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Go for gnocchi gold
This homey Italian BYOB is best known for chef-owner Maria Forte’s amazing ricotta gnocchi, pillow pasta that The Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic Craig La Ban referred to as “weightless wonders of the dumpling world.” After those doughy delights, regulars recommend any of the day’s specials.View More
Relax with a cup of tea on South Street
Located on Philadelphia’s famous South Street, Cups & Chairs is a cozy cafe featuring more than 55 varieties of loose leaf tea.View More
Family-style East African fare
Ethnic food enthusiasts enjoy authentic, family-style Ethiopian and Eritrean food in a cozy atmosphere inside or on the patio here. One of Philly’s best East African restaurants, Dahlak does traditionalView More
injera-scooped fare right, but its second identity as an all-inclusive night spot draws in a well-mixed Cedar Park crowd.
Excellent cheesesteaks in the city’s northwestern ridge.
Dalessandro’s has been serving delicious — if sinfully greasy — cheesesteaks from their corner locale for as long as anybody can remember. Legend has it that the grillmasters at Delassandro’s season their sizable flattoped grill with fat before adding the meat.View More
Old World charm in the historic Italian Market
One of the city’s oldest trattorias celebrates Italian-American cuisine with homemade lasagna, hearty veal chops and other traditional treats slathered in famous “red gravy” (South Philly-speak for marinara).View More
Incredible desserts available 24/7
Berry cuvée with guava and bananas foster are two of several exotic cheesecake flavors available ’round-the-clock at this retro-themed diner that’s credited with inventing the Philly cheesecake, a lighter version of the New York classic.View More
Celebrate Día de Muertos with South Street and The Magic Gardens
November 2View More
The South Street neighborhood and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens team up to celebrate Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, with a parade and festival on Sunday, November 2.
The luxury steakhouse family makes a big impression on Philly
The acclaimed steakhoues family has opened its seventh national restaurant in Philadelph, located in Center City’s 1920s-era Grande BuildingView More
On a roll
Two brothers anchor this Whiz-topped newcomer off Spring Garden, a welcome addition to a part of town surprisingly lacking in cheesesteak options.View More
From mild to wild
Fried dough, spices and fillings make up the basis for chaat, a popular Indian snack and the foundation for this casual restaurant. The 10 different variations include ingredients like cashews, melon seeds, yogurt, green curry and noodles with wildly divergent sauces, fruits, vegetables and meats.View More
Just the right spice
Spices—and lots of them—define this cozy Indian spot, dishing out traditional cuisine with tons of flavor. Regulars swear by the restaurant’s signature dish, the chicken tikka masala.View More
New American cuisine in downtown Ambler — with a lengthy wine list
This three-level restaurant and wine bar — housed in a beautifully restored historic building — features a menu inspired by seasonal flavors, including the restaurant’s own organic spice and herb garden, and an extensive wine selection.View More
A glistening specialty food emporium providing a veritable feast for the senses
The Di Bruno Bros. specialty store on Chestnut Street is an absolute must-see if you appreciate food. At all. Seriously. This place is very close to a boutique foodies heaven.View More
A slice of Philadelphia foodie heaven in Ardmore Farmers’ Market
Two-hundred-pound wheels of cheese, hanging provolones, legs of prosciutto and more are what visitors can expect at the Delaware County location of Philadelphia’s Di Bruno Bros. in the Ardmore Farmers Market in Suburban Square. Since 2011, Di Bruno Bros., which specializes in international specialties and prepared foods, has operated a successful location out of Ardmore. Fresh mozzarella is made on the premises, small cooking demonstrations allow for culinary presentations by both Di Bruno’s chefs and visiting chefs and wine, beer and cheese pairings and tastings at the Ardmore Farmers Market location.View More
One of the city’s newest green public spaces
Now openView More
Located at the foot of City Hall, Dilworth Park has undergone a major — and awesome — transformation into a modern and welcoming outdoor space with new plantings, lawns, a programmable fountain, a cafe with outdoor seating and two iconic glass entrances to the underground concourse.
Shell-cracking seafood in Old City since 1976
A Philadelphia tradition since 1976, family-owned DiNardo’s Famous Crabs in Old City is widely known for their shell-cracking feasts.View More
Dine Out, Fight AIDS
April 30View More
More than 200 restaurants are giving back during the 25th annual Dining Out for Life. During the special evening, participating restaurants will donate one-third of the cost of your meal to the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Stroll, shop and dine every Wednesday in Media
Every Wednesday through September 30, 2015View More
Enjoy an alfresco evening on State Street in Media throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars.
Tapas and tequila reign at this deliciously over-the-top Mexican hot spot
At Distrito, Jose Garces’ two-story Mexican outpost in University City, incredible tapas dishes mingle with a funky (and mostly pink) décor — including the restaurant’s famous Volkswagen Beetle booth — to bring you a thoroughly entertaining night out.View More
Classic Greek eats
Philadelphia’s third location of this mini Greek chain sports a BYOB policy (like the original in Queen Village) and serves classic Greek dishes, including lamb, kebob, grilled octopus and spinach pie.View More
Old school quality on the half shell
Designed as a throwback to the golden days of oyster saloons, Doc Magrogan’s prides itself on selling the freshest seafood, along with a large selection of wine and beer. The owner, an experienced a publican, lists two kinds of oyster shooters on his menu: one with vodka and one with beer.View More
Old-school quality on the half shell
Designed as a throwback to the golden days of oyster saloons, Doc Magrogan’s prides itself on selling the freshest seafood, along with a large selection of wine and beer.View More
Award-winning craft brews
Dock Street became a Cedar Park stalwart the second the respected craft brewery settled down in a lovingly converted firehouse at 50th and Baltimore. In addition to award-winning beers, it also offers a selection of expertly tossed wood-fired pizzas.View More
A hot summer festival focusing on a summer classic
July 18View More
Some of the area’s top restaurants and food trucks compete for the title of Top Grill Master during the Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off. And the medium of choice: hot dogs.
Explore Brewerytown and Girard Ave. for a steal
Dollar Days on the Avenue finds businesses along the West Girard Avenue business corridor selling items for $1, $3 and $5 on four Thursday evenings throughout the summer.View More
Korean and Japanese cooking meets and mingles at Doma, a sophisticated neighborhood BYO sushi parlor.View More
A legendary old-school dive bar that serves up local beer and board games
Many Philly bars and restaurants have great beer selections, but Doobie’s sets itself apart with its killer jukebox, dog-friendly policy, vegan food and board games.View More
Vendors, music and more
September 12-13, 2015View More
Every September, along the streets of downtown Doylestown in Bucks County, exhibitors set up shop for a festival of handmade goods galore at the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.
Eat a killer burger and catch the big game
When it comes to solid pub fare, few places in Montgomery County can compete with Drake Tavern in Jenkintown. Burger lovers have some fresh choices, including the Captain Morgan’s Burger, drizzled in its titular sauce, and the 2nd and Allegheny Burger, served on a pretzel roll with jalapeño-Philadelphia cream cheese, tortilla strips and roasted red pepper aioli that was voted one of the best local burgers by Philly.com.
A healthy beer list with local favorites and tough-to-find craft beers should help those french fries down nicely. And when the weather’s nice, the outdoor patio area is the place to be.View More
An Old City and Rittenhouse favorite in West Philly
With sister locations catering to the college and post-college crowd in the Old City and Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods, a West Philly branch finally brings the brand directly to the college area. Ping pong, pool, bubble hockey tables, DJs on the weekends and ultra-cheap food during sporting events mean there’s something to do at all hours of the day and night.View More