Where to Eat This Weekend
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.
Cafe Pho Ga Thanh Thanh
Neighborhood: Kensington • Cuisine: Pho
It’s cold outside. Just cold and gray and cold and stupid. The only way to get through it? Drinking. But before that, maybe some soup. In particular, a big bowl of Vietnamese chicken noodle soup from Pho Ga. It’s the specialty here (served with whole or half chickens, plus dipping sauce), but in case you’re not up for a trip to Kenzo, here’s a list of more pho near you.
Pasta, Satay and Fried Chicken
Neighborhood: South Philly • Cuisine: A little bit of everything
This week, we put together two lists that will be very handy for a weekend like this one. The first is the ultimate guide to eating in South Philly — a list of everything that great about the city’s defining restaurant neighborhood. So whether you’re looking for award-winning French and Italian, awesome Malaysian, sausage rolls, BBQ or pretty much anything else, this list of where to eat in South Philly is a good place to start.
Neighborhood: Everything • Cuisine: Liquid
If you’re willing to spend a little time outside this weekend (and looking for a few places to drink), our other list was a collection of Foobooz-vetted neighborhood bar crawls. No matter where you are, from Old City to West Philly, we’ve got you covered with (mostly) walkable three-stop routes through some of the best bars and restaurants in the city.
Sansom Kabob House
Neighborhood: South Street • Cuisine: Kabobs
Meat. On. Sticks. And also some pretty good baklava. Race you.
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties • Cuisine: New American
Cadence has one of the most comfortable dining rooms in the city, a cool, welcoming space without pretense or formality. The menu is a lovable mutt of a thing, full of herb dumplings in a mushroom ragu, grilled squid sparked with chile and finger lime, and bavette steak with bok choy. A meal there is perfect to linger over while the crowds rush by on the cold streets outside.