Philadelphia Bars & Restaurants Celebrate May the Fourth

Cedar Point is offering Darth cheddar waffle grilled cheese served with yoda soup.

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen is offering Darth cheddar waffle grilled cheese served with yoda soup.

May the 4th has become a real nerdy holiday for Star Wars fans and Philadelphia bars and restaurants have been getting in on the fun all day with Star Wars related specials. The fun will continue all night as Stargazy is doing a special Star Wars (“StarWarzy”) themed pop-up at the Garage and Standard Tap goes way overboard with a Star Wars themed galactic pageant, amped up by the presence of the Craft Brewers Conference.

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Bakeshop on Twentieth Is Now Open.

bakeshop-on-20th-940The Bakeshop on Twentieth has opened off of Rittenhouse Square at 269 S 20th Street. The bakeshop was originally going to be opened as Spread Bake Shop but it has been renamed and according to Drew Lazor, is no longer affiliated with Spread Bagelry.  The shop offers an opening menu of croissants, cookies, scones, breakfast treats, bread, rolls, sticky buns, brownies plus coffee and tea.

The shop is open seven days a week and will add savory choices like soup and sandwiches in the coming weeks.

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Coming Soon: Spread Bake Shop


Though too late to meet your hamantaschen needs for Purim this year, Spread Bake Shop (brought to you by the fine folks from Spread Bagelry) will open up very soon. The shop, in the former Brown Betty space on 20th street, will be baking on premises the kind of sweets that you may have had at home (or at your friends’ houses) while growing up. Expect scones, muffins, sticky buns, and “mom’s coffee cake” alongside babka and rugelach and a few favorites that are less commonplace in Philly. They’ve changed the configuration of the space, so expect a walk-up counter in a subway-tiles-and-exposed-bricked space. Though there won’t be seating, customers will be welcome to bring their sweets to the cafe tables over at the Bagelry, which is great news for those who like to balance the savory with the sweet.

And of course, we have some construction pictures for you. Check them out after the jump.

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Quick Bites: Coffee, Sardines and Bobby Flay

Chef Johnny Mac says yo this a.m.

Rivals Bros. Coffee made its Love Park debut this morning. Look for the coffee truck every weekday from 7 to 10:30 a.m (They were still serving as of 2 p.m. today). Truck Menu [Facebook]

American Sardine Bar has passed its health inspection. Does this change your vote in our What Will Open First poll? [Twitter]

Spread Bagelry is expanding across the street. Spread Bake Shop, specializing in grilled corn muffins will replace the recently closed Brown Betty’s. [Meal Ticket]

Bobby’s Burger Palace is now open at the Cherry Hill Mall. Bobby Flay himself is behind the grill today. [Bobby’s Burger Palace]

Another new business is opening in the Suburban Station concourse. Moe’s Southwest Grill looks just about ready to open.