Matyson To Become Second Milkhouse

Milkhouse's Coming Soon sign from Suburban Station.

Milkhouse’s Coming Soon sign from Suburban Station.

Tommy Guest, the owner and proprietor of Milkhouse, the grilled cheese and ice cream spot in Suburban Station confirms with us that he is taking over the just closed Matyson BYOB at 37 South 19th Street.

This will be the second location for Milkhouse, and will offer Guest some flexibility when compared with the original. There will be more room for seating, and gas grills, instead of the electric grills he’s limited to in the train station.

If all goes well, the second Milkhouse will open by the end of August.

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Matyson Closes


Matyson’s final tasting menu. The BYOB closes after 12 years.

Center City BYOB, Matyson has closed after a 12-year run. Several staff members appeared in a photo on Instagram saying, “The end of a good run. Thanks for everything!” That post has since been deleted.

A quick stop in to the 19th Street restaurant today confirmed the closing. The chairs were up on the tables when they would usually be ready for lunchtime diners. A woman was cleaning out the hostess stand and confirmed that Matyson was closed. Towards the back of the restaurant, business casual types huddled and a couple others held large folders of documents.

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Total Rampage at Matyson


I’m pretty sure by now you know that spring is here. But it’s not just the warm weather, the longer days and a sudden revival of Philadelphia’s greenery that has us excited.

We’re excited for the multiple spring menus we’ve been showing you, which debut more fresh veggies and cocktails that have us ready to ditch work and spend the day drinking outside.

But we’re also excited because spring means ramp season. It’s that almost sweet type of onion that sort of resembles a scallion, but has the odor of garlic. You can only find it around this time each year and, ladies and gentlemen, it has arrived in Philadelphia.

To celebrate the veggie, Matyson is throwing a rampage (get it?). From Monday, April 27 through Thursday, April 30, the Rittenhouse restaurant is featuring a ramp tasting menu.

The menu is five courses for $55 per person. If you’re pretty excited for ramps, than you can make your reservation here.

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Philadelphia Is Getting Crabby


Philadelphia is getting crabby and it isn’t because the Eagles lost (thank goodness). We’ve been spotting crab specials pop up around town. Corner Foodery is offering snow crabs for $9.99 per pound or three blue crabs for $9.99. Each order of blue crabs gets a free 12-ounce draft. And tonight, from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, the deal works in reverse. Buy a beer and get an order of free crabs.

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World Cup Tasting Menu At Matyson


So there’s a lot of World Cup craziness going on around town in celebration of the various teams competing over the next few weeks. But Matyson has it all boiled down in this first week–a single, 5-course menu that covers the flavors of teams from Ghana, Germany, Portugal and the United States, plus a Death By Chocolate dessert just because chocolate is awesome. That’s the Team U.S.A. dish pictured above: baby back ribs, apple slaw and cornbread.

The menu is $45 (which is still such a killer deal that I can’t believe the house is still charging so little) and it’s available through Thursday night.

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Check Out Matyson’s Summer Seafood Tasting Menu

Tuna Tartare on Matyson's Summer Seafood tasting menu.

Tuna Tartare on Matyson’s Summer Seafood tasting menu.

When we received Matyson’s summer seafood tasting menu for the week over the weekend we were really impressed. And now that we’ve seen the photos, well we suggest you make reservations immediately.

Matyson’s summer seafood tasting menu is available now through Thursday, June 12th and is $45 for five-courses.

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Matyson and Others Offering Soft Shells #SoftShellsInPHL

Soft shell crab BLT at Ela

Soft shell crab BLT at Ela

Soft shell crabs landed on the lists of specials around Philadelphia in a big way over the weekend and will continue to do so in weeks to come. Since we’re such big fans of soft shell crabs, we’ve been dutifully tagging tweets about soft shells with the hashtag, #SoftShellsinPHL.

Matyson is going further than adding soft shells as a special, the Center City BYOB is offering a tasting menu this week that includes soft shell crabs in four different cuisines for $45.

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