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So whether you are a gourmet or a gourmand, Foobooz is your guide to eating and drinking in Philadelphia. Foobooz will keep you up to date on the latest restaurant and bar openings as well as culinary events. Equal parts events calendar and weblog, Foobooz aims to be your favorite place for Philadelphia, food, drink, and deals.

South Philly is arguably the heart of Philly's restaurant scene. One meal in the area might mean lunch at an Indonesian ...
08/01/2022

South Philly is arguably the heart of Philly's restaurant scene. One meal in the area might mean lunch at an Indonesian cafe or a third date revolved around eating tacos de canasta. The next could mean a visit to a Jewish bakery, a huge group dinner at a Vietnamese BYOB, or caviar service on Passyunk Avenue. Here’s where we like to eat below Washington Avenue. What are your personal favorites?

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“I think cheese especially has this connotation of, ‘Oh, I can’t talk about it unless I’m like a fancy French person,’” ...
07/25/2022

“I think cheese especially has this connotation of, ‘Oh, I can’t talk about it unless I’m like a fancy French person,’” Julia Birnbaum of the new Philly Cheese School 🧀] says. “No, pick it up with your hands and squish it.” Philly Cheese School 🧀] is designed to make cheese more accessible and more playful. Hit the link in our Stories for details about this new space in Bella Vista.

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Best Place To Show Off Philly’s Restaurant Scene:  If you want to brag about what makes our city’s dining scene so juicy...
07/25/2022

Best Place To Show Off Philly’s Restaurant Scene:

If you want to brag about what makes our city’s dining scene so juicy in a single restaurant experience, take an out-of-town pal to this family-run Vietnamese spot. What with drinking BYO chilled wine on the summer sidewalk, a calm but cool South Philly neighborhood scene, and some of the greatest vermicelli platters and sizzling catfish you’ll eat during your years on Planet Earth, Gabriella’s Vietnam makes us feel luckier to live in Philly every time we visit.

Read about the rest of our Best of Philly winners via the link in bio.

First up on our Best of Philly 2022 spotlight series:  Best New Restaurant, City:What began as a temporary deal in a shu...
07/22/2022

First up on our Best of Philly 2022 spotlight series:

Best New Restaurant, City:

What began as a temporary deal in a shuttered pizza joint is now a full-blown, deeply personal restaurant. Amanda Shulman has transitioned Her Place Supper Club from a short-term project to a permanent operation while retaining its sublime French and Italian-ish food and a human touch so integral to the original concept. Coming here feels like having dinner at your cool new friend’s house — if your friend made the best steak tartare and fries in the city, always seemed to keep a truffle hidden somewhere in her kitchen, and had a wine and cocktail program crafted by Julianna Bursack. Her Place may have started as a pop-up, but lucky for us, it’s not going anywhere.

Read about the rest of our Best of Philly winners at the link in our bio.

Come meet the winners 👀
07/21/2022

Come meet the winners 👀

In 2020, some members of the Philly dining world, from owners to servers to cooks, took a look around and decided that t...
07/11/2022

In 2020, some members of the Philly dining world, from owners to servers to cooks, took a look around and decided that the status quo — low pay, long hours, unpredictability — was no longer working. The changes they’ve made in response could reinvent the way we eat out in Philadelphia. Hit the link in our IG stories to read the piece.

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If you have a day job that keeps you preoccupied or maybe even a demanding Rottweiler or a couple of kids who are consis...
07/06/2022

If you have a day job that keeps you preoccupied or maybe even a demanding Rottweiler or a couple of kids who are consistently barking your name, it might be hard to wrap your head around what’s new in town. To help you keep up with your city, we’re launching this guide: a big, ever-evolving tally of Philly's newest and most notable restaurant and bar openings. This month there's a Venezuelan spot in Ardmore that finally found a permanent home, promising-looking Thai in Center City, and the first ice-cream shop from a big-deal Delaware dairy family. Read about the spots we’re checking out next, at the link in our IG story.

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On Monday, July 4th, at 2 p.m. — and only on Monday, July 4th at 2 p.m—  and  will be at  selling a sandwich with Mike’s...
07/01/2022

On Monday, July 4th, at 2 p.m. — and only on Monday, July 4th at 2 p.m— and will be at selling a sandwich with Mike’s brisket that’s been marinated in fermented fish, honey and a handful of spices chef Nok brought back from her hometown of Trang, Thailand. It’ll come topped with Kalaya’s som tum and mounted on a Conshohocken Italian Bakery potato roll. They’re only making a hundred of these mofos, so plan accordingly. (We’ve got more Philly restaurant news at the link in IG stories.)

