Philadelphia, PA - The Art Bar located in the heart of the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia is only blocks from Rittenhouse Square, and the Chestnut Street shopping district. The Sonesta Hotel opened its doors just two years ago at 18th and Market Streets, formerly the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The hotel has undergone an extensive multi-million dollar renovation a few years back, influence by Philadelphia's local art scene. The lobby, now houses an art gallery in conjunction with the Center for Emerging and Visual Artists located a few blocks away.
Philadelphia, PA - Snap Kitchen - Philadelphia Area Locations: Snap Kitchen will launch its East Coast expansion in the City of Brotherly Love. Over the course of the year, the company plans to open seven locations in the Philadelphia, Main Line and South Jersey regions.
Barcelona – Extensive array of Spanish-centric small plates & wine with an outdoor patio. A welcoming tapas restaurant and wine bar arrives in East Passyunk. The expansive restaurant, outfitted in reclaimed wood accents, has an industrial feel, features a patio, offers a regularly changing menu and serves Spanish dishes both traditional (albondigas) and contemporary (red snapper crudo). 1709 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 515-7900, barcelonawinebar.com
Cheu Fishtown – The much bigger sibling to Center City’s noodle bar keeps the fun-loving vibe of the original with colorful murals and mosiacs. The menu, too, is full of similarly playful takes on pan-Asian dishes like brisket ramen with matzo balls, and Eastern-inspired cocktails. 1416 Frankford Avenue, (267) 758-2269, cheufishtown.com
Fishtown Brewpub – Another win for craft beer lovers—Fishown Brewpub serves its own potable creations in an 80-seat dining area. On the food side, the menu is creative but comforting, with beef cheek pierogi, fish sticks with kimchi ketchup and malted panna cotta on offer. 1101 Frankford Avenue, (215) 990-1396, fishtownbrewpub.com
South Street, Philadelphia - Smoke’s Poutinerie: Canada’sfamed chain comes to Philly, serving crispy golden fries and heaps of squeaky cheese curds. Beyond the classic curd and gravy, toppings can include triple pork, veggie deluxe, butter chicken and Korean barbeque, among many others. 411 South Street, (215) 351-0292, smokespoutinerie.com
Chez Novak’s – Brewerytown’s newest neighbor, this sunny bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot serves mostly French cuisine with international accents. That might include smoked chicken breast with goat cheese and papaya purée or jerked duck leg confit in mango sauce. 2829 W. Girard Avenue, (201) 844-2211, novaksbrewerytown.com
Humpty’s Dumplings – Anything but typical, the dumplings at this second location of a Glenside quick-service favorite—now open in Queen Village—include fillings such as cheesesteak or shrimp and grits. Diners can also indulge in noodles with irreverent toppings and seasonal salads. 705 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 515-3250, humptysdumplings.com
Wiz Kid – Hip, colorful counter-serve for vegan cheesesteaks & sandwiches, plus beer, wine & cocktails. Vegan visionaries Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby (Vedge, V Street) can do no wrong, and their latest concept makes it easier than ever to eat meatlessly. The Rittenhouse Square storefront focuses on sandwiches (mushroom “cheesesteak,” for one), salads and sides. 124 S. 19th Street, wizkidfood.com
Six Feet Under – The fun is underground at Washington Square’s newest gastropub, decked out with exposed brick, fireplaces, two bars and a dance floor. In addition to live music and DJs, the venue serves a rotating craft beer list, breakfast all day, fish and chips and skillet cookies. 727 Walnut Street, (215) 391-1100, sixfeetunderphilly.com