What To Eat This Weekend: SPAM, Lobsters, Plant-Meat and SPAM

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Once again, we have made it to Friday. I think we deserve to celebrate. And how better to do that than with lobsters, SPAM, donuts, plant-based proteins and more lobster? We’ve got everything you need, from the best bagels in Philly to Hawaiian food that’s perfect for a hot afternoon and a new seafood brunch.

So let’s get started, shall we?

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Pinefish Rolls Out Sunday Seafood Brunch

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Nothing could be better than soft-shell crab Benedict on an easy Sunday morning — and Pinefish restaurateur Peter Dissin agrees. One year after opening his seafood-focused Midtown Village restaurant, Dissin is rolling out brunch service.

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5 Fit Friend Date Ideas in Philly That Totally Beat Going to Brunch (AGAIN)

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Brunch is arguably the most effortless friend date out there — Saturday and Sunday mornings tend to be pretty free for most people, you don’t have to put much thought into where to go, and everyone loves pancakes. But at a certain point, like with any relationship, the same ol’ date over and over again can start to feel stale, and you start leaving brunch thinking dark thoughts like, “I wonder how many dollars I have spent on scrambled eggs over the past five years.”

You don’t ever want to reach the point where you’re asking yourself this question. Trust me, I’ve been there and the calculations only leads to despair.

Instead, we say, switch your friend dates up before they start to feel stale. And make them more efficient while you’re at it — get a sweat session in while you each rant about your lives (this is what friends do, right? It’s not just my friends, right?), like your sister’s computer game-addicted boyfriend who’s a decade younger than her, or the snarky email your coworker sent you last week. You will thank us when, after a few weeks, you’ve spent WAY less money on mimosas and have more muscle to show for it.

Below, five fun, fit friend dates planned for you. Read up, then text your steady brunch date with the change of plans.

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Where To Eat This Weekend: Brunch, Tacos, and Brunch Tacos

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Okay, quick: First thing you have to do is see whether or not Barbuzzo has sold out of the salted caramel budino choco-tacos we told you about on Monday. They went on sale at 11am and the restaurant was going to be selling them upstairs until they sold out.

Now assuming that the budino choco-tacos are gone (or that they will be shortly), you’re still going to need something else to eat this weekend, right? Well, you’re in luck because this weekend is busy. There’s a ton of stuff to do and places to go. And we’re here to tell you about the best of it.

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Where To Eat Brunch Right Now

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I don’t know if brunch has a season, really. But something about the warming temperatures and the clearing skies makes me think about lazy Sunday mornings full of waffles and liquor.

What’s more, there’s been a significant amount of movement in Philly’s brunch scene lately — the sense of an entire section of the restaurant industry gearing up for those same sunny days. We’ve got new brunches, updated brunches, bottomless brunches, all sorts of things. So for those of you out there for whom brunch is a vital part of the weekend routine, we’ve got some suggestions. A list of Where To Eat Brunch Right Now. And it begins with…

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Brigantessa Goes Bottomless

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Brigantessa has two things going on right now that you should pay attention to — the first if you’re a drinker with a social conscience, the second if you’re a drinker with a thirst.

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Here’s What You’ll Be Eating When Harp & Crown Launches Weekend Brunch

There are two big changes coming to Michael Schulson’s Harp & Crown in the next couple weeks. First, the restaurant will no longer be serving lunch following Friday, March 31st’s service. From then on, there’ll be happy hour on weekdays starting at 4pm, and then things will just roll right on into dinner. But hey, if you’re in the neighborhood and looking for something to eat before 4pm, Double Knot just a couple doors down (and also a Schulson restaurant) does a great lunch–rice and noodle bowls with some truly dangerous punch to drink–so just go there.

Anyway, that’s the first change. But the far bigger news is that the next day, Saturday, April 1st, Harp & Crown will start offering weekend brunches.

Want to know what they’re going to be offering? Of course you do. Check out the menu and details after the jump.

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Old City’s New Brunch Encourages Bad Behavior (Not Really)

Generally speaking, Old City’s seen its fair share of misbehavior over the years, usually when the bars let out. Not so much during brunch, though.

And last week, Wister, the charming BYOB by ex-Lacroix morning sous Benjamin Moore, test-ran its new “Bad Behavior” brunch menu. What’s that mean, exactly? Moore said that he wanted to “get people drinking a bit to keep it lively!” So, to the Wister crew, “bad behavior” just means drinking more than you ought to, and — if nothing else — brunch is a perfectly acceptable time to do just that.

And here’s how they’ll help you along.

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The Ultimate Philly Runner’s Brunch Guide

If I were a in dog in a pound, the description on my kennel would read something along the lines of “feisty and treat-driven.” The incentive of a good meal waiting for me at the end of any not-so-pleasant task goes a long way in making sure said task gets done.

I know I am not alone in this sentiment, and considering #RunStreakPHL — where folks are taking on the task of running at least one mile every day this month, regardless of how miserably chilly the temps are — is currently underway and spring training just kicked off, I figured now would be a good time to bring you guys an updated version of our Philly Runner’s Brunch Guide. Below, seven awesome brunch spots nestled near super-popular Philly running spots. Because tackling the trails in 32-degree weather is just more likely to happen when you know there’s a breakfast pizza or a plate of pancakes in it for you at the end, right?

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