PARK PLACE CAFE & RESTAURANT
7 E. Park Ave., Merchantville, 856-662-2200; parkplacecafeandrestaurant.com
Phil Manganaro's owner-chef debut at a charming BYOB in downtown Merchantville has somehow existed under the radar for much of the year. But it's an inspired solo performance of in-the-moment gastronomy from a longtime Starr veteran (Il Pittore, Parc, Dan
This bright Merchantville bistro features inspired cooking from a solo chef with roots in the Starr kitchens, and is the latest example of the lure of BYOBs.
If you happen by this Chinatown spot in the evening when the grill is hot, the aromas will likely draw you in.
Cira Centre South, 2929 Walnut St., 215-867-8067; walnutstreetcafe.com
This airy all-day cafe, restaurant, and bar may be hidden behind the sloping glass walls of the latest Cira Centre skyscraper, but it's one of Philly's most sophisticated newcomers, courtesy of the crew behind New York's Michelin-starred Rebelle. The mode
A 40 oz. wink to malt liquor makes a bid to reach millennials with Muscadet.
The city's latest all-day cafe in the new Cira Centre South is a knockout with the ability to connect the east and west banks of the Schuylkill like no other West Philly restaurant before it.
For September's Cheese of the Month, we praise the tradition of earthy clothbound cheddars from England that have little in common with their sharp American counterparts.
208 S. 13th St.; 215-999-1020; maison208.com
Is it a glamour lounge for the retractable roof-deck set, an accessible showplace for one of the city's most talented chefs, a destination for mural lovers, or a mishap magnet of epic proportions? Maison 208 has been all of the above, a 'tweener project t
Dive into a bowl of gin and terrarium at Maison 208.
At the Study hotel, 20 S. 33rd St.; 215-398-1874; thestudyatuniversitycity.com
With sleek glass walls folded up for al fresco dining and an airy dining room outfitted in woody Nordic chic, this ambitious corner restaurant-bar in West Philly's new Study boutique hotel gives University City a handsome all-purpose destination for a sty
Look to Languedoc's freelance winemaker, Jeff Carrel, for one of the best red wine values in Pennsylvania State Stores.
Honey Bell from Valley Milkhouse is one of the stars of the new cheese CSA, a luscious cow's milk round whose bloomy rind takes on different personalities from botanicals that change with the season.
The addition of arugula to a gimlet adds another element to this classic drink that only salad greens can bring.
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