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A BBQ Block Party (with a whole pig) at  in Old City, a city-wide effort organized by  to raise funds in support of , an...
06/30/2022

A BBQ Block Party (with a whole pig) at in Old City, a city-wide effort organized by to raise funds in support of , and more great July food events you should know about. Find more details and start planning, at the link in our IG story.

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If you’re looking for a great taco (or maybe just a distraction in the form of tacos de canasta, mushroom carnitas, or a...
06/28/2022

If you’re looking for a great taco (or maybe just a distraction in the form of tacos de canasta, mushroom carnitas, or a flour tortilla hugging some deep fried shrimp) use this newly updated guide linked in our IG story. It’ll help you find a spot doing regional specialties so well that we’d happily recommend anyone leave their neighborhood to try them.

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 has just eight seats, set in a room attached to the Fishtown izakaya. Read more about the new 25-course omakase at the ...
06/24/2022

has just eight seats, set in a room attached to the Fishtown izakaya. Read more about the new 25-course omakase at the link in our IG story. 📷: 🖊: Jason Sheehan

Finding something fried, hot, or possibly cheesy after 11 p.m. in Philly can sometimes feel like an Olympic sport (or at...
06/16/2022

Finding something fried, hot, or possibly cheesy after 11 p.m. in Philly can sometimes feel like an Olympic sport (or at least a challenging video game level that you happen to play while drunk). But, if you know where to look, this city has some extremely satisfying late-night options. Read our new guide linked in IG stories for more on these restaurants, their hours, and why your future late-night self will be very happy you saw this post.

For anyone who has a special, triangle-shaped hole in their heart reserved for New York-style pizza (or a square-shaped ...
06/15/2022

For anyone who has a special, triangle-shaped hole in their heart reserved for New York-style pizza (or a square-shaped hole reserved for Sicilian pies), Paulie Gee’s Soul City Slice Shop might just be your new favorite place to hang out in Philadelphia. Read more about this new Philly offshoot of a famous Brooklyn slice shop at the link in our IG story.

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Did anyone have this on their 2022 bingo card? (Read more details at the link in our IG story)
06/14/2022

Did anyone have this on their 2022 bingo card? (Read more details at the link in our IG story)

The food at  in East Passyunk might be most succinctly summarized as “Modern Mediterranean.” Modern because the dishes a...
06/14/2022

The food at in East Passyunk might be most succinctly summarized as “Modern Mediterranean.” Modern because the dishes are flavorful but light on their feet, cast through a 2020s post-Healthyish lens. Modern because straight “Mediterranean” is still common restaurant shorthand for France, Italy and Spain, whitewashing the actual diversity of a fertile coastline that includes countries like Syria and Lebanon. Mish Mish serves a 12-dish slice of a region that spans more than a million square miles, resisting neat cuisine categorization and sort of making its own rules. Read the latest restaurant review (linked in IG stories) for more on what to expect from dinner here.

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At  in Northern Liberties, Dera Nd-Ezuma cooks as close to his memories of the suya in his hometown of Abuja as he can: ...
06/13/2022

At in Northern Liberties, Dera Nd-Ezuma cooks as close to his memories of the suya in his hometown of Abuja as he can: skewered meat sizzling on a grill, rubbed with ground peanuts, paprika, ginger, dry chilies and crushed bouillon. When you come here, get a beef suya bowl customized with jollof rice and caramelized plantains, or an order of corn tortilla tacos with chicken, chopped onions, a little cabbage, and a hit of sauce that tastes like a campfire aioli — all smoke and heat and a baritone sweetness. Read more about this Nigerian fast-casual spot in the latest restaurant review linked in IG stories.

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Siblings Donna and Mike Kolodesh grew up in Northeast Philly after their parents fled Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia...
06/10/2022

Siblings Donna and Mike Kolodesh grew up in Northeast Philly after their parents fled Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia in 1993 as political refugees. Like so many other ex-Soviet immigrants who settled in Philadelphia, their parents set roots down in the Northeast alongside neighbors with ties to Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Russia. This July, Donna and Mike will put their own stamp on Philadelphia’s Georgian restaurant scene at the new @ saami somi in Reading Terminal Market. Read our full report in IG stories find out more about their adjararuli khachapuri and unique spins on shotis puri and khinkali.

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There are so many great restaurants in Chinatown, it’s easy to feel like a tiny child in a giant candy shop trying to ch...
06/08/2022

There are so many great restaurants in Chinatown, it’s easy to feel like a tiny child in a giant candy shop trying to choose just one. Some are stacked on second floors or hidden under a bridge next to a Hilton; a couple stay open past midnight; and many of them showcase regional specialties that are hard to find elsewhere in Philly. Our just-updated guide (linked in IG stories) is here to help you forge your own path while you’re in the neighborhood.

