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Ritz-Carlton’s Aqimero Hasn’t Been Able to Muster Up Even a Single Star

Plus, Mission Taqueria gets the two-bell treatment Two weeks ago, Inquirer critic Craig LaBan tore the Ritz-Carlton’s new Richard Sandoval restaurant Aqimero to shreds. The “execution is uninspired,” he wrote. “In a town that mastered...Show More Summary

Another Fast-Casual Pizza Shop Opened Today in University City

Tomorrow, head to the Blaze’s Drexel campus location for free pizza Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a “modern day pizza joint” backed by one of the best pro-basketball players of our generation, opened its second location in Philadelphia today at 3400 Lancaster Avenue on Drexel University’s campus (the first is across town on Temple’s campus). Show More Summary

Rittenhouse’s Plenty Has Gone Full Euro-Gran Café

The new-and-improved coffee shop has 14 new taps, interesting liqueurs, and Jersey wine In case you missed it, Rittenhouse’s Plenty Cafe at 1602 Spruce Street turned into a full-fledged, European-inspired, morning-to-night cafe, meaning,...Show More Summary

Shoo Fry, a Philly-Style Poutine Shop, Opens Tomorrow in Rittenhouse Square

Cheesesteak poutine and scrapple sliders are on the menu If you want to see how Philly does poutine, tomorrow’s your chance. On Thursday, October 20, after close to nine months of waiting, Matt Baiada will finally open his poutinerie,...Show More Summary

Crisis Averted: Texas Wieners Will Return

The Snyder Avenue icon will open November 1 It’s been one month since Eater announced the closure of South Philly hot dog icon Texas Wieners. In that time, owner John Viggiano was able to secure a buyer—his brother, Michael Viggiano,...Show More Summary

Center City Lands Yet Another Sweetgreen Location

1601 Market Street is up next With three locations already within city limits (Rittenhouse, Washington Square West, and University City), and two others out in the suburbs (Ardmore and King of Prussia), the fast-casual salad pros at Sweetgreen aren’t slowing down their roll. Show More Summary

Grey Lodge Crew Breathes New Life Into Port Richmond Crab Joint

Bonk's Bar soft-opened last night For 20 years, Mike "Scoats" Scotese and his business partner Patrick McGinley have torn it up in the Northeast with their three fantastic craft-centric bars, Grey Lodge Pub, Hop Angel Brauhaus, and Sawtown Tavern. Show More Summary

South Philly Barbacoa Gets Back into the Torta Game With a New Sister Restaurant

El Compadre opens next week About two months ago, after some big-time Bon Appetit accolade, South Philly Barbacoa owners Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller scrapped their weekday torta menu, reserving it only for special functions and events. Show More Summary

Top-Chef Winner Nick Elmi Brings ‘Wit and Creativity’ to East Passyunk with ITV

Craig LaBan gave the new wine bar-small plater three bells Snagging three bells from Inquirer critic Craig LaBan is a tough task, and doing it twice in a row is a feat. But Nick Elmi, Philly’s most recent Top Chef winner, is no stranger...Show More Summary

Geno’s Steaks Loses Racist Signage

Plus, Shake Shack could open in South Jersey, and Vedge is celebrating its 5th birthday with a $55 tasting menu Coming Attractions Shake Shack, after opening two locations in Philly, and two more in King of Prussia, is setting its eyes on suburban Marlton, N.J. Show More Summary

Bella Vista’s Bar One is a Bar and Bruncherie With an Italian Accent

The nation’s oldest Italian restaurant has a hip new sibling When Eater first broke the news about the country’s oldest Italian restaurant, Ralph’s, opening a new concept in the old Wishing Well space across the street, co-owner Ryan Rubino was optimistic it would open within four months, by April 2016. Show More Summary

Guy Fieri to Debut his First Philly-Area Restaurant in Chester County

Plus, Valley Forge Casino gets a new steakhouse this week CHESTER COUNTY — Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host Guy Fieri will open Guy Fieri’s Philly Kitchen + Bar inside the Chester County Harrah’s. Over the past few weeks, the restaurant...Show More Summary

Here Are Your Minute-Pizza Options at Philly’s First &pizza

It opens tomorrow Tomorrow, &pizza opens at 1430 Walnut Street in the same complex as The Cheesecake Factory (up above) and right next door to a Verizon Wireless branch. The entrance is actually on 15th Street, directly across the street from Max Brenner. Show More Summary

Stove & Tap Guys Opening Two New Restaurants in the ‘Burbs

An Italian trattoria and a Mexican cantina are planned for the Exton, PA town center Justin Weathers and Joe Monnich, two of the brains behind Lansdale’s Stove & Tap (which, by the way, got some two-star love from Philly Mag’s critic,...Show More Summary

Smoked Octopus Pizza and Craft Pitchers Are On the Menu at Harp & Crown

It opens today; peep the menus Today at 5 p.m., Michael Schulson's Center City newcomer Harp & Crown will open at 1525 Sansom Street. The concept: a bright and beautiful American restaurant and bar on the ground floor, and down below, an exclusive cocktail bar, lounge, and two-lane bowling alley. Show More Summary

The 17 Hottest Brunches in Philly Right Now, October 2016

In Philly, brunch is a big deal. We're a city that works hard during the week and plays even harder on the weekends. Starting the morning with good sustenance is key, and waking up to something soul-restoring is necessary. Some spots...Show More Summary

Hawthornes's Bottle Shop Isn’t Just for Beer Anymore

Wine hits the shelves in Bella Vista A few weeks ago, Eater told you all about the new Pennsylvania law allowing restaurants to sell wine to-go, virtually turning any bar which applies for the extended license into a mini, private wine shop — something Philly’s longed for since food and drink became a priority around these parts. Show More Summary

The 38 Essential Philadelphia Restaurants, Fall 2016

The Eater 38: your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, from the big players to the little guys, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs. Show More Summary

Butcher Shop-Inspired Restaurant Opening in Rittenhouse

Meat-lovers, rejoice! George Anni, owner of the Anni Restaurant Family restaurants, is adding another concept to his mini-empire. It'll be called Butcher Bar, an homage to the old-school butcher shops of yore. Butcher Bar will will join...Show More Summary

25 Iconic Dishes That Define Philadelphia

When you come to Philly, you should listen to what they say. Find a cheesesteak, order some water ice, buy a soft pretzel. Do those things because you should do those things, and for the most part, you can't really go wrong doing those things. Show More Summary

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