- Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
- 128 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-568-1027
- Cuisine: Sushi
- Price: $$$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Seriously, I know that people like drinking outside and that, for years, we had to fight just to see one or two beer gardens open for the summer. But now it seems like these things are opening/popping up/changing location every weekend, and pretty soon we’re going to get to the point where there’s one on every block.
Not saying this is a bad thing, just… Man, how things have changed.
Anyway, there are two new beer gardens for you to explore this weekend. And the first one also comes with sushi.
Yesterday afternoon, American Airlines, Philadelphia International Airport and airport hospitality firm, OTG put on an impressive show to announce a $30 million overhaul of PHL’s Terminal B. That overhaul will include eateries from eight well known local chefs and restaurateurs.
The event took place at American Airlines huge hanger at the southern end of the airport. The chefs and restaurateurs, including Top Chef winners Nick Elmi and Kevin Sbraga descended the steps of a sparkling American Airlines plane to take their places along with PHL’s CEO Rochelle Cameron, Cedric Rockamore of American Airlines and OTG’s founder Rick Blatstein. After a highly-polished video about the transformation of Terminal B, samples of each restaurant’s food, plus wine and beer were brought out.
The project has been in the pipeline for a number of years old and several of the chefs involved admitted, that they thought their involvement was dead. When complete, the overhauled terminal will have eight new eateries and thousands of iPads from which to order food right to the gate.
Tonight at 6 p.m., Zama Tanaka, owner of Zama and CoZara, will be at Pat’s King of Steaks for the next Pat’s Guest Chef Series.