06/06/2022

If an out-of-town friend/relative/lover is coming to Philly with a focus on eating (the correct attitude), they're probably going to end up asking you to curate their entire restaurant to-do list. Send them our First-Time Visitor’s Guide to Dining in Philadelphia guide instead (linked in IG stories). Then you won't have to push more than like three buttons on your phone.

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06/06/2022

If an out-of-town friend/relative/lover is coming to Philly with a focus on eating (the correct attitude), they're probably going to end up asking you to curate their entire restaurant to-do list. Send them our First-Time Visitor’s Guide to Dining in Philadelphia guide instead. Then you won't have to push more than like three buttons on your phone.

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The Dutch moved and then The Dutchess moved in. That sentence might sound like a weird divorce joke told at a Renaissanc...
06/06/2022

The Dutch moved and then The Dutchess moved in. That sentence might sound like a weird divorce joke told at a Renaissance Faire, but it’s news for Pennsport diners and anyone in Philly who loved Chef Lee Styer’s work at Fond. Starting Wednesday, June 8th, The Dutchess will set up where The Dutch first operated, serving fried chicken sandwiches, burgers, and breakfast sandwiches, plus the same malted chocolate ice cream from Fond. Read more details at the link in our IG story.

Every week from now until August 31st, chaos-inclined Philadelphians descend into a feeding frenzy of booze and small pl...
06/03/2022

Every week from now until August 31st, chaos-inclined Philadelphians descend into a feeding frenzy of booze and small plates. Needless to say, the vibe at Sips always skews messy. But there are a couple of participating restaurants this year that warrant a visit if you're ever in the area and craving a $6 cocktail on a random Wednesday. Read about those places on our new guide linked in IG stories.

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 just set up shop on South Street with booze, daily brunch and dinner. Plus,  expands, and  is selling gelato push-pops ...
06/02/2022

just set up shop on South Street with booze, daily brunch and dinner. Plus, expands, and is selling gelato push-pops in support of Ukraine. Read more of the latest restaurant news at the link in our IG story.
🖊️: Jason Sheehan

Whether you're looking to get nerdy about wine, celebrate Pride, or go to a popular Montreal restaurant's pop-up at  (or...
06/01/2022

Whether you're looking to get nerdy about wine, celebrate Pride, or go to a popular Montreal restaurant's pop-up at (or all three), check out the details on Philly's food festivals and special dinner parties happening this month.

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05/31/2022

Just in case this karee maifun looks as dreamy to you as it looks to us, know that is serving a selection of their excellent Thai dishes at for the entire month of June.

We proudly present your new response to the out-of-town friends who always text you asking, "where should I eat when I c...
05/31/2022

We proudly present your new response to the out-of-town friends who always text you asking, "where should I eat when I come visit Philly?" Consider this highly opinionated, not-exactly-conclusive-but-very-delicious list the 101 syllabus to eating well in this city — from barbacoa to phở and all the sandwiches in between. Read about all 20 spots (for either you or a first-time visitor), up in our IG stories.

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Forîn Cafe is opening a new (larger, boozier) Kensington spot this fall, Temple teams up with GLU Hospitality on a big r...
05/27/2022

Forîn Cafe is opening a new (larger, boozier) Kensington spot this fall, Temple teams up with GLU Hospitality on a big restaurant project, and Holy 'Que Smokehouse revamps its menu. Stay in the loop with Philly’s latest food news (in the link in our IG stories).

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Buck-a-shuck might be tough to come by right now (hello inflation), but that doesn't mean you can't get a great deal on ...
05/27/2022

Buck-a-shuck might be tough to come by right now (hello inflation), but that doesn't mean you can't get a great deal on oysters in Philly. We've got details on our favorite oyster happy hours in the updated guide linked in IG stories.

Intel for anyone who could use some sunshine and a drink at the moment (and not necessarily in that order). Read more de...
05/26/2022

Intel for anyone who could use some sunshine and a drink at the moment (and not necessarily in that order). Read more details about both outdoor events at the link in our IG story.

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Truly honored to be featured in Philadelphia Magazine in a Foobooz article! Please stop by on your way to the Jersey Shore this year and immerse yourself in our Jersey Fresh environment!
Had a great night at Philadelphia Magazine La Fete this week! After interning for Foobooz in college it was great to attend one of their events! Especially with a fellow Abington High School and Temple alum!
NEXT WEEK: Join Foobooz & Philadelphia Magazine for a Philadelphia feast with some of the city's top chefs! The menus for both nights of La Fête have been released. Check out what chefs from Middle Child, Hardena/Waroeng Surabaya, Irwin's, Wilder, Honeysuckle Provisions, Kalaya Philadelphia, Càphê Roasters, River Twice Restaurant, Hummingbird Island, and Rex at the Royal are cooking up on May 9 & 10 at The Mann Center.

