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.
Neighborhood: Chinatown • Cuisine: Korean Fried Chicken
Look, this gray weather is getting everyone down. So this weekend, we’re focusing on being gluttonous and eating like the world is about to end. And what better way to start than with a late-night stop in Chinatown on a Friday night for massive amounts of Korean fried chicken? Just remember: BonChon might be open late, but it does still close at 2am. So make your last call a bit early and get in line.
Pub & Kitchen
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse • Cuisine: American
This Sunday, P&K is throwing an all-Aperol brunch to kick off their new spring brunch menu. Get your spritz on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus free Aperol swag.
W/N W/N Coffee Bar
Neighborhood: Spring Garden • Cuisine: In this case, hummus
The Hummus Situation at W/N W/N. Chef Ari Miller will be handling the hummus. Chef Kurt Evans is on toppings. And Ari Yares will be providing music. The event is open to anyone, starts at 6pm, and is a benefit for Books Through Bars which provides books for prisoners incarcerated throughout Pennsylvania. The event is pay-what-you-wish with all proceeds benefiting Books Through Bars. And you can find more details here.
We just spent a couple weeks putting together a big list of every restaurant that matters in Fishtown right now. Know what you should do? Try to hit as many as you can on Saturday night. I suggest starting with Cheu, hitting Murph’s at the apex of your evening, then winding down at Heffe after last call, but you can do it in any order you like. Everything you need to know is right here in this list of The Best Places To Eat (And Drink) in Fishtown Right Now.
Neighborhood: South Street • Cuisine: Doner kebab
Valentin Bay has now taken over for Jeremy Nolen in the kitchen at Brauhaus. And on his new spring menu, he’s bringing something to town that Philly has needed for a long time: doner kebab. Seriously, in this sandwich-obsessed city, it’s just a crime that we’ve been so short in the doner department for so long. But now Bay has added them to his lunch menu, complete with his own recipe for fladenbrot (German flatbread) and some killer spit-roasted meat.