We’ve Got the Beet!

Where to eat the sweet root veg this weekend

With their rich color and sweet flavor, beets prove that winter vegetables are anything but drab. They’re tasty whether served hot or cold, are an easy addition to salads and only get better when they’re roasted. Find red, golden and candy-striped varieties at the local restaurants below.

Just across from the Academy of Music, this Greek pre-theater spot is serving roasted beets in their rouka salad — a mixture of arugula, kalamata olives, and manourie cheese in a lemon vinaigrette — and alongside yellowfin tuna with wild green almond skordillia.
Estia, 1405 Locust Street, 215-735-7700

Fork & Barrel
East Falls’ new European beer cafe is dishing out a traditional borscht made with beets, cabbage, and dumplings, and topped with a dollop of sour cream.
Fork & Barrel, 4213 Ridge Avenue, 215-848-1990

Lotus Farm-to-Table
Red and candy-striped beets are served as an appetizer with goat cheese fondue, herbs, greens and rye at this local-themed eatery.
Lotus Farm-to-Table, 112 West State Street, Media, 610-565-5554

Novita Bistro
You’ll find the blood-red beauties underneath the pan-seared mahimahi with sauteed spinach, and tossed into the Moroccan and Novita salads at this small Mediterranean BYO on South Street.
Novita Bistro, 1608 South Street, 215-545-4665

Square 1682
Chef Guillermo Tellez tosses red and golden beets with goat cheese and a vinaigrette in this Rittenhouse restaurant’s endive and frisée salad.
Square 1682, 121 South 17th Street, 215-563-5008

Table 31
Chris Scarduzio’s contemporary Italian restaurant in the Comcast Center serves a Belgian endive salad with pickled beets and ricotta salata in a pecan vinaigrette.
Table 31, Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard, 215-567-7111

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