7 hours ago

Win a ticket to Diner en Blanc | Let's Eat

There are some creative cocktails going on at Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft in Ardmore (29 E. Lancaster Ave.). I wasn’t a huge fan of the vegetable drinks that look like they came...

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218 N. 13th St., 4-6 p.m. weekdays. 

NOTE: The Misconduct Taverns (1511 Locust St. and 1801 JFK Blvd.)  will hold its fourth annual happy hour from 5-8 p...

...the Middle Eastern/Mediterranean canon with the Deco-sleek Spice Finch at the Warwick Hotel (220 S. 17th St.). Menu pops with flavor (and vegetables!), including vegetable escabeche; stuffed grape leaves; and salt-baked...

Arguably Rittenhouse’s hottest, most bustling newcomer, Harper’s Garden (31 S. 18th St.) balances its indoor-outdoor setting with drinking/dining under the pergola festooned with greenery and...

...bar indoors. Chef Benjamin Moore, a Lacroix alum who had a brief, shining moment at 26 North in Northern Liberties, oversees a priced-to-move menu that works for those building a...

Metropolitan Cafe (264 S. 19th St. in Rittenhouse) hands out comp wine Tuesday to Thursday to all dine-in pizza customers between 6-8 p.m.

Ice cream shop not only moves from 1315 Walnut St. to 1109 Walnut St. but starts making its own soft-serve.

Ice cream shop not only moves from 1315 Walnut St. to 1109 Walnut St. but starts making its own soft-serve.

...our growing wealth of locally distilled spirits. The new elderflower-infused gin from Philadelphia Distilling (25 E. Allen St.) is pure elegance, lending a delicate floral note to the crisp Vesper being served in...

At Hungry Pigeon (743 S. Fourth St.), the caraway savor of Rowhouse Spirit’s “Akvavit” adds a Nordic twist to the Great...

...s a better one in town than the classic being made at Palizzi Social Club (1408 S. 12th St.), though, since pictures aren’t allowed at this members-only haunt (I got a lucky...

...takes that notion quite as seriously as the Poet, a gin sour variation at Suraya (1528 Frankford Ave.) that puckers up Bluecoat gin with Persian lime syrup, genepy liqueur, fresh cucumber puree, and...

...you’ll find all manner of refreshing cocktails made from great local spirits at Martha (2113 E. York St.), like the iced coffee Negroni made with Five Saints gin or the Red Ferrari made...

    Win a ticket to Diner en Blanc | Let's Eat
    A Middle Eastern upswing It's falafel-ooza out there. I refer to two significant Middle Eastern-inspired restaurants. I'll run 'em down. Also: Craig LaBan backs away from his brown spirits obsession to run down some summery cocktails. And if you want to snag an invitation to this year's sold-out Diner en Blanc, read on.

34 hours ago

At Ardmore's Ripplewood, a double-patty burger dream | Craig LaBan

Ripplewood burger, $13 (plus $2 for “Ripp fries” upgrade), Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft, 29 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, 610-486-7477; ripplewoodbar.com

    At Ardmore's Ripplewood, a double-patty burger dream | Craig LaBan
    There's a lot to like about the Ripplewood - or "the Ripp," as chef and co-owner Biff Gottehrer affectionately calls it. The assets begin with its collection of more than 100 whiskeys (and several creative riffs on the Citywide), a list of great beers, and a casual gastropub vibe that's well-suited to Ardmore's current bid to be the Main Line's hippest place to eat.

5 days ago

The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene

7 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-589-0500, https://www.thebercy.com/.

    The Bercy | The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene
    The Parc factor cannot be ignored. After all, 10 years ago this weekend, chef Joe Monnich and Justin Weathers were part of the opening team for the Stephen Starr mega-brasserie that brought a vintage Parisian shimmer to Center City and became the defining restaurant of Rittenhouse Square.

Jul 02

27 New Restaurants In Philly To Check Out Right Now

Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft, 29 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore

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Brickwall Tavern, 1213 Sansom Street

El Merkury, 2104 Chestnut Street

Harper's Garden, 31 S. 18th Street

Hummus Republic, 115 S. 18th Street

LUHV Vegan Deli, 51 N. 12th Street

Love City Brewing Co., 1023 Hamilton Street

Ardiente, 33 S. 2nd Street

Franklin Ice Cream Bar, 112 Market Street

Chalaco's Ceviche and Pisco Bar, 1030 N. 2nd Street

Green Eggs Café, 2500 E. York Street

Burrata, 1247 S. 13th Street

Comfort & Floyd, 1301 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia

Tasties, 1212 N. 52nd Street

Yiro-Yiro, 6024 Ridge Avenue

Talk, 2121 Walnut Street

Frankie Ann's Bar & Grill, 741 N. 23rd Street

Kurant Cider, 436 E. Girard Avenue

L'Anima, 1001 S. 17th Street

Sandler's on 9th, 834 Chestnut Street

Main & Vine Bistro, 789 East Lancaster Avenue, Villanova

    27 New Restaurants In Philly To Check Out Right Now
    Tasties Soul Food | Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia Tacos, taquitos, pisco cocktails, craft beer and more... It's summertime, and the eating's breezy.

