Tria Fitler Square Turns One and Is Now Officially a Tria Cafe

Luxury Hour at Tria Fitler Square | Photo via Tria Cafe

Tria Fitler Square is officially now a Tria Cafe | Photo via Tria Cafe

Tria’s Fitler Square location turns one today and Jonathan Myerow’s wine bar is celebrating with an all-evening long Luxury Hour featuring pours from some big magnum bottles for $10 a glass. Luxury Hour discounts some of Tria’s fancier wines for a twist on the traditional happy hour.

Tonight’s deals include:

  • Champagne Premier Cru Brut Magnum “Platine,” Nicolas Maillart, NV (Champagne, France) $16½ $10
  • Pouilly-Fuissé Magnum “La Marechaude,” Domaine Guerrin, ’14 (Burgundy, France) $14½ $10
  • Arbois Rouge Magnum “Mémorial,” Domaine Rolet, ’02 (Jura, France) $14½ $10

Changes at Tria Fitler Square »

Trinity Tuesday: A Stylish Find in Fitler Square

222 S. Bonsall St. #B, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103

222 S. Bonsall St. #B, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | TREND Photos via BHHS Fox & Roach, Realtors

From the minute you see the bright red door outside this Center City trinity townhouse, it’s clear that this could be quite the place to live. Upon walking in, it’s apparent that despite the quirks of trinity living, this place might be one of the best city dwellings you’re going to find.

With its hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and that quintessential trinity fireplace, the first floor is definitely stylish. Read more »

Fitler Dining Room Adds Liquor Options

fitler-dining-room-daytime-interiorWhen Fitler Dining Room was just a rendering and a concept, the team that brought us Pub & Kitchen agreed to initially only offer beer and wine as a concession to the neighborhood association. But now, just after three years of brightening the corner of 22nd and Spruce with seasonal plantings and flowers, the restaurant is now offering a cocktail list including original and classic cocktails. Included in the list is FDR Tiki Rum Punch served in a traditional tiki mug and a very traditional Vesper Martini, “stirred, not shaken.”

The intimate restaurant isn’t a stocking a vast selection of liquor but enough to mix up most cocktails.

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New Brunch Menu at Fitler Dining Room

fitler-dining-room-daytime-interiorFitler Dining Room at 22nd and Spruce has rolled out a new winter brunch menu. And as an added bonus, the restaurant is also offering $5 mimosas through all of December. And if that’s not enough, tag #FDRBrunch on your Instagram shots of brunch and you’ll have a chance to win a $100 gift card to Fitler Dining Room. Whether you keep that for yourself or turn it into a gift, that’s up to you.

Fitler offers brunch starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

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Check Out Luxury Hour at Tria Fitler Square

Luxury Hour at Tria Fitler Square | Photo via Tria Cafe

Luxury Hour at Tria Fitler Square | Photo via Tria Cafe

Hop Sing Laundromat was the first bar we know of that decided to make happy hour about discounting high end drinks and not just the well stuff, and we’re happy someone else is following suit.

The Tria Cafe at Fitler Square (and only at Fitler Square) is now offering Luxury Hour. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, the wine bar is offering a rotating selection of luxury wines for $10 per glass. The wines will rotate weekly and will include everything from Champagne sparklers to classic Barolos.

This week’s Luxury Hour options are »

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]

Tria Fitler Square Expands Brunch

tria-fitler-brunch-940Tria Fitler Square began serving brunch over the summer (eggs plus Tria’s hugely popular Sunday School is a match made in day-drinking heaven) and now they’ve added Saturdays to the brunch lineup. Highlights of the brunch menu include:

  • Smoked Salmon Breakfast Sandwich, with sunny side egg, pickled tomatoes and herbed cream cheese
  • Eggs Benedict Carbonara, with pancetta, pecorino sauce, chives and cracked peppercorns
  • Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, with bananas, ceylon cinnamon and honey crema
  • Cava Mimosa and Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice

Looking to celebrate fall? All Tria locations are currently pouring Good Life Barrel Rye Cider from New York’s Finger Lakes rgion. The cieder is made from Pippin apples, using method traditionelle and it is then aged for one year in Hudson Whiskey Manhattan Rye barrels. Try the cider with a cheese from the “stinky” section of the menu.

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Only in Philadelphia, Of Course: Colonial Meets Mid-Century in Fitler Square

Seems pretty standard from the outside, we’ll grant you that. But, appearances can be deceiving in the case of this 19th-century Colonial on Pine Street. See, at some point during its life* in Philadelphia, the home got a mid-century renovation that left it with roomy – agent Olenka Santore tells us the overall feel of the property is “lofty and airy”– indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as a partially finished lower level with carpeting.

Here’s what we found:

  • Crafted wood floors, two-story brick wall
  • Vaulted dining and living areas, the latter with working fireplace
  • Glass exposure opening to a “city garden”
  • “Sculptural” open stairway

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Spotted: Three Luxe Townhomes Break Ground at 22nd and Lombard

Rendering courtesy of Philly Living

Rendering courtesy of Philly Living/JKRP Architects

Sure, Philadelphia’s building boom is due in large part to massive developments like 500 Walnut and the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center (just to name a few). But it’s also got a series of smaller projects springing forth that are helping it along. The latest one to break ground? Three luxury townhomes at the corner of 22nd and Lombard.

According to a press release from Philly Living, the residences at 2143-47 Lombard Street are each due to have a full-floor master suite, elevator, finished basement with guest and media rooms, and a full-floor roof deck with beverage cooler, built-in speakers and lighting, and connections for a gas grill. Mmmh, we can already smell the upcoming BBQs…

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Trinity Tuesday: Snug Rental Just Off the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-1818 Rittenhouse

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-1818 Rittenhouse

Watch out, you might just miss it! Slightly concealed on little Bonsall Street in Fitler Square, this quaint two-bedroom offers up a perfectly respectable piece of real estate: oak hardwood floors throughout, exposed brick, central air, and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room.

Like most compact trinities (this one comes at us with 583 square feet), the home makes use of all four of its floors, with the eat-in kitchen being situated in the lower level, where the Maytag washer and dryer and other mechanicals are also located. The top floor, meanwhile, is home to the main bedroom, which enjoys a vaulted ceiling and sizable closet space. Bonus? It’s got easy access to Rittenhouse amenities, as well as the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk.

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