Quick Bites: New Life on Broad from Ellsworth to Master

The Broad Street Diner at Broad and Ellsworth, which Stephen Starr has walked away from twice is now scheduled to become…. a diner. Diner magnate Michael Petrogiannis (Country Club, Melrose, Mayfair, Tiffany’s and Warminster West) is at the helm. [The Insider]

The Legendary Blue Horizon on North Broad will receive new life as a hotel and with a bar and restaurant. [Philadelphia Daily News]

Benny Lai’s Grill Fish Cafe next to his Vietnam Cafe is aiming for an October/November opening. The final date will be  contingent upon the approval of Lai’s astrology guy, his uncle. And we presume the City of Philadelphia will have a say in all of this as well. [Meal Ticket]

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Blissful Deal

Broad Street’s Bliss is offering 50% off of its bar menu for the rest of the summer, weeknights between 4 and 6pm. And even better, you don’t have to be at the bar to enjoy the discount, it also applies to the sidewalk seating on Broad.

Empanada’s drop to $6, flatbread pizza is just $5 and there are three varieties of martinis available for $5 or less.

Deal of the Day: Bliss’ 50% Off Summer Bar Menu [UWISHUNU]

Great City Grill Tonight

Great City Grill
Tonight, from 5 to 9pm next to the Bellevue will be the Great City Grill.

XIX will bring its bar and join Bliss, The Palm and JL Sullivan’s Speakeasy in grilling their best for a hot summer night. It’s a pay-as-you-go event in a space transformed with umbrella-topped tables, candlelight and a DJ.

The Bellevue: Events [Official Site]

Bliss Revisited

We like the idea of this topic, “restaurants you forgot about.” Ashley Primis revisits Bliss on Broad Street finding the experience still holds up.

The New American dishes are concocted from the good ingredients, well sauced, ideally proportioned, delicately displayed and excellently cooked – most for under $30 an entree, a rarity these days.

Restaurant You Forgot About: Bliss [Taste Daily]
Bliss [Official Site]

Drinking With Man’s Best Friend

Joe Sixpack asks the question who would you rather drink with, Fido or some crumb snatching kid. Unsurprisingly Joe picks the pups and gives a good list of places where you can enjoy a cold one with your favorite cold-nosed friend.

  • Le Bus
  • London Grill
  • White Dog Cafe
  • Bliss
  • Caribou Cafe
  • Newportville Inn
  • Triumph Brewing, New Hope
  • Four Dogs Tavern

Another new spot to check out with your four-legged companion is Tavern 17 where later this summer they’ll be unveiling a “doggie menu.”

Can we be a truly great city if we can’t have a brew with Rover? [Philadelphia Daily News]