Whetstone Tavern Begins Late Night Happy Hour

WhetstoneBellyWhetstone Tavern has begun a Late Night Happy Hour. From 10 p.m. to midnight, the Queen Village bar and restaurant is offering $3 beers and $3 house wines every day (yes, including weekends). Chef Jeremy Nolen is also offering his Dad’s Burger (1 patty) and Roast Beef sandwich for $5. That’s just about half-price for the sandwiches.

There will also be a rotating sandwich special as well. Right now that’s the pictured braised pork belly with Korean Napa cabbage slaw. Expect the specialty sandwich to change every three to five days as the culinary team gets creative with the special.

For more late night deals, check out these Late Night Happy Hours.

Whetstone Tavern [Foobooz]

Plenty’s Rittenhouse Starts Serving Booze Today

plenty-center-city-940Earlier this week we told you about the complete redo at Plenty Cafe on East Passyunk. But the Center City location is also getting an upgrade. Starting today, the cafe at 1602 Spruce Street is also serving booze. The drink list includes 5 beers, 1 dry cider, 2 red wines, 2 white wines, Prosecco, mimosas and Bloody Marys.

As for Plenty Cafe’s planned third location in Queen Village, that’s still under construction at 5th and Monroe Streets. The Queen Village location will be the biggest Plenty Cafe at 1,500 square foot. The corner is the anchor of owner Damon Mascieri’s Fabric Lofts, eight bi-level apartments with 13-foot ceilings and a green roof deck.

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Trinity Tuesday: Queen Village Home Nestled in Historic Clymer Court

TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred/Zillow

TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred/Zillow

The earliest of the structures at Clymer Court are said to date as far back as 1744 and thanks to the magic of restoration and rehab jobs, the buildings at the historically certified site look swell for their age. Case in point, this two-bedroom trinity, which until recently  – Zillow says it’s now pending sale – was on the market for $259,900.

Here’s what the lucky person(s) will get should they sign off on it:

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Trinity Tuesday: 2BR in Queen Village Includes Superb Shoe Room

TREND images via Zillow.com

TREND images via Zillow.com

Alright, we’re gonna give it to you straight: it could do with an update or two. But like the listing points out, it’s a “diamond in the rough waiting to be polished.” Plus, all that being said, it does have several things going for it and as to its literal surrounds, its anything but rough.

Parked on a leafy block in Queen Village, the home is an expanded trinity, so the living room and kitchen are actually on the same floor. (Contrary to other trinities where the kitchen is on the lower level, which can get pretty old.) The latter has newer appliances and access to a rear patio that’s roomy enough for summer grilling and hosting guests.

Bedroom-wise, you’re in for a treat…especially if you love shoes.

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Modern Family: Redefining the Traditional Rowhome in Queen Village

The living room is open to the first floor but still feels cozy and private near the fireplace. Chairs: Bryn St. Clair by Horchow.

Photography by Courtney Apple

As young couples decide to make the jump from renting a place to owning a home in which they’ll raise a family, they might ask themselves: How does a young family live in the city, and what do we need to make it work?

Those queries were top-of-mind for interior designer Mona Ross Berman when she set out to design a hip yet functional home with plenty of space for a family of five wanting to lay down roots in Queen Village.

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Twice in a Lifetime: Whetstone Tavern Reviewed

Passyunk Pork - pork chop, sharp provolone polenta

Passyunk Pork – pork chop, sharp provolone polenta | Photo by Caroline Russock

Jeremy Nolen—chef at Whetstone, the man behind Brauhaus and Wursthaus Schmitz, lonely local champion of modern German cuisine and a fella who knows an awful lot about tube-shaped meats—stopped by our table somewhere between the drinks arriving and the menus being taken away. He looked distracted, tired— sucking breath like a boxer in the third round suddenly realizing that the guy across the ring from him is more of a fighter than he’d expected. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Queen Village Residence Includes Master Bedroom Dressing Area

Images via Mary on the Square

Images via Mary on the Square

You know how trinities are…well, snug, for lack of a better word? While this totally fine by us (and some of you, too), since it’s part of what makes them so gosh darn adorable, we’re highlighting this one for the slightly more generous space its master bedroom affords. We’ll get to that in a second though. First, a look at the overall property…

Coming in at 980 square feet, this tucked-away home on South Fairhill Street in Queen Village has several of those wonted, but nonetheless appreciated, features for which trinities are known: original wood floors (in this case pine), wood-burning fireplace with exposed brick, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances (and vintage tile counters), and access to an enclosed patio space. What’s more, the third level features a second living area/bedroom with vaulted ceiling and sliding glass doors out to a deck. The laundry can be found in the basement.

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Whetstone Kicks Off Daily Brunch

Photo by Emily Teel

Whetstone Tavern offers brunch every day | Photo by Emily Teel

Whetstone Tavern at 5th and Bainbridge is now offering DAILY brunch, seven days a week. Brunch is offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The brunch menu offers breakfast-y dishes like duck confit hash, Carolina shrimp and grits and banana bread French toast. Whetstone dinner plates like the roast beef sandwich and Dad’s Burger are also included on the menu.

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Square Pie on the Move


Pizza ovens being delivered to the former Cochon.

Gene Giuffi’s Square Pie takes over their recently closed Cochon location as of tomorrow. Yesterday the ovens made the short move from the west side of 6th and Catharine Streets to the corner of Passyunk and Catharine.

If all goes well, the Best of Philly winner for new pizzeria will be back in business tomorrow for lunch.

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Tribeca “Look-Alike” Penthouse in Queen Village Seeks to Lure New Yorkers


The former Saint Stanislaus School | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

It’s no secret that New Yorkers love Philadelphia, and a new listing for a bi-level condo in Queen Village seems to want to play off the fact that nearly 30,000 residents each year trade in the pricey pastures of the Big Apple for the affordability and coolness of the City of Brotherly Love.

Here’s the first line of the listing, via BHHS Fox and Roach:

“Take a Relaxing 80 Minute Train Ride to NY and save Millions of Dollars by Buying this Chelsea/Tribeca/Soho LOOK A LIKE. A True NY Loft with a Million Dollar View.”

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