am to 2 am; Saturday, Sunday: 10 am-2 am

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Celebrate the Solstice with Whetstone, Ela, and Southwark

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Wednesday, June 21st marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere — the time when the tilt of Earth on its axis puts us closest to the sun. That makes it the longest day of the year, and three of Queen Village’s top restaurants have teamed up to make the most of it with a street festival on Bainbridge Green tomorrow night.

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Eat Here Now: Whetstone Tavern

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A while ago (like all the way back in 2015), there were two big concepts driving new restaurant openings in Philly: the upscale neighborhood tavern and retro-American cuisine. Places like Bud & Marilyn’s, La Peg and Kevin Sbraga’s Juniper Commons were all inspired by this one-two punch of edible nostalgia, and while not everyone who chased this style was successful in the big, loud way that we expect restaurants to be (Juniper Commons closed after six months, La Peg went through some massive concept and menu changes), Jeremy Nolen’s Whetstone Tavern made its mark in a different way. It succeeded quietly.
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New Chef and Menu for Whetstone Tavern

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Jeremy Nolen has been at the helm of Whetstone Tavern for quite some time now while, at the same time, overseeing kitchen operations at Brauhaus Schmitz and Wursthaus Schmitz–two of the other properties owned by Doug Hager. But now, he’s stepping back in order to focus his attention more fully on Brauhaus and its sausage-centric modern German cuisine, and one of his long-time Whetstone cooks is stepping up to take over the kitchen himself.

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