Tapas And Pintxos At Jezabel’s

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Last month, chef Jezabel Careaga did an event where she and her crew laid on a spread of tapas and pintxos at her Argentine cafe, Jezabel’s, in Fitler Square. It wasn’t supposed to be a big deal–just a one-night-only kind of thing where she’d get to show off some of the small plates that she loved.

But the way things turned out, that first event was really successful. So now, Jezabel’s is doing it again. And tomorrow night’s event is likely going to be the start of a monthly series of similar dinners.

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Hard Hat Tour: One Riverside

The living room in Unit 412, one of two finished model units at One Riverside. | Photos: Sandy Smith unless otherwise indicated

The living-dining room in Unit 412, one of two finished model units at One Riverside. | Photos: Sandy Smith unless otherwise indicated

The last time we caught up with Carl Dranoff, he was celebrating the topping-off of his One Riverside, the east-bank exclamation point that, along with the all-but-finished FMC Tower at Cira South on the opposite bank, redefine the southern Schuylkill riverfront in Center City.

Last Tuesday (January 3rd), as architects ran down a checklist on a nearly-finished apartment, the proud father showed off his baby with a behind-the-scenes tour that offered glimpses of what the residents can expect when they start moving in in March along with some condos whose fitting out was very much in the early stages.

The tour began in the most-of-the-way-there lobby and proceeded to the fourth floor, where two finished model apartments take full advantage of the building’s clean modern lines and plentiful views. From there, it proceeded to the top floor, where two spectacular penthouses — one a bi-level and the other a nearly full-floor unit — were just beginning to take shape. Read more »

More Brunch News: Fitler Dining Room Rolls Out New Brunch

Sun drenched Fitler Dining Room

Sun drenched Fitler Dining Room

Fitler Dining Room at 22nd and Spruce is rolling out a new brunch menu this weekend. The menu includes an interesting mix of dishes ranging from cast-iron pancakes to duck confit hash with shishito peppers.

The restaurant is also keeping its “Rad Rosé Wines of the Week” going with two selections. And remember, Fitler now offers a full bar, so there is a Bloody Mary on the “Day-Drinking” menu.

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Fitler Dining Room Rolls Out New Summer Menu

This week's Rad Rosé Wines at Fitler Dining Room

This week’s Rad Rosé Wines at Fitler Dining Room

Fitler Dining Room has rolled out a new menu with summery dishes like smashed cucumber salad, chilled corn and coconut soup and what really caught our eye, lobster and shrimp poutine.

Also flirting with us is Fitler’s Rad Rosé Wines of the Week. And among those, the can, yes can, of Underwood Rosé is definitely saying it’s looking for a good time.

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Jezabel’s Cafe Turns Six and Celebrates with $2 Empanadas

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Jezabel’s Cafe (formerly Gavin’s Cafe) is celebrating its 6th anniversary today, Wednesday, June 22nd. And this year they will be giving back to their customers by offering $2 empanadas all day.

Starting at 10 a.m., the deal will run all day at the store at 26th and Pine Street.  Jezabel’s will have all of the usuals like spinach and ham, and beef, plus four specials which include:

  • Humita: a spicy corn empanada.
  • Vegan Lentil
  • Arabe: made with beef, lemon juice and onions.
  • Gallega: tuna, red bell peppers and onions.

Honestly, this just sounds like a good excuse to eat empanadas for every meal today.

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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

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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.

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