Where To Eat This Weekend: When Fried Chicken Is All That Matters

But in case that's not enough for you, there's also fried cheese, happy hour cocktails and riblets from the mall.

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You made it to Friday, and this weekend looks like it’s going to be a hot one. So you should be prepared with some plans for dinner, drinks and amusement.

But relax. We’ve got you covered. There’s fried chicken, cold beer, fried cheese and fancy riblets just waiting for you. So here’s everything you need to know about where you should be eating this weekend.

The Best Riblets You Will Ever Have

First things first: You should go eat at the King of Prussia Mall this weekend. No, I’m not kidding. You should go to the mall and check out Mistral–the second location of the award-winning farm-to-table restaurant in Princeton. It is amazing, pricey, cool and casual. But the biggest reason you should go is to check out the riblets–a sly joke by the kitchen which also just happens to be one of my favorite dishes of the year thus far. If you’re still hungry after, get a second order. And then maybe try the ramen and the wings, too.


Fried chicken is special. There are a lot of places that do it, a few places that do it well, and just a couple that do it with the kind of love and attention to detail that it deserves. But Love & Honey fried chicken is one of that last group–a place where the chicken is so good that the Roots and local fried chicken aficionado Questlove have given it their blessing. So yeah, you should make some plans to check it out this weekend. I’ll see you there.

Eat All The Cheese

Fried cheese curds may not be native to Philly, but we’ve got several pros now pumping out these Midwestern delights. Want to know where to get the best of them? We can tell you. And honestly, an entire weekend spent chasing down fried cheese may not sound like a lot of fun to you, but it is my idea of a perfect couple days.


An Ending and a New Beginning

First, the bad news. South Philly Barbacoa is closing in a couple weeks. The good news? They’re combining operations with their torta operation, El Compadre, for a full schedule of tortas, barbacoa, pancitas and more. We’ve got all the details right here, but if you’re looking to score a final taste of the original SPB, you should make your plans now because they’ll be gone after June 25.