Girard on Girard Moving to Breakfast and Brunch Only

avocado-toast-girardJust in time for its first anniversary, Girard on Girard is shifting its concept to focus on daily breakfast and brunch only. The change goes into effect on Tuesday, December 1st and will feature a new menu as well as new hours.

The BYOB will open daily at 7 a.m., serving coffee, breakfast sandwiches, house-made pastries and morning specials.

Chef and owner Brian Oliveira says he’s “listened to what the neighborhood told us they wanted, which was a more casual place where they could relax, grab a coffee, and enjoy our popular brunch menu all week long.”

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Mike Stollenwerk’s 26 North Is Now Open

26 North, BYOB by Michael Stollenwerk

26 North, BYOB by Michael Stollenwerk

Last night was the official opening of Mike Stollenwerk’s latest restaurant, 26 North. The Old City BYOB features a seafood-centric menu of Stollenwerk’s greatest hits. Yep, skate wing with truffled spaetzle is on the menu, as is salmon belly and seared octopus. The space feels particularly large for a BYOB. The 48-seats in the long space with high ceilings provides plenty of room between tables. A marked difference for the chef who first got noticed in the tiny kitchen and restaurant of Little Fish. In addition to the seafood hits, 26 North also offers lamb for meat lovers and a vegetarian entree.

The space features exposed brick walls with dark wood accents. The wall art features pages from the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications. A marble bar in the center of the room is a leftover from when the space was going to be a coffee shop but will be put to good use, especially at lunch.

The restaurant is currently dinner only but weekday lunch will be starting shortly with a “Hand Helds” section.

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Tonight: BYOB at Fitler Dining Room

fitler-dining-room-byob-400Fitler Dining Room is going BYOB with no corkage fee for one night only, tonight. The 22nd Street restaurant had a private event scheduled for this evening that cancelled. So on a day with no reservations, they’re inviting all to come by with their own bottles to fill the room.

Maybe you can even score a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau to bring.

Fitler Dining Room [Foobooz]

14 Surprising Restaurants to BYOB in Philly


Garces Trading Company may now have a bar but you can still BYOB.

Philadelphia is rightfully known for its BYOB scene, but it also seems an increasing number of restaurants with liquor licenses are offering corkage-free days as well. Why? Well as Petruce et al’s Tim Kweeder tells us, sometimes diners want to open a special bottle on an anniversary that they brought back from their honeymoon, or they might have something that’s just not available in Pennsylvania restaurants. Kweeder also shares that sometimes he hits it off with some diners, and they want to show off a bottle from their collection with him.

So if you have a special bottle you want to uncork, or if you just want to save a few bucks (and who doesn’t), here’s a whole slew of restaurants that offer at least one night of corkage free BYOB.

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Suppa Is Turning Two and Celebrating

suppa-400Suppa is celebrating its 2nd anniversary on Liberties Walk in Northern Liberties. The restaurant has some featured menu items from friends of the restaurant through the weekend, and on Sunday, they’re doing a pop-up across town at Taproom on 19th. The pop-up kicks off at 5 p.m. and will feature hot fried chicken sliders, roast pork cubanos and battered and fried brownies.

If you’re looking for a deal, get 10% off your check through October when you post a photo of your Suppa meal on Instagram. And this Saturday and Sunday, complimentary Bloody Marys and mimosas will be offered.

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Will’s Tuesday Night Tasting Menus Return with Three Tasty Ingredients

will-byob-940Will BYOB on Passyunk Avenue is restarting its Tuesday ingredient focused menus. On Tuesday, October 20th, pumpkin will be the featured ingredient. On Tuesday, November 17th, it will be all about the pork. December rounds out the year with a lobster focused menu on Tuesday, December 15th.

The dinners are $55 per person and of course Will is BYOB.

Check out the menu for Will’s Pumpkin Ingredient Menu »

Marigold Kitchen Shows Off Some Late Summer Dishes

marigold-kitchen-banh-mi-940West Philadelphia’s Marigold Kitchen has made it a bit of a tradition to tease out some of their seasonally changing menu items. And for late summer, co-chef/owners Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza, along with chef Keith Krajewski are offering their take on the summer barbecue, among other theatrical plates.

Among the 13-15 plates that make $90 menu-free feast include an American backyard barbecue in the form of frozen dots, and a Red Snapper Calçotada, a Spanish barbecue dish with charred baby leeks and hazelnut romesco.

According to Kochan, Marigold will also be taking their service presentation to another level. “Now, our guests will even see some of our secret techniques done tableside.”

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Korean Pop-Up Dinner Happening at Little Fish

Little Fish | Photo by Mike Arrison

For two nights, Little Fish will be Little Korea | Photo by Mike Arrison

Little Fish is going to be quite the source of pop-ups in August. We told you about Rob Marzinsky’s pop-up lunches and dinners happening from August 13th through the 16th and now comes word of another pop-up dinner.

Little Fish sous chef Alexander Yoon is hosting a Little Korea Pop-Up Dinner on Monday, August 10th and Tuesday August 11th. The Philadelphia-area local has also worked locally at Serpico and Le Bec Fin 2.0. The Korean-themed tasting dinner will consist of five-courses for $55.

The event is BYOB but there will be some soju bombs served. Reservations can be made by phone (484-684-2805) or email,

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Matyson Closes


Matyson’s final tasting menu. The BYOB closes after 12 years.

Center City BYOB, Matyson has closed after a 12-year run. Several staff members appeared in a photo on Instagram saying, “The end of a good run. Thanks for everything!” That post has since been deleted.

A quick stop in to the 19th Street restaurant today confirmed the closing. The chairs were up on the tables when they would usually be ready for lunchtime diners. A woman was cleaning out the hostess stand and confirmed that Matyson was closed. Towards the back of the restaurant, business casual types huddled and a couple others held large folders of documents.

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