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La Colombe Set to Open in Independence Mall

La Colombe is set to open a new space in Independence Mall July 1st. The cafe, situated next to the Independence Beer Garden, will open just […]

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Independence Beer Garden Adds Happy Hour, Yards Exclusive

Michael Schulson’s Independence Beer Garden at 6th and Market has added happy hour. The happy hour includes $4 beer, wine and cocktail specials from 5 […]

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Petruce et al Offering City’s Balling-est Citywide

Petruce et al posted its happy hour menu to Facebook today and one item really caught our eye. The “Balling” Citywide” is a “London Balling” […]

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Independence Beer Garden Sets Opening Date

Michael Schulson’s Independence Beer Garden at 6th and Market will officially reopen for the season on April 30th. April 24th and 25th will serve as […]

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Two Retro Reviews from the Weeklies

  Brian Freedman visits Olde Bar for Philadelphia Weekly while Adam Erace reviews Franky Bradley’s for City Paper. Freedman is in love with the fried clams at Jose […]

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Wawa Reverses Center City Abandonment

What started as a Twitter rumor was confirmed by Michael Klein. Wawa is coming back to Center City Philadelphia, and in a big way. The […]

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All Aboard the U-Bahn

U-Bahn, the subterranean bar underneath Brü on the 1300 block of Chestnut Street is opening this evening at 4 p.m. The bar’s look is loosely based […]

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Hunger Burger Opening in the Reading Terminal

George and Kim Mickel, who already own By George! in the Reading Terminal Market are getting ready to open a second stall, Hunger Burger. The […]

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New Menu Items at Cheu Noodle Bar

Working towards opening Bing Bing Dim Sum on East Passyunk doesn’t mean Cheu Noodle Bar is stagnating. The Washington Square West noodle shop is showing off six […]

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Juniper Commons Is Now Serving Lunch

Kevin Sbraga’s Juniper Commons has started serving lunch. Now your lunch can feature ’80s highlights like peel-and-eat shrimp, a tableside Caesar,a hot roast beef sandwich, pastrami reuben […]

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New La Colombe Planned for Independence Mall

The former Rohm and Haas building at the corner of 6th and Market Streets will be the home of a new La Colombe coffee cafe […]

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Fergie’s Pub Is Celebrating 20 Years

On Friday, November 28th, Fergie’s Pub will officially be 20-years old and the bar is celebrating all weekend. The fun starts tonight with Live Band […]

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Garces Is Opening a Lounge Below Rosa Blanca

Jose Garces is opening Nacional 56 downstairs from Rosa Blanca at 707 Chestnut Street on Wednesday, November 26th. The lounge will offer Latin music, cocktails and light […]

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Where We’re Eating: Bareburger

new Bareburger is a chain with most of its locations in New York. It’s expensive. (I paid $16 for a burger and fries without really […]

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Gay Sports Bar Boxers Opens Today

G Philly’s got the update on Boxers‘ opening today in the Gayborhood. Even though it’s just a soft opening at 4 p.m. this afternoon, there […]