Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Adds Brunch

Brunch at Mulherin's looks to be a feast

Brunch at Mulherin’s looks to be a feast

Fishtown’s hot and swanky Wm. Mulherin’s Sons has added weekend brunch. The restaurant with Chris Painter in the kitchen is rolling out several interesting dishes for its brunch including:

  • Eggs on a Volcano (Mulherin’s take on the Shakshuka)
  • Donut Sandwich -fried ham, fontina and egg
  • Steak and Eggs For the Table – 24-ounce porterhouse with potatoes and choice of eggs
  • Speck & Egg Pizza – caramelized onion, egg, speck, garlic cream

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Root Launches Brunch Menu In Fishtown

Brent Herrig Photography © 2016

Got brunch plans for this weekend? Well if you don’t, let us make a late suggestion. Root–the new-ish tapas and wine bar in Fishtown–just launched a brunch program last weekend. It’s actually a very straightforward list–lots of eggs, some lemon-ricotta pancakes, french toast, a cauliflower salad for those of you being healthy and lots of bacon for those of you who aren’t–but that’s not a bad thing. And the Turkish eggs and duxelle burger both sound more than a little bit awesome.

Anyway, we’ve got the full menu after the jump. Check it out below.

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That Was Fast: Snap Kitchen’s Newest Philly Location Opens This Weekend 

photo courtesy Snap Kitchen

Photo courtesy Snap Kitchen

Back in August, we told you guys that the health-focused grab-and-go spot Snap Kitchen was making its way to Fishtown — to 1325 Frankford Avenue, to be exact, a tiny space most recently occupied by the pop-up plant shop Field. And now, just six measly weeks later, Snap Kitchen’s newest location is already set to open: The folks at Snap Kitchen tell us the official opening date for their Fishtown store is coming up this Saturday, October 8th.

That was fast, huh?

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First-Time Find: Get In on the Ground Floor in Port Richmond

3011 Livingston St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19134 | TREND Images via The Somers Team

3011 Livingston St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19134 | TREND Images via The Somers Team

As Fishtown continues to rise in popularity, the first waves of change are lapping up against the next neighborhood upriver, Port Richmond.

Port Richmond has many of the things that make Fishtown great: residents who care about the community, interesting shopping and dining, easy access to the rest of the city and great housing stock.

Like this two-story rowhome on a prime corner lot.

The years have been very kind to this home, whose owner has taken excellent care of its details, from its original wood-and-wrought-iron cornice to its hardwood flooring (most of it also original) throughout. Its corner location means it gets lots of natural light, and its open main floor gives it a feeling of spaciousness. Read more »

YESSS: Lululemon Is Bringing Their New Local Concept Store to Fishtown

BIG news, Lululemon lovers: The folks over at Lululemon just gave us some sweet details on the new store they’re bringing to Philly. And this isn’t just any ol’ Lululemon store. This store — which will be opening at Fishtown’s 1424-32 Frankford Avenue, right next door to the soon-to-open City Fitness — will be the fourth of their Lululemon ‘Local’ concept stores in the country.

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Is Snap Kitchen Opening a Fishtown Outpost?

Snap Kitchen Rittenhouse | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Snap Kitchen Rittenhouse | Photo by Adjua Fisher

This morning, after succumbing to the call of La Colombe en route to the El, I walked by 1325 Frankford Avenue, a Fishtown storefront that used to house the coffee shop The Lola Bean and was most recently occupied by the pop-up plant shop Field. Field, the most San Francisco-y, succulent-filled shop one would ever find in Philadelphia, just vacated the space last week, and as I walked by this morning, I was surprised — and excited! — to see a Snap Kitchen sign taped inside the storefront’s door.

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Two Philadelphia Restaurants Land on Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants List

Pizza Room at Wm. Mulherins Sons | Photo by Matthew Williams

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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Johnny Brenda’s Chef Aiming to Open His Own BYOB

elwood renderings 1007 frankford

Renderings of Elwood at 1007 Frankford Avenue

On Tuesday, July 12th Johnny Brenda’s chef Adam Diltz is going in front of the Fishtown Neighbors Association seeking approval to open a BYOB on Frankford Avenue across from the Fillmore. The restaurant, named Elwood after Diltz’s grandfather will seat 30 and serve food he describes as Mid-Atlantic/Pennsylvania regional.

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Buying Cool: Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Reviewed

Woodfired oven at Wm. Mulherin's Sons | Photo by Michael Persico

Woodfired oven at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons | Photo by Michael Persico

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is the best-smelling restaurant I’ve been to all year.

It’s pretty, sure. Big, new, shiny, polished, fitted out with rich woods, artisan tile and carefully preserved architectural flourishes. But when you’re playing at this level, who isn’t pretty? Packaging matters. Every crack in the walls, every scuff on the floor or scab of tarnish on metal is as deliberate as the gleam on the walnut tables (as though the trees were grown to no other purpose than to be made into them, arranged in this order). There’s a big new skylight that lets brilliance spill in like water. The bar is long, brick-backed and achingly well stocked. The tall windows don’t rattle when the El snaps past, but you can feel it—roaring like a memory of dinosaurs and catching you right below the heart. This place has the design culture of second-gen hipsterism in its bones.

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Medusa Pizza Opens Today in Fishtown

IMG_2905Fishtown just got a new place to grab a slice. Sicilian pizza joint Medusa Pizza (2327 Gaul St.) is opening at 4 p.m. today.

The restaurant is owned by the Villico family, who are no rookies to the pizza game. They have three restaurants in Center City (Joe’s Pizza, Ciao, Margherita), but this is the first one they’ve built from the ground up. It’s also their first restaurant to feature a wood-fired oven.

Casimira Villico, the owner, said they choose Fishtown to get out of Center City and into a new and different neighborhood.

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