Philadelphia, PA - Melt Shop, announced it will expand its footprint by opening 18 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware as a part of its first development deal. This new partnership supports Melt Shop's aggressive plans to grow to 100 locations worldwide over the next five years. The first location is slated to open in Delaware in 2018.
Philadelphia, PA - KEEN is pleased to announce it has soft opened to the public (with a limited menu and hours) and will open formally, Tuesday, November 28th at 5pm. Excited to be joining Philadelphia’s dynamic dining scene, owners Chris and Caitlin Rorer are bringing modern American fare to an incredibly eclectic restaurant that is a marriage between an approachable neighborhood tavern and a carefully curated art space.
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
Philadelphia, PA - Aqimero, a modern Latin American inspired restaurant, located inside the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia. A Richard Sandoval’s restaurant and lounge located in the Ritz-Carlton, is pleased to announce inspired new menu offerings including a new Power Lunch menu and a re-imagined sharable Social Plates dinner menu.
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
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