Vegetable wizard Rich Landau has updated us with a projected opening date for the long-awaited Rittenhouse outpost of Wiz Kid, the vegan, sandwich-centric third concept from the culinary team behind Vedge and V Street.
First came Vedge, the fine dining vegetables-only restaurant in a Locust Street brownstone. Then came the more casual V Street, a vegan globetrotter specializing in cocktails and street foods, located just off Rittenhouse Square. Vegan cheesesteak shop Wiz Kid was next — first in the new Rodin Square Whole Foods and a second opening (eventually) right next door to V Street.
And now, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby are on to new cities.
Looking for some sustenance before one last crazy day of shopping or just looking to celebrate being done work for a bit, V Street’s brunch will be available on Christmas Eve.
Rich Landau’s Rittenhouse bar (and #12 restaurant in Philadelphia magazine’s 50 Best list) is offering a special vegan menu and boozy holiday drink specials plus egg nog soft serve.
Almanac Beer Company specializes in creating seasonal artisan ales and “unusual” craft beers made from locally-sourced products. The brewing company partners with Northern California farms to use the best locally sourced fruit in their process to create home-brews with flavors specifically based to complement local cuisine and seasonal tastes.
From October 6th-10th, the beer company will be hosting events to christen their unique West Coast brews all throughout the city, but most notably, they’re going to be rolling into V Street late next week.
No tattoos. No cursing. No meat, no fish, no eggs, no dairy. No drama. This is a successful chef?
Rich Landau plops a pile of spongy, chalk-colored tofu into a big stainless steel bowl. “This is the most clichéd part of my job,” he says, leaning into the bowl with both hands and tearing the tofu limb from limb, or whatever it is you do to the curd of soybeans. Landau calls tofu “the evil icon of vegetarianism,” and it’s obvious he’s worked with it a few times — check that; a few hundred thousand times — before. Read more »
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Brunch begins this weekend at V Street. Of course one brunch staple that won’t be on the menu at Rich Landau’s and Kate Jacoby’s vegan restaurant is eggs. But with dishes like Togarashi Home Fries; Pho Spiced Mushrooms and Biscuit; and Waffles with Ponzu Maple Syrup you won’t go wonting.
And since brunch is just breakfast without booze, V Street is offering a special breakfast cocktail of La Luchadora (tequila, tomato, house grenadine and hot sauce). And to get the day going, there will also be Horchata Iced Coffee.
V Street Brunch Menu »
With the continuing restaurant boom in Philadelphia comes an array of new choices to visit during everyone’s favorite after-work past time: happy hour. It’s that blissful hour or two after work where you can complain to your co-workers about what’s going on in your life over cheap wine and bite-sized snacks. Now with all new options, it’s time to branch out from your favorite watering hole and try these six new happy hours in Philly.