5 Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Rooftop cocktails, Mexican canteen snacks, vegan soul food, and more.

Photo courtesy of Bok Bar

Here’s where the Foobooz team suggests you eat 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.

Bok Bar
South Philly • Cuisine: Bar

Bok Bar reopened this week, with a roster of pop-ups, panels, and other programming coming throughout the summer. This weekend, they’ll be soft-opening servings cocktails, wine and beer.

La Llorona
South Philly • Cuisine: Mexican

This week, a Mexican cantina from the ownership behind Cafe y Chocolate opened on the corner of Passyunk Avenue and 16th Street. They’ve got an impressive collection of tequila and mezcal, as well as lots of Mexican snacks. You’ll find me at an outdoor table, sipping their signature margarita.


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Kensington • Cuisine: Bar

If you’re as excited about Martha’s implementation of a service charge as I am, then it’s time to head out and put your money where your mouth is. I’ll be doing that this weekend, starting by eating this key lime panna cotta.


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Porcos at the Garage
Passyunk and Fishtown • Cuisine: Sandwiches

We’ve loved Porcos since they opened late last year on Washington Avenue, and now they’ll begin popping up at The Garage’s locations on Passyunk, so you can have their over-the-top porchetta sandwiches after a couple of beers.


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Unsoul Food
Fairmount • Cuisine: Vegan Soul Food

Bryon and Natasha Dockett opened Unsoul Food this week after building a fan base of people who love their soul food-inspired, vegan dishes like their breakfast sandwich, seefood salad, and crispy “unchick’n.”


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