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Cristina Martinez Closes El Compadre (Photo: Facebook)

Philly Closings

Philadelphia, PA - The Queen of Barbacoa, Cristina Martinez and her husband Ben Miller have recently closed up El Compadre, their son’s Italian Market torta restaurant. The couple had taken over the restaurant shortly after Isaías Berriozabal-Martinez, Cristina's son, passed away suddenly, in 2017.


Largest Wawa Comming to Independence Mall (Photo: Wawa)

Philly Openings

Independence Park - Largest Wawa Comming to Independence MallWawa announced it is building the worlds largest Wawa convenience store in the heart of Independence Mall. Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens made the announcement during the course of the 2200 block of South Street opening this past week. The new store is going to be more than 11,000 sq ft and situated at Independence Mall in the Public Ledger Building.


Rebel Taco at The Bourse Food Hall

Philly Openings

Philadelphia, PARebel Taco at The Bourse Food Hall - Rebel Taco, the brand new traditional Mexican taco purveyor at the Bourse Food Hall. Rebel Taco steps out of the box by using bold, dynamic “not yo mama’s” tacos which are going to redefine your idea of a traditional street taco.


 

Mighty Melt in the Bourse Food Hall

Philly Openings

Philadelphia, PAMighty Melt in the Bourse Food Hall - Mighty Melt in the Bourse Food Hall is a partnership involving Philly’s Mighty Bread Company’s Chris DiPiazza and Stargazy’s Sam Jacobson, Mighty Melt is going to offer up interesting grilled cheese specialty sandwiches made from fresh, artisan bread along with innovative pairings.

Pinch Dumplings in The Bourse Food Hall

Philly Openings

Philadelphia, PAMighty Melt in the Bourse Food Hall - Pinch Dumplings in The Bourse Food Hall is a genuine, hand-pinched Chinese dumpling prepared every day by using natural as well as regional ingredients.


Black Friday at Porta Philadelphia (Photo: Porta)

Food News

Philadelphia, PABlack Friday at Porta Philadelphia - On Black Friday, Porta Philadelphia is going to be opening up at 7 a.m., offering up a special Black Friday menu till noon for shoppers needing to fuel up for Black Friday shopping or searching for a break-up period from the Thanksgiving leftovers.


District Taco Center City Philadelphia (Photo: PhillyBite)

Restaurants

Philadelphia, PADistrict Taco Center City Philadelphia - District Taco, a D.C.-based Mexican eatery, is opening in the new East Market street development. The taco restaurant first began as a food truck and has recently opened some brick-and-mortar spots, most notably their recent opening in King of Prussia.


By George Reading Terminal Market

Restaurants

Philadelphia, PABy George Reading Terminal Market - If you're strolling around the Reading Terminal Market looking for a quick Pizza Slice, cheesesteak or meatball sandwich, you are in luck at By George!

Pineville Fishtown Offers New Brunch Menu

Food & Beverage

Philadelphia, PAPineville Brunch - The Pineville Fishtown has launched a delicious brunch menu for those who love to “brunch.” Chef/Owner Drew Abruzzese has introduced a brunch lineup that consists of his Pineville Tavern favorites, intertwined with items that reflect the neighborhood roots, such as Polish kielbasa. Drew says he has been sharing ideas for the new place with Chef Matt Levin, who is a family friend and mentor.

Menagerie Coffee at The Bourse Food Hall (Photo: PhillyBite)

Coffee & Tea

Philadelphia, PA - Menagerie Coffee at The Bourse Food HallMenagerie Coffee, has become an Old City mainstay in the past five years, the locally-operated and owned niche coffee store opened up its 2nd shop at The Bourse offering up patrons coffee drinks featuring Dogwood Coffee as well as Elixr Coffee.

Bronze Table by Vera Pasta (Photo: PhillyBite)

Restaurants

Philadelphia, PABronze Table by Vera Pasta - Bronze Table by Vera Pasta: This new fast-casual approach comes straight out of the crew from Vera Pasta, who serves made to order pasta dishes along with Italian vino and fresh prepared artisanal pasta to go.


Volver's New Tasting at The Kimmel Center

Restaurants

Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite Magazine was just recently invited to try Volvér’s tasting menu, and it ended up being a fantastic dining experience. Located on the first level of the breathtaking Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Volvér spotlights Celebrity Chef Garces’ culinary journey all-around the world.  Volvér provides guests with a relaxed dining experience in an elegant atmosphere. Volvér is ideal for any pre-show dinner or perhaps post-show drinks. With a fabulous revolving menu which focuses on seasonal elements alongside contemporary cooking which only amplifies and captures its natural flavors. The restaurant, split into two dining spaces and experiences; Bar Volver provides a more relaxed à la carte selection of internationally-influenced snacks, large and small plates, as well as an extensive cocktail selection, while the main dining area offers up a 12-course seasonal and revolving menu.  Volver located within Philadelphia’s landmark Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, alongside  Philadelphia's lively Avenue of the Arts, in the heart and soul of Center City, at the corner of Broad & Spruce, with the restaurant's entrance located on Spruce Street. - PhillyBite Magazine was just recently invited to try Volvér’s tasting menu, and it ended up being a fantastic dining experience. Located on the first level of the breathtaking Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Volvér spotlights Celebrity Chef Garces’ culinary journey all-around the world.


