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City Threatens to Shut Down Restaurants Where Outdoor Dining Rules Aren’t Being Followed

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. City Threatens to Shut Down Restaurants Where […]


“I Don’t Know If I’ll Ever Reopen My Restaurants”

In the days after March 16th, as the reality of coronavirus began to hit Philadelphia in earnest, Tyler Akin of Stock and Res Ipsa connected with […]


Philly’s Biggest Chefs and Restaurateurs Demand Immediate Relief From Government

We’re, right now, in Week 2 of the coronavirus quarantine. Many Philly restaurants have closed, some temporarily, some for good, but it’s too soon to […]

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One of Us: Nicole Marquis

My name is … Nicole Yvonne Marquis. My name is super French, but my mother — her name is Yvonne — is Puerto Rican. My […]


New Culinary Director, Menu for Bar Bombón

Justin Petruce is back in Philadelphia after a sojourn to Florida and he is now the culinary director for Marquis & Co., the culinary group […]


ThinkFest: Fried Chicken And Kale Smoothies

Today at Thinkfest, we put Nicole Marquis (HipCityVeg), Justin Rosenberg (Honeygrow) and Steve Cook (Federal Donuts, Dizengoff)–three of the most successful fast-casual operators in the […]


Veganism for Dummies: Bar Bombon Reviewed

You’ve got to be pretty confident to think about opening a vegan restaurant in a town that already has Vedge in it. That’s kind of […]

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Nicole Marquis’s New Rittenhouse Spot Will Have You Dreaming of Vegan Tacos

About an hour ago, a coworker and I were about to duck into HipCityVeg for a quick grab-and-go lunch (clearly I’ve lapsed back into my […]


Bar Bombon Has An Opening Date And Menu

Once upon a time, the space pictured at left was going to be a Latin-themed vegan joint from Nicole Marquis (HipCityVeg, Charlie Was A Sinner) […]


Selfies with Philadelphia Restaurant and Bar Pros

The July issue of Philadelphia magazine is all about selfies. Particularly, Philadelphians taking photos of themselves. Check out the local food and drink pros who […]

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HipCityVeg Owner Nicole Marquis to Open New Bar on 18th Street

If you find yourself at HipCityVeg just about every day (feel no shame—I am probably waiting in line behind you Every. Single. Day), then this […]


New Bar from Nicole Marquis

Nicole Marquis, founder of HipCityVeg and Charlie was a sinner. appears to be opening another spot with a liquor license. A license application in the […]


The Branding of Charlie Was a Sinner

Graphic artist Mike Smith was hired by Nicole Marquis to design the graphics and menus for her new cocktail bar, Charlie was a sinner. Smith has […]


Restaurant Review: Charlie Was a Sinner

Just how much sinning do you like to do over dinner? That’s a good question to chew on at Nicole Marquis’s mysterious new bar on […]

Be Well Philly

Pssst! HipCityVeg Has a Secret Menu Item You’ve Never Tried

Just a quick redirect here: The folks over at Zagat Philly have a post this week about secret menu items (i.e. off-menu dishes you have to know […]