5 Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Bagels, chicken katsu sandwiches, and Willy Wonka chocolate.

High Street’s Willy Wonka Chocolate Bar | Photo provided

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.

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High Street on Market
Neighborhood: Old City • Cuisine: The Best Grilled Cheese Ever and Éclat chocolate

Saturday, September 12th, is High Street’s last day in its location at 308 Market Street due to untenable rent increases over the last few years. Good news is, they already have a new location, and they’ll be announcing it with a Willy Wonka–style contest. Starting today, 100 Éclat chocolate bars will be for sale at High Street. According to the restaurant’s rep, each chocolate bar will a) reveal the new location, and b) “feature a little surprise, with the top prizes being a free year of High Street’s famous bread, by way of the restaurant’s brand new bread subscription program and a $50 gift card to the new High Street location.”


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Neighborhood: Midtown Village • Cuisine: Dutch

Winkel reopened this week with outdoor dining and takeout. And if you’re not sitting at one of its outdoor tables eating lingonberry french toast and smash burgers with melty gouda, you’re not doing this weekend any justice.


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Neighborhood: Fishtown • Cuisine: Japanese

Chicken katsu sandwiches and fries. Like the Gods intended.


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Up Ryes Bagels
Neighborhood: Bryn Mawr • Cuisine: Bagels

A new-ish bagel shop by two bread-obsessed brothers. Bread-obsessed people, as you know, make the best bagels. Give ’em a try.


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Abe Fisher
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse • Cuisine: Jewish

Speaking of … now that its in pandemic-mode and without its chef of the last six years, Abe Fisher is trying out some new stuff. Behold the Pop-Up Deli: a platter of smoked brisket or fish, house rye, dressings, chips, and a black and white cookie to boot.