Chocodiem Chocolatiers In The Bourse Food Hall (Photo: PhillyBite)

Eat

Philadelphia, PAChocodiem Bourse Food Hall - Chocodiem is considered one of the finest chocolatiers by the Institute of Culinary in America, Chocodiem features handmade, artisanal Belgian chocolate confections alongside beautiful French macaroons, truffles, chocolate gelato, frozen hot chocolate varieties and much more.


Photo by Thought Catalog

Adventure

Philadelphia, PAPizza and a Porta Holiday Tree Bundles - Porta Philadelphia is providing customers an one shop stop for Christmas essentials this year with “Pizza and a Porta Tree” holiday bundles. Available starting Friday, November 25 all the way through Christmas Eve, or while supplies last, Porta is offering up two packages, both of which include a Christmas tree, your preference of two signature pizzas, as well as a carafe of house vino or a pitcher of beer.


About Philadelphia Area BurgerFi

Eat

Established in 2011, BurgerFi is among the nation’s fastest-growing better burger concepts with a projected 100 locations by Q1. The concept was founded by gourmet chefs committed to serving fresh food of the highest quality. With roots in high-end culinary practices, all recipes are created from natural, fresh ingredients.Philadelphia, PA - Established in 2011, BurgerFi is among the nation’s fastest-growing better burger concepts with a projected 100 locations by Q1. The concept was founded by gourmet chefs committed to serving fresh food of the highest quality. With roots in high-end culinary practices, all recipes are created from natural, fresh ingredients.

Gettysburg Holiday Season Happening and Events

Family

Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaGettysburg Christmas - All around Gettysburg, as the town awaits the season's first snow, excitement builds for the holiday season. Then with the flip of the switch, a gigantic tree in the center of town will light up Lincoln square and just like that it's officially the holiday season in Gettysburg, Pa.


Bury the Hatchet Axe-Throwing Session Discounts

Philadelphia, PABury the Hatchet Axe-Throwing Session Discounts - Afternoons throwing darts or playing shuffleboard are a thing of the past thanks to Bury The Hatchet, where visitors send 1.5-pound wood and metal hatchets whirling toward targets.


 

  • 13 November 2018 - 31 December 2018
  • Bury the Hatchet Bensalem
  • 1890 Woodhaven Road

Philly Holiday Festival and Celebrations (Photo: Bill Zimmerman for PhillyBite)

Family

Philadelphia, PAPhilly Holiday Festival and Celebrations -  Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off the holiday season at One Liberty Observation Deck announced the details for the third annual Philly Holiday Festival. This year's celebrations will start with the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 22 and continues through the yearly SugarHouse Casino Mummers Day Parade on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Find the complete festival schedule and details at www.phillyholidayfestival.com


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Philadelphia Road Closures for 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Local News

Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia Road Closures for 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend - The City of Philadelphia would like to remind residents that streets will be closed in many parts of the city relating to the 25th annual AACR Philadelphia Marathon on the weekend of November 16 – 18. Delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow for extra driving time and proceed with caution during Race Weekend.


The Philadelphia Marathon: Where to Eat & Runners Discounts

Fitness

Philadelphia, PAThe Philadelphia Marathon: Where to Eat & Runners Discounts - The Philadelphia Marathon is next weekend (Sunday, November 18th) and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the race, the below restaurants and bars are offering runners discounts and deals all weekend, from an electrolyte brew perfect for post-race sipping, marathon-themed wine flights, and a burger + manhattan combo.


Back Prod Artistic Dir Paige Price and Managing Dir Emily Zeck

Entertainment

Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia Theatre Company See and Be Scene - Philadelphia Theatre Company invites theatre lovers to See and Be Scene, a one-night-only staged-reading showcase on Monday, November 26, 2018, at 7:00 pm. Producing Artistic Director Paige Price has assembled some of the hottest talents in local theatre for an up-close-and-personal preview of potential work for the company’s 2019-2020 season. In an informal reading setting, actors will present scenes from eight plays and musicals.


Where to Get Philadelphia Best of Banh Mi Sandwiches

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Philadelphia, PA - In a sandwich town like Philadelphia it's not surprising to find some great Banh Mi around town. Also known as the Vietnamese hoagie, Banh Mi consists of a French baguette, with pickled and fresh vegetables and topped off with a protein, such as pulled pork or tofu. The name comes from the Vietnamese word for bread or more specifically the French baguette. A staple in Vietnamese cuisine and unlike the traditional French baguette the Vietnamese version is made with rice and wheat flour.Philadelphia, PA - In a sandwich town like Philadelphia it's not surprising to find some great Banh Mi around town. Also known as the Vietnamese hoagie, Banh Mi consists of a French baguette, with pickled and fresh vegetables and topped off with a protein, such as pulled pork or tofu. The name comes from the Vietnamese word for bread or more specifically the French baguette. A staple in Vietnamese cuisine and unlike the traditional French baguette the Vietnamese version is made with rice and wheat flour.