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Kensington Quarters Is Finally Reopening, This Time as a Seafood Restaurant

In the restaurant business, there’s a very fine line between adapting your business to keep up with the markets and fast-changing trends and losing your […]

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A Cool 30-Person Wedding at Fishtown’s Kensington Quarters

It’s no secret that Fishtown is a popular destination for local brides and grooms; we’ve showcased our fair share of weddings in the hip Philly […]

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Drink Build-Your-Own Spritzes and Sangria Pitchers on Kensington Quarters’s Patio

Summertime is for drinking. A glass of fruity sagria or cooling rosé, a frosty beer, a refreshing Aperol spritz — enjoyed, ideally, lounging outdoors with […]

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Zahav Alum Matt Harper Is Kensington Quarters’s New Executive Chef

It’s been a year of transition for Kensington Quarters. Back in February, chef Damon Menapace headed south to Le Virtù, and since then, longtime sous […]

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7 Passover and Easter Recipes From Philly’s Top Chefs

I know, I know. Passover doesn’t start until March 30th, and Easter is on April 1st — but if you’re cooking at home, you need to […]

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Damon Menapace Will Take Over at Le Virtù and Brigantessa

Le Virtù and Brigantessa owners Francis Cratil-Cretarola and Cathy Lee announced today that Damon Menapace will be the new chef at their East Passyunk restaurants. […]

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Kensington Quarters Is Turning Its Second Floor into a Pop-Up Wine Bar

Sure, we joke about how the holiday hustle is easier to handle with a stiff drink in hand. But there’s something to be said for making sure […]

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Eat This Now: 100-Day Dry-Aged Rib Eye at Kensington Quarters

A couple months ago, someone asked chef Damon Menapace if he’d ever heard of anyone dry-aging a steak for 100 days. And okay, so to […]

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Kensington Quarters’s Night of the Living Cider Is Better Than Costumes and Candy

Want to go out on Halloween, but don’t want to spend the night surrounded by binge drinkers in Sexy Border Wall costumes? Kensington Quarters has […]

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Kensington Quarters Puts the Spotlight on Wine

While Kensington Quarters is best known for its whole animal butchery, its general manager and beverage director is Tim Kweeder, one of the city’s top […]

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Where To Eat This Weekend: A Prescription For Cocktails, Tacos and Dumplings

So this has been a helluva week, huh? Long, gray, dark and ugly–both psychologically and meteorologically. Know what I’m thinking? We all need to have […]

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Kensington Quarters Launches a Series of Cocktail Pop-Ups

Kensington Quarters has been in the news quite a bit lately. There was the news that two of their butchers (Heather Thomason and Cecile May) […]

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Kensington Quarters Is Making Some Changes

There was always something weird about Kensington Quarters. For a place so focused on meat–with its whole-animals and in-house butchers and deli cases full of […]

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Kensington Quarters Butcher Heads Out on Her Own

Heather Thomason who has been Kensington Quarters’ head butcher and fellow butcher Cecilie May are branching out on their own. The pair have started Primal Supply […]

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Field Guide: 12 Hidden Outdoor Dining Spots in Philadelphia

The Center City District now counts 412 outdoor dining cafes in just Philadelphia’s downtown area. Many a sidewalk has been turned over to eating al […]