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Townsend in East Passyunk Returns as a Wine Bar

All the fun of the original Townsend happened at the downstairs bar. Upstairs was beautiful and fine and Very Serious French, but downstairs was boisterous […]

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East Passyunk’s Townsend Will Close, Then Reopen in Rittenhouse

Last week, we told you that chef and restaurateur Tod Wentz would be opening the Pearl Tavern in the former Irish Pub space right next to Oloroso […]

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Townsend Hosts Oregon (Wine) Trail Vintners for One-Night Tasting Menu

Next Thursday night, yoke up your oxen and head down to East Passyunk. Townsend, chef Tod Wentz’ Francophile restaurant and bar, is hosting The Oregon Wine […]

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East Passyunk’s Townsend Landed a Hot-Shot New Sommelier

Gordana Kostovski is a big deal in the Philly wine community. The Macedonian Master-certified sommelier was awarded two of Wine Spectator’s Awards of Excellence, including a Best […]

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Open Stove XLII: Tong Hands and Tater Tots

Ever see a guy drinking a beer with tongs as hands? Me neither–at least not until Wednesday night when chef Matt Stebbins of Townsend did […]

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East Passyunk Avenue Restaurant Week Highlights

East Passyunk Avenue is hosting its own restaurant week starting on Sunday, February 21st and running through Saturday, February 27th. The week of deals on […]

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Announcing the New 50 Best Restaurants in Philly

If it seems too soon for another 50 Best Restaurants issue, you’re right. For a long time, this list was something we put together every […]

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In Case You Missed It: Food Porn From The La Clarine Wine Dinner At Townsend

Some restaurants host events every single week, but others wait until they’ve got something special going on; a distinctive bottle or two to open or […]

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Drinking Seasonally: Cool-Weather Cocktails In Philly

A man can’t live on gin and tonic alone. Well, he can, I suppose. And god knows I try. But the changing seasons here don’t […]

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Announcing the 2015 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia

For seven years now we’ve polled bartenders, beer reps, booze writers and professional drinkers of all stripes, and asked them to pick their most-loved bars […]

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Two Philadelphia Restaurants Nominated for Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants List

Philadelphia’s Dizengoff and Townsend are among the 50 nominees for Bon Appetit’s “America’s Best New Restaurants 2015” list. Dizengoff gets the nomination for its hummus, which is described […]

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Townsend Celebrating 1-Year Anniversary With A 5-Course Dinner

On Wednesday May 27th, Passyunk’s Townsend is dishing out a five-course prix fixe meal in celebration of surviving their first year. The menu will showcase favorites […]

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What’s Your Favorite Offal Dish?

Are you all about the sweetbreads, headcheese and tripe? Then we want your opinion. What are the best offal dishes around town. Are you all […]

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Cocktail 101: Drexel Opens Mixology Class To The Public

For those baffled by the art of cocktail making, Drexel is opening a limited number of seats in their new class “Spirits and Mixology” to the general public. The […]

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Beyond The Plate: Townsend Wentz

A few months ago, we told you about a beautiful, inspiring short documentary made about Chris Kearse from Will. Videographer Oliver Gallini told us then […]