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.

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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.

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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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Stop What You’re Doing: The Anne Tyng House in Fitler Square Is On the Market

TREND images via

TREND images via

Yes, we spazzed out too! Because though the “crash course history” sphere may have relegated her role in the field of architecture to simply being “Louis Kahn’s muse”, we know better: Anne Tyng was an architect and theorist of renown in her own right. And even if we didn’t know that, this mid-century modern jewel would certainly set us straight.

Nestled in Philadelphia’s Fitler Square neighborhood, the home is one of wonderfully striking details. Case in point, a hidden Murphy bed on the second floor, where two rooms offer built-ins and a full bathroom with separate tub and shower. The third floor, meanwhile, has a seating area, fireplace, four Juliet balconies, and a loft bedroom with 360-degree view of the city. (To be frank, that bedroom alone has our inner house hunter salivating!)

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Trinity Tuesday: Superb Tudor-Style Home Facing Fitler Square For Sale

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

Honestly, it only offers one bedroom (easily becoming two should you decide to convert the top floor bonus room into another sleeping quarter), but considering its trinity status and the fact that is has sunny 763 square feet of living space at its disposal, we have no qualms taking that as part of its charm!

Features include exposed beams, two gas fireplaces, a new custom maple kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and wide-plank floors made of longleaf yellow pine. The bathroom boasts white and blue Bisazza tile and a mod porcelain sink, while the stacked laundry machines are nestled on the third floor, which as already mentioned, is an open bonus room viable as a second bedroom, office, or whatever you please. Boosting the cachet of this A+ trinity home? There’s access to a walkout tree-level deck that overlooks Fitler Square!

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Spotted in Rittenhouse: Remodeled House Made of Three Old Trinity Homes

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut.

Photo credit: Drew Callaghan Photography

“It’s a home with distinctive charm,” the current owner starts saying after we ask him what his favorite part about it is. Indeed, distinctive seems like the right word for it considering the property started out as three separate trinity homes (which are pretty neat in and of themselves) and appears to have remained as such for several years.

Built in the 1850s, the homes were remodeled into the single large residence we see today sometime during the mid 20th-century. It’s included on the city’s Register of Historic Places and has been fortunate enough to have had preservation-friendly individuals for its last two owners (present one included).  “We purchased this home from the man who was the director of the Pennsylvania Historical Society,” its current owner tells us.

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