2016 New Bar
Martha’s concept might sound like a few dozen other bars: locally sourced food and booze in a changing neighborhood. But Martha is better, thanks to a smart, modern menu that offers everything from hoagies made with local meats and cheeses to an entire section devoted to vegetables and pickles (BBQ cauliflower with barley salad; beets topped with goat ricotta and blueberry vinaigrette). The Fishtown Pretzel Co. soft pretzels with Kenzinger cheese sauce are awesome, but the best thing about the place is the list of more than 60 local spirits, which are best enjoyed in the starry courtyard with its own bocce court.
2113 East York Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125; 215-867-8881; marthakensington.com