1630 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19145 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
“Now this is a brownstone Carrie Bradshaw would die for,” was the first thought that popped into my mind after peeking through pictures of 1630 S. Broad St. Combining classic old-school Victorian character with the latest New Age design trends and a closet big enough to fit a lifetime’s worth of fabulous shoes into, this East Point Breeze brownstone has me clicking my heels, because there is truly no place like (this) home.
A stylish wrought-iron fence surrounds the entryway into this classic home, leading up to and through the front door, into the foyer. And from the moment you step through the foyer and into the entrance hall, it should be evident that the designer who once owned and updated this home didn’t miss a single detail when it came to dressing this house to impress. Its elegant crown moldings, hardwood floors with inlays, tall ceilings and extra-large windows all harken back to a bygone era of elegance, while its more modern features add a dash of urban sophistication. Read more »
Joncarl Lachman loves fall cooking.
Joncarl Lachman has just begun serving his fall menu at his Passyunk Avenue BYOB, NOORD. Fall is Lachman’s favorite time to cook and he points out that “autumn is ‘Noord Weather'” and we happen to agree. It is also time for snert to be on the menu and snert might just be the favorite word of the entire Foobooz staff. Snert!
In addition to the snert, a Dutch split pea soup served with sausage, bacon and rusk, other fall dishes include Maastrichts Zuurvlees, beer & vinegar braised beef served with vegetables and clove; and Hete Kip Uitsmijter, an open faced spicy chicken sandwich served on milk bread with gouda, sunny-side up eggs, salad and pickles.
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Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi’s ITV on East Passyunk | Photo by Chelsea Portner
Nick Elmi’s East Passyunk bar, ITV (or as we prefer to refer to it 👁📺 – oh you thought we were done with restaurant emojis?) is adding happy hour. Beginning this evening, the attractive bar is offering discounted, wine, beer and snacks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Wines are available for $7 and beers are $5. ITV is also offering a house-made version of Quina for $5. Quna is the French aperitif that most probably know from this famous poster.
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Right now, Bok Bar is one of the coolest places to eat and drink in Philly. And for one night, things are going to get even better when, on Monday, September 26, chefs from 19 East Passyunk restaurants all gather for a single huge event.
No, really. Townsend Wentz is going to be roasting a whole pig. Chhaya Cafe is doing coffee service. Guys like Nick Elmi and Joncarl Lachman are going to be there whipping up snacks and hors d’oeuvres. There’s also going to be music, a fall fashion show and a raffle, but we know what really matters here, right? The food.
So here’s a list of all the restaurants that’ll be there…
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Lamb tacos at South Philly Barbacoa | Photo by Emily Teel
Bon Appetit has announced its annual Hot 10 list of the best new restaurants in America and Philadelphia’s South Philly Barbacoa placed 6th on the list. Deputy editor Andrew Knowlton and senior editor Julia Kramer traveled more than 5,700 miles to more than 40 cities to create this list of the best new restaurants in the country.
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Stateside | Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia
Stateside is welcoming back an old face, chef Geno Betz. Betz left the position of sous chef at Stateside in 2013. In the meantime, he hopped from The Mildred to Paridiso to the recently closed Farm and Fisherman.
But, as of Wednesday, August 10th, he is back in the kitchen at Stateside as the executive chef with a brand new menu. The rotating cheeses and oysters will remain, but there will be a new focus on smaller snacks and shareable plates. And a new prix fixe option allows couples to share snacks, a plate for two and dessert for $65.
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Plenty Cafe is adding more taps and they’re dedicated to wine.
Plenty Cafe’s location at 1602 Spruce Street reopens today after a whirlwind redo to make its offerings more in line with the East Passyunk location. That means a fourteen tap system featuring nine tap wines, two cocktails and three beers. Also being rolled out to the Spruce Street location is East Passyunk’s split service model. The cafe will offer counter service from opening till 4 p.m. and then full service from 4 p.m. to midnight. If all goes well, the small plates and evening items will be available by Friday, August 15th.
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Pizza Room at Wm. Mulherins Sons | Photo by Matthew Williams
Today Bon Appetit rolled out its 50 Best New Restaurants for 2016 and two Philadelphia restaurants make the cut. One might have been expected, the other is a surprise but a mighty deserving one. Slick Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is the expected choice, what with its gorgeous redo of a century old building and with celebrated chef Chris Painter in the kitchen. The magazine praises the pastas and pizza while also remarking on the cocktails coming from the bar.
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I haven’t had a chance to eat at Palladino’s on Passyunk yet, and it sounds like I may have missed my opportunity. Read more »
A year after the successful Le Bok Fin pop-up at Bok, the rooftop bar is back in a more permanent fashion as Bok Bar.
The outdoor bar on top of the former Edward W. Bok School opens tonight with a menu of Vietnamese and Filipino dishes from chef Ronan Libunao. Look for bánh mí sandwiches, sesame balls and chocolate suman, a Filipino specialty that is made of glutinous coconut rice with chocolate prepared in a banana leaf. All items on the menu are priced under $10.
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