These Bars Are Embracing the Papal Visit

It's business as usual at V Street, though they are holding a spot for Pope Francis.

It’s business as usual at V Street, though they are holding a spot for Pope Francis.

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine this week it has been nothing but Pope maps and port-a-potties. That and some good people who are actually embracing the Pope coming to town and celebrating like its a blizzard.

Here are some of our favorite bar happenings this weekend.

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Opening Soon: Tria Fitler Square

Tria1It seems like we’ve been waiting around forever for Tria to open up in Fitler Square. But now, it seems like everything is finally coming together.

The new location is set to open in early April at the old Dmitri’s location at 2227 Pine Street.

Executive chef Karen Nicolas now leads the kitchen with a larger, more dinner-focused menu, featuring seafood and pasta dishes. But don’t fret. Management promises you’ll still be able to find some of their most popular small plates and sandwiches.

Along with a larger menu, Tria Fitler Square will also have 30 outdoor seats (open as soon as things warm up a little outside). Meanwhile, the inside of the restaurant will be a bit different than you might remember from Dmitri’s, with additional windows for views of the park.

Tria [Official]

Tria Fitler Square Progress Report

tria-fitler-square-inside-940Tria posted a photo today of the progress they’re making at their new Fitler Square location. The Tria Fitler Square has been described as “almost on schedule” which should put the opening sometime in March.

The Tria on Fitler Square replaces Dmitri’s, and unlike the other two Tria Cafe locations, the restaurant will feature a full kitchen.

Check out the photos from a month ago »

Tria Will Replace Dmitri’s on Fitler Square

dmitris-fitler-squareWhen we first tipped off that Tria Cafe was coming to the old Dmitri’s at 23rd and Pine we admittedly rolled our eyes. After all, just about every restaurant vacancy is rumored to become a Tria. It’s usually just wishful thinking but the neighbors of Fitler Square can cheer, Tria is really coming to the neighborhood.

Owner Jonathan Myerow told Michael Klein that the former Mediterranean restaurant will feature a full kitchen, “be more dinner-friendly” and serve a weekend brunch.

Look for the latest Tria to open before the year ends. Myerow also owns Tria Cafe locations at 18th and Sansom, 12th and Pine and Tria Taproom at 20th and Walnut.

Tria to open on Fitler Square [The Insider]
Tria Cafe

Celebrate Tria’s Tenth Birthday


Way back in 2004, a former ice cream parlor at 18th and Sansom turned into a little bar named Tria. The first would-be guest walked out because he was looking for a martini. But that second guest actually bought something. And now, ten years later Tria is still going strong and they’re celebrating. On Tuesday, April 29th, the bar is pouring special beverages at anniversary-special prices.

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Philly Wine Week Kicks Off Today

Barbuzzo | Photo by Emily Frances Olson

Barbuzzo | Photo by Emily Frances Olson

Today is the kickoff of the first ever Philly Wine Week. The celebration of wine in Philadelphia officially gets underway with the Bubbles and Barrels event today at Ristorante Panorama but that’s not the only event happening today.

You could say it is wine week every week at Tria Cafe but they’re certainly turning it up this week. For Sunday School today, it’s a “Jura Jaunt.” Both Tria Cafe locations will be pouring a Savagnin “La Pierre” from from Les Granges Paquenesses. Normally this glass is $14.50 but it is just $7 a glass for Sunday School.

Late night, the nightly Toast at Ten will kick off at Barbuzzo where the first 50 people will receive a complimentary prosecco kumquat shooter with oyster. Other food and drink deals will be offered.

Our Guide to Philly Wine Week [Foobooz]
Philly Wine Week [Official]

Unusual Valentine’s Day Suggestions


Just about every restaurant in the Philadelphia is doing a special menu for Valentine’s Day. Many of which are being offered all weekend. Instead of listing all of those, here are some more offbeat ideas for Valentine’s Day, like eating budino and binge watching House of Cards, Season II on Netflix (which comes out on the 14th). Significant other, totally optional.

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