Cheu Fishtown Will Open This Friday

Clockwise from top: beef and kimchi bing, wasabi rice cakes, brisket ramen

When Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh’s opened their ramen shop, Cheu Noodle Bar, there wasn’t a doubt in the world — at least by us (for Puchowitz and Darragh, it was a different story) — that the concept would be a great success. And now, four years in, Cheu Noodle Bar feels classic, like it’s been here for decades, because those guys know how to make a restaurant fit in in Philly. They did it in Washington Square West, and then again with Bing Bing Dim Sum on Passyunk Avenue.

And by the end of this week (Friday, July 21st), they’ll go for three with the opening of Cheu Fishtown at 1416 Frankford Avenue.

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Where To Eat This Weekend: Kicking Off the Season at Morgan’s Pier

Morgan's Pier is open for the season

Morgan’s Pier is open for the season

Okay, so there is a lot to do this weekend. With spring here, the sun coming out and people finally shaking off the last of their winter blues, it seems like everybody has some sort of event, collaboration or special menu just waiting for you — everything from oysters, beer and pies to curry rice and a total tiki takeover.

So let’s just get right to it, shall we?

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Cheu Noodle Bar’s Tiki Night Means Lots of Spam, Loco Moco and Mai Tais

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Ben Puchowitz, the chef-half of the Cheu Noodle Bar duo, spent his honeymoon in Hawaii this past winter, and like any good chef, he ate everything he could get his hands on. And he misses it — all of it — the beaches, the weather, the food.

Now, couple Puchowitz’s heartache for Hawaii with the fact that Cheu chefs Justin Bacharach and Bryan Donovan just got back from noodle R&D in L.A. (which included lots of tiki bars), and you’ve got a whole lot of Polynesian vibes floating around Washington Square West.

So the Cheu team’s decided to throw a Tiki Night. Here’s what you should know.

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What You’ll Be Eating and Drinking at the New Whole Foods

The new Whole Foods comes fully stocked with beer, hummus, ramen, pasta and even vegan cheesesteaks.

The new Whole Foods comes fully stocked with beer, hummus, ramen, pasta and even vegan cheesesteaks.

The enormous new flagship Whole Foods is now open at 22nd and Pennsylvania Avenue and it is impressive. It’s by far the biggest supermarket in downtown Philadelphia but that’s only a part of the story. It’s also food destination with tons to tempt, even if you don’t put a single thing in your reusable canvas bag.

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Local Restaurant Favorites Coming to New Whole Foods

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Mega Whole Foods is bringing several local favorites to Pennsylvania Avenue.

When the new Whole Foods Market opens at 2101 Pennsylvania Avenue on October 14th, it will be bringing a lot more than just a super market. The 61,990 square foot mega market will also have a 140-seat food hall that will include several local favorites including Cheu Noodle Bar, Dizengoff, and Wiz Kidthe new fast-casual concept from Rich Landau.

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A New Menu (And Hours) For Cheu Noodle Bar

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It’s not like the menu at Cheu Noodle Bar is ever anything like constant, but still. A menu change at Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh‘s noodle bar is still something worth paying attention to. Know why? Three words.

Al pastor dumplings.

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Cheu Noodle Bar Adds Happy Hour, Lunch Combos

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Happy hour snacks at Cheu Noodle Bar | Photo via Cheu Noodle Bar

Cheu Noodle Bar’s Shawn Darragh checks in with some news from Cheu. The Washington Square West noodle heaven is now offering happy hour and lunch combos.

For the first time, happy hour is now being offered. Darragh tells us they’ve always wanted to do happy hour but with the volume  Cheu has done since its opening, the logistics have been difficult to sort out. But now chef Ian Boothman has it under control and happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 5 p.m to 6:30 p.m.

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Cheu Noodle Bar Opening in Fishtown

Cheu Noodle Bar is opening in Fishtown.

Cheu Noodle Bar is opening in Fishtown.

Deep inside Craig LaBan’s multimedia extravaganza highlighting the food and drink of Fishtown and Kensington was this nugget:

Another developer’s property, the former Bike Stable, will become a larger version of Cheu Noodle Bar with an outdoor patio along Frankford by summer’s end.

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Cheu Noodle Bar Rolls Out A New Menu Style (Plus New Bowls)

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As if the ever-changing menu and new happy hour program at Bing Bing Dim Sum weren’t keeping them busy enough, partners Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Daragh are also shaking things up at Cheu Noodle Bar.

They’ve got five new bowls on the menu, plus some tinkery upgrades, and they’re rolling it all out tonight, starting at 5pm. So for those of you out there who’ve been gorging yourselves on soup dumplings and getting messy with pitchers of ginger-flavored happy juice, maybe it’s time to get back to Shawn and Ben’s original fusion laboratory for a change of pace–or maybe just for some peanut noodles with shrimp and Vietnamese pickles because that sounds awesome right about now.

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