Jun 13

Hopped up on fruit snacks, tiny fans rock out to Grateful Dead, Beatles at concerts for kids

11 a.m. (sold out); 2 p.m. Sunday, Ardmore Music Hall,  23 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore. $15 (free for children under 1), 610-649-8389, ardmoremusichall.com

    Hopped up on fruit snacks, tiny fans rock out to Grateful Dead, Beatles at concerts for kids
    Hundreds of tie-dye garbed, jam band-loving fans will be lining up at the Ardmore Music Hall this weekend for two special Father's Day, matinee-edition Grateful Dead tribute shows. Notable talents from the local music scene - like Mark Brownstein of Disco Biscuits and Mike Greenfield of Lotus - will be on stage, playing in the band.

Jun 13

Philly dining with view | Let's Eat

...either. Try them at Ardmore’s Delice et Chocolat on your way to the train (9 E. Lancaster Ave.) or at the Buttery in Malvern (233 E King St.), where the pains aux chocolat...

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Attico, a restaurant-lounge, is coming together on the roof of the new Cambria Hotel (219 S. Broad St., across from the Bellevue) for a mid-July official opening. Although buildings block the actual...

Porta, 1216 Chestnut St.

Love the name (“bubble” for bubble tea, “fish” for sushi), love the restaurant (Bubblefish, 909 Arch St.). This sleek, industrial-looking bistro, which opened 2½ years ago in Chinatown, delivers not only...

Approaching its fourth anniversary, Rittenhouse’s Abe Fisher (1623 Sansom St.) shows no sign of growing stale with its modern-Ashkenazi theme. Chef Yehuda Sichel keeps...

Thursday, June 14, is the projected opening of a second location for this nutrition-forward bowl specialist at 1700 Market St. It will be open from breakfast through dinner weekdays.

Coffee shop comes to the Bok Building from Adam Gery, a longtime manager and barista at Last Drop Coffeehouse, and architect Whitney Joslin. Its entrance is at 821 Dudley St.

My top pick is still Hungry Pigeon (743 S. Fourth St.) in Queen Village where Pat O’Malley, who used to run the pastry production for...

Melissa Weller at Walnut Street Café (2929 Walnut St.), who made her name in New York at Rebelle, uses a sourdough starter and Beurre...

One of my new go-to KAs is the cardamom-sugared lovely at Suraya (1528 Frankford Ave.), the gorgeous Lebanese café-market, bakery, and restaurant in Fishtown, which right now is making some of the city’s most beautiful pastries — French, but with a Levantine twist.

ICI Macarons & Café (230 Arch St.) in Old City is a hidden gem — they do fine croissants, as well as some excellent KAs.

The Kettle Black (631 N. Second St.) in Northern Liberties makes its standard croissants with Amish butter and has an airy vegan version that has seriously whirling layers inside. The French-owned J’Aime in the Gayborhood (212 S. 12th St.) is also legit.

    Philly dining with view | Let's Eat
    Philly's dining-with-a-view scene will be expanding by two in coming weeks. I rode the elevators for the details. Also this week, I share word of a pan-Asian standout in Chinatown, return to a Rittenhouse favorite, and tip you to what might be Philly's most decorated burger. Craig LaBan, meanwhile, shares his favorite croissants.

May 31

Justin Timberlake, Philadelphia Burger Brawl, 11th Wanamaker Court Organ Day, and other events happening in Philadelphia, June 1-7

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 44 E. Lancaster Ave., free, destinationardmore.com

8 p.m. Saturday at the Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore. $30-$45. 610-649-8389, ardmoremusic.com.

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3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, XFINITY Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave., $45, phillyburgerbrawl.com

Saturday and Sunday, Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave., $14 for adults, $10 for children ages 7-12, easternstate.org

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Macy’s, 1300 Market St., free during the day, $50 for evening concert, wanamakerorgan.com

Through June 24, Philadelphia Mills, 1455 Franklin Mills Circle, $15-$65, bigapplecircus.com

10 p.m. Friday, The Foundry, 29 E Allen St. $12, 21+. 215-309-0150, www.thefillmorephilly.com

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, La Colombe, 1335 Frankford Ave., free, lacolombe.com/pages/hope-fury

8 p.m. Friday, Connie’s Ric Rac, 1132 S. Ninth St., conniesricrac.com

8:30 p.m. Friday, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., $20-$25, utphilly.com

8 p.m. Friday at the Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. $15-$18. 267-639-4528. bootandsaddlephilly.com.

7:30 p.m. Saturday at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. $49.50-$250. 215-336-3600. wellsfargocenterphilly.co

    Justin Timberlake, Philadelphia Burger Brawl, 11th Wanamaker Court Organ Day, and other events happening in Philadelphia, June 1-7
    Philadelphia Burger Brawl Chow down on some of the area's best burgers, all crafted for a good cause at the annual Philadelphia Burger Crawl. Raising money for the School District of Philadelphia, the event features a burger contest, taco takedown, and cocktail competition, pitting more than 50 contenders against one another.


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