Back in August, we got pretty jazzed when we found out Austin, Texas-based Snap Kitchen, a healthy market-meets-takeout restaurant concept, was expanding in a big way in our area, with a slew of stores planned for the city and ‘burbs. Now we have more details — that is, exactly where those outposts will be located. And, yup, we’re jazzed all over again. Read more »
Mike Stollenwerk has launched lunch at his Old City BYOB, 26 North. He has a menu of soups, salads, plates and “hand helds.”
If we were there right now we’d start with the steamed little neck clams with chorizo, go with the seared tuna tacos and tell our land-lover friend to get the Bistro Steak with Lancaster blue cheese.
East Passyunk’s Brigantessa is now open for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Executive chef and partner Joe Cicala and chef de cuisine Julia Robinson are serving up his pizzas plus antipasti, panini and Contorni (sides).
It’s a perfect break to your holiday shopping on the Avenue.
Bud & Marilyn’s is now serving lunch Monday through Friday. Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s latest restaurant is serving up the likes of fried chicken by the bucket (pictured) and smoked beet reubens.
Lunch is served from noon to 3 p.m. and the menu is broken down into five sections including chicken and hot buttered buns.
The buns section includes:
- Chilled Lobster Buns
- Korean Glazed Toful Buns
- Nashville Hot Buns
Fishtown’s Kensington Quarters will begin lunch service starting tomorrow, November 3rd. Lunch will be served Tuesday through Friday, 12pm to 3pm and on Saturday, from 11am to 3pm. Look for daily soup specials, mixed charcuterie, salad, roast beef, a burger and several pastas.
Consider post-workout hunger panic a thing of the past. Here, your go-to guide for healthy grub — lunch, dinner, snacks — around town (sweet treats included!), courtesy of the pros. Read more »
Grilled cheese specialist, Meltkraft has opened its second Center City location and first standalone storefront in Philadelphia. Meltkraft, which shares space with Valley Shepherd Creamery in the Reading Terminal Market has opened a bi-level location at 46 South 17th Street.
The grilled cheese shop offers a similar menu to the Terminal location, with favorites like the Valley Thunder sandwich of brisket and baked macaroni and cheese, as well as the Somerset, Gruyere, cured ham, cornichon pickles and wholegrain mustard. Of course if you are a grilled cheese purist, the classic is three Valley Shepherd cheeses and nothing else.
A few weeks ago, I walked into HipCityVeg and one of the lovely workers walked over to me and said “Adjua,” — because yes, we are on a first name basis — “I have some bad news to tell you.” I responded with, “If you tell me the curry tofu wrap is going somewhere, I will have a panic attack right here, right now.” And she said, “No, I’m going somewhere. I’m moving.” She looked sad, and I was sad. After all, she knew my order with all its annoying modifications by heart. And then I realized: I go to the same lunch spot and order the same thing so often that the people who work there feel like they need to tell me when they are moving.
JG Domestic is now pairing with Fair Food Philadelphia to celebrate local produce and purveyors in a new summer menu. The partnership aims to support local farmers and celebrate the region’s bounty of produce.
JG Domestic especially showcases the local farmers in its $12.50 Blue Plate Specials, which vary with the day of the week.