Drink Philly tips us off to the new Sto’s Bar in Old City. The bar has softly opened at 236 Market Street, the former home of Lulu’s Pizza Bar and Bocca. Sto’s is local beer focused and promises beers by the pint (no stems here) and always one beer at $3.50. The menu includes interesting takes on bar food like Philly Nachos; Tortilla chips with wiz, fried onions and chopped steak. The highlight of the space might be the 80-inch LED television.
A grand opening party is set for Friday, June 28th at 8 p.m.
Sto’s Bar Grand Opening Party in Old City, June 28 [Drink Philly]
236 Market Street
The Huffington Post’s The Daily Meal names the 150 Best Bars in America. The Memphis Taproom’s recently opened beer garden, Franklin Mortgage Company and Philadelphia International Airport’s Cibo all made the list. [The Daily Meal]
Hot Diggity opened over the weekend at 630 South Street.The gourmet hot dog stand features ten intriguing varieties of dog. Owner Keith Garabedian credits former boss, Tom Colicchio on teaching him how to cook. [The Feast]
Bocca in Old City is now officially Lulu’s Pizza Bar. Lulu’s is owned by Luciano Lamberti who also owns Luigi’s Pizza Fresca in Fairmount and South Jersey. Meal Ticket reports the change has been gradual and the Market Street spot now has a growing menu of “thin-crust tomato pies.” [Meal Ticket]
Landmark Americana which has a location on Drexel’s campus is opening near St. Joseph’s University at 54th and City Avenue. [The Insider]
There’s no physical signs that Frög Burger is returning to the Franklin Institute this year. Steve Poses says it could re-open in July.
Michael Klein has details on Thai Kuu in Chestnut Hill where you can cook on sizzling rocks. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Philly Chit Chat says the team behind Luigi’s Pizza Fresca in Fairmount will be opening Lulu, an Italian restaurant where Boca was in Old City. [Philly Chit Chat]
Burger.Org which opened last weekend on South Street already has a second location in the works. Their open for a late summer opening at 810 N. Broad Street. [Zagat]
The Artisserie Chocolate Cafe on 18th Street near Market has closed. The sign in the window says the University City location remains.
Speaking of closings we’ve updated the Closings section for the first time in way too long.