New Year’s Eve for the Planning Averse

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Congratulations, you made it all the way to New Year’s Eve without making solid plans. Let’s face it, New Year’s Eve is so overhyped, overpriced and overdone, that you refuse to make a big deal about the day. But you’re a social person and aren’t the type to skip a party. So here are some last moment suggestions for tonight.

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Weekend Round Up

This weekend is jam packed with fall festivals, cheesteaky goodness and brunches on brunches, one of which you can share with your pooch. Whether you choose to chow down on some Pepperoni Pizza Soup at Royal Tavern or try one of Shake Shack’s Shacktoberfest additions like the Cheddar Brat Burger, make it a weekend full of three of our favorite F words: fun, food, and fall.

Friday

Cafe Rue 52 Grand Opening

Start of Shacktoberfest

Appetizer throw back night at Royal Tavern

Saturday

Nutella Truck in Philly, its final day

Harvest Festival at Reading Terminal Market 

Blocktoberfest: South West Street

Mildred’s first weekend brunch

Royal Tavern specialty brunch

Sunday

Shopping with Pumpkin’s chef at Headhouse Farmer’s Market

Dog Brunch at Alla Spina 

Royal Tavern specialty brunch

First brunch at Ela

Cheeseteak Challenge: High Steaks at Square 1682

Rocky Horror Balboa Quizzo this Sunday at Trestle Inn

The Royal Tavern Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary with Ten Days of Fun and Food

The Royal Tavern is celebrating its tenth anniversary in the only way they know how: royally. With ten different days of festivities, this anniversary is taking on the status of a royal jubilee. Beginning Wednesday, October 10th, the Royal will be featuring their “greatest hits” from their last ten years. Each day will offer a different menu, as executive chef Mark McKinney creates a tribute to all the items you loved and want the chance to taste again.

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Philly is the Late-Night Capital of the US

According to the September issue of Esquire, Philadelphia is the Late-Night Capital of these here United States. The issue’s late-night eats guide contains essays about the difference between truck stops and diners, the glory that is poutine (I’d say we agree), and tons of recipes for manly food to be eaten in the wee hours of the morning. Esquire even lists all the best late-night foods from all over America– from egg rolls in Chicago to fried chicken in Louisville– but without mentioning a single food from Philly. Why? Because we got our own article about why we’re the best ever, that’s why.

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Potato Week: The Best Fries In Philadelphia

Yay, Potato Week! As our starchy celebrations draw to a close, we have one more big list for you–the results of our research into the realm of that most American(ish) of potato presentations, the french fry.

We had 82 different restaurants under consideration for this list–everything from crowd favorites like Village Whiskey and Hot Diggity to lesser-known (but know less loved) contenders like the long-gone crab fries at Sidecar Bar, the lovely frites at Grace Tavern or those at Eulogy (which had a fiercely committed fan base). Putting our waistlines and cholesterol levels on the line for you, we waded through the possibilities and winnowed everything down to a final list of 10: The best french fries of any variety, in any form, that you’re going to find anywhere in Philadelphia.

Hey, someone’s got to do it, right? This stuff is important. And while we here at Foobooz World HQ are absolutely sure that there isn’t one of you out there who will agree with every inclusion on the list (hell, we don’t even completely agree), there is sure to be something on here for everyone.

Happy Potato Week everyone. And now, on to the list…

Philadelphia’s Best French Fries

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