Where to Eat This Weekend

Indian bar snacks, dim sum (as always), and an overindulgent brunch.

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Sure, you could just go to the same old place you always go. You could stay on your block, safe and sound, and never try anything new. Or you could take a chance. You could move outside your comfort zone and taste something you’ve never tried before.

Here’s where the Foobooz team is going to be eating this weekend. Maybe you’ll find something that sounds interesting to you. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite restaurant. And maybe we’ll see you there.

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H Mart
Neighborhood: Upper Darby • Cuisine: Food court

Know what you need this weekend? Something to break you out of your rut. So you should head to Upper Darby and check out the upstairs food court at the H Mart. Sure, you can find just about anything you need in the grocery aisles below, but if you’re looking for sushi, boba tea, Korean short ribs, quick-serve bibimbap, ramen, cold noodles and dumplings all in the same place, H Mart is your spot.

Photo by Michael Persico

Giuseppe & Sons
Neighborhood: Center City • Cuisine: Italian American

The new South Philly-style Italian restaurant from the Schulson Collective and the Termini family has been full since the minute it opened, but if you’re looking for a dreamy, Hollywood version of a neighborhood Italian restaurant with food that’s a pitch-perfect recreation of what you’d find south of Washington Street, this might be your chance.

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Thanal Indian Tavern
Neighborhood: Logan Square • Cuisine: Indian bar food

Tewfik is suggesting this place for your weekend dining and I could not agree more. It’s a contemporary Indian joint with nice bar food and snacks like samosa, chicken tikka tacos, crab naan, Indian railway peppers, tandoori wings, and onion pakora, plus curries, kebabs and more.


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Nom Wah
Neighborhood: Chinatown • Cuisine: Dim sum

If ever there was a weekend for dim sum, it’s the weekend after Valentine’s Day. All those normal brunch places are going to be packed with people who put off celebrating until the work week was done, and while I’m not saying that Nom Wah will be quiet (it never is), the scallion pancakes, fried shrimp balls and a thousand dumplings will make it all worthwhile.

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Kensington Quarters
Neighborhood: Fishtown • Cuisine: Brunch

Monkey bread, French omelettes stuffed with pimento cheese, scrapple tartines — KQ’s brunch is meant for overindulgence and sleepy afternoons. Make a Sunday of it.