🎟️ Tickets are limited, get yours now: www.phillymag.com/lafete

A portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP), a fund managed by the PRLAEF which supports hospitality industry workers across Pennsylvania in times of hardship. Learn more at: www.parelief.org
This weekend's special appetizer is as fresh and bright as a spring day!

🐟 Smoked tuna and salmon carpaccio appetizer topped with shaved fennel, sweet peppers, radish, grape tomato, cucumber and celery, lemon olive oil.

Plus...

🍅 Vegetable Lasagna: zucchini, peppers, eggplant, plum tomatoes, béchamel, mozzarella.

🍝 Linguine with clams and broccoli rabe in a garlic and oil, topped with toasted bread crumbs

🦐 Grilled Salmon & Shrimp: Grilled salmon topped with jumbo shrimp in a garlic white wine sauce with capers and asparagus

🔥 Filet Gorgonzola: Center-cut 8-oz. filet topped with jumbo lump crab in a Gorgonzola cream sauce

And remember - our sidewalk cafe is open for outside seating!

☎️ Reservations accepted. Visit our website or call 856-858-2999 to make yours!
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Foobooz La Fête is two weeks away! Friends and fans will gather at the The Mann Center on May 9th & 10th for the fanciest picnic Philadelphia has ever seen, featuring two unique, curated, family-style experiences that will highlight the remarkable talents of 10 Philadelphia chefs and celebrate the resilience, fun and flavors of the city. 🔥

🎟️ Seats for each night are limited; reserve yours now: https://www.phillymag.com/lafete/

A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP), which assists Pennsylvania hospitality workers in times of crisis. Learn more at www.parelief.org
Thanks to Phillymag and Foobooz for the shout out to Iron Hill Brewery for their benefit brews!!

"Get a Little Drunk for a Good Cause!

Iron Hill Brewery’s locations in Ardmore, Center City, and CHESTNUT HILL just started selling three charitable beer specials.

If you’re into stouts because you’re a Very Serious Beer Drinker, try the bottle of “RESIST” that supports the work of the Red Cross in Ukraine. Iron Hill also released a special porter on draft that was aged in Dad’s Hat Rye whiskey barrels and benefits the same cause.

Starting April 7th, the I.H. breweries will donate a portion of sales of a honey-heavy American pilsner (called “We All Beelong”) to the Philly chapter of the Pink Boots Society, a non-profit that seeks to educate and advance the careers of women and non-binary beverage professionals."

Get the whole article at:

https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2022/04/01/10-spring-philly-food-events-april-2022/
Meet Ex-Files Judge Erin Wallace:
Erin is one of the Philly region’s premier beer experts. She is the founder and longtime owner of Devil's Den Philadelphia ( Foobooz Top 50 Bars) and regional chapter founder of the Pink Boots Society
She's heard many stories and bad dates from behind the bar, so she's perfect to judge on February 14th: https://tinyurl.com/ExFiles22
Looking for takeout options this Sunday? Freebyrd Chicken at The Bourse Philly makes Foobooz's list! 🏈

https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/super-bowl-takeout-philadelphia/
Yehuda Sichel (owner of HUDA, a Philadelphia Magazine & Foobooz Top 50 Philly Restaurant) invites you to join him and Frank E. Olivieri from The Original Pat's King of Steaks as they cook a delicious Jewish Italian meal together while sharing stories of the Philly food scene. This special fundraiser benefits JFCS programs that directly fight food insecurity by providing groceries and meals to those in need. Watch the video to learn more and sign up at jfcsphilly.link/NourishingCommunity
Excited to see South Jersey darlings named in Philadelphia Magazine Foobooz "50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia" --

Hearthside
Zeppoli
Sagami Japanese Restaurant
June BYOB
Sweet Amalia Market & Kitchen

Collingswood Borough
Borough of Newfield
Congratulations to Yehuda Sichel and HUDA on being named one of the top 50 restaurants in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine Foobooz! We're so excited that Yehuda will be bringing his impressive culinary skills and love of Jewish cooking to our virtual fundraising event NOURISHING COMMUNITY. Register today at: jfcsphilly.link/NourishingCommunity

https://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/50-best-restaurants/
Cheers Foobooz!

“Finally, we here at Foobooz HQ are big David Bowie fans, so there was no way we were going to let this week’s News Round-Up come to an end without letting you know about the Trestle Inn’s all-vinyl go-go party celebrating the legacy of The Thin White Duke. On Friday, January 14th, they’ll be spinning all Bowie on vinyl, showing classic Bowie videos, serving $8 Young American sours and running happy hour specials ’til 8 p.m. There’s no cover but, as mentioned above, don’t forget that vax card.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. Be there or be square.”
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