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14 Gorgeous Private Dining Spaces at Philly Restaurants

Impress party guests with these private rooms With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to book space to eat, drink, and celebrate with a crowd at one of Philly’s best restaurants. Whether it’s a table for a party of 10 or a buffet for 50, these private dining rooms are sure to impress guests. Note that the map points are arranged geographically, not ranked.

Two Big-Name Chefs Are Opening Restaurants in the New Comcast Tower

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is heading to Philly Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Greg Vernick are both signed on to open restaurants at the Comcast Technology Center, the new 60-story skyscraper going up at 1800 Arch Street. Vongerichten,...Show More Summary

Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy Are Opening a Restaurant in Rittenhouse Square

This isn’t their first collaboration It looks like Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy, already partnered on Talula’s Garden on Washington Square, are opening another restaurant together. Word is their new venture is a bi-level spot right off Rittenhouse Square, at 18th and Sansom streets. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes in Italy With Le Virtu’s New Chef

Joseph Voller is learning the ropes in Abruzzo Francis Cratil-Cretarola and Cathy Lee have been traveling to southern Italy for years, learning recipes and techniques for their two East Passyunk eateries, Brigantessa and Le Virtu. They’re back in the Abruzzo region now, this time with a new chef in tow. Show More Summary

Pop-Up Christmas Bar Miracle Will Take Over Nick Elmi’s ITV

The holiday-themed bar runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve The holidays may seem far away, but with Halloween candy already lining store shelves Christmas cheer can’t be far behind. This year, some of that cheer will come in liquid...Show More Summary

Collingswood’s Newest BYOB, Hearthside, Opens Monday

Take a look inside Two Collingswood, New Jersey, residents are opening an American BYOB in their town. Hearthside will be up and running at 801 Haddon Avenue on Monday, September 18, serving wood-fired fare in a wood-and-brick space with seats for 42. Dominic Piperno, who owns Hearthside with his wife, Lindsay, is a local restaurant vet. Show More Summary

Pistola’s Del Sur’s Opening Is ‘Days Away’

The new East Passyunk bar is almost ready for its closeup Pistola’s Del Sur, from the guys behind Jose Pistola’s in Center City and Sancho Pistola’s in Fishtown, is just about ready to open on East Passyunk Avenue. It’s going into the former Palladino’s space at the end (or, beginning) of the South Philly restaurant strip, at 1934 E. Show More Summary

Spin, a 12,000-Square-Foot Ping Pong Bar, Bounces Into Philly

It has scratch-and-sniff wallpaper, a bathtub filled with balls, and a cocktail called the Gin Jawn Spin, the ping pong social club/bar/restaurant originally co-founded by actress Susan Sarandon, is expanding into Philadelphia with a 12,000-square-foot subterranean venue that puts your parents’ basement rec room to shame. Show More Summary

Watch Bud & Marilyn’s Stuff Cheese Into a Meatloaf

And then watch the cheese ooze out What’s better than meatloaf? Meatloaf oozing with cheese. At chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s Bud & Marilyn’s, a thick slice of fontina cheese-stuffed meatloaf served with mashed potatoes and...Show More Summary

Aussie Brunch Cafe Ants Pants Has Opened Its Queen Village Location

Flat whites and breakfast all day 13 years after Liz Fleming and Nancy Silverman opened Australian-style café Ants Pants in Philadelphia, a second location for the popular brunch spot is finally here. Ants Pants 2.0 is now open for hearty...Show More Summary

France Meets Philly At New Gayborhood Bakery J’aime

Brioche, éclairs, choux, and more Philly just got a little more buttery as new French bakery J’aime opened on in the Gayborhood on Thursday. It comes from French immigrant Bastien Ornando, and is covering broad territory in its offerings. Show More Summary

New York Ice Cream Shop 10Below Rolls into Philly Next Week

Rolled ice cream is half off on opening day New York ice cream shop 10Below is expanding to Philly. This will be the first out-of-state location for the Thai-style hand-rolled ice creamery, which was the first of its kind in New York City. Show More Summary

The Biggest Food and Drink Festivals This Fall in Philly

Oktoberfests, block parties, rooftop tastings, and the best chef lineup of the year Get ready for Oktoberfests, neighborhood celebrations, block parties, tasting events, and more. Philly is full of food and drink fêtes this fall, from...Show More Summary

An Island-Themed Restaurant Is Coming to Chestnut Hill

A bit of the tropics on Germantown Avenue Beach-themed restaurant Louie’s Little Hut is opening at 8419 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. Owners Jim and Karen Cerenzia drew from their travels in Hawaii for the eatery, which is painted in bright colors and decorated with island photos taken by the couple. Show More Summary

Where to Eat and Drink in Fishtown

With a side of Kensington Named for its once-booming shad industry, this historically working class ‘hood is a case study in the more palatable side of gentrification. Stalwarts like Standard Tap and Johnny Brenda’s paved the way for...Show More Summary

First Look at the Retro Franklin Ice Cream Bar

Check out those Keystone Bars The Berley brothers are expanding their dessert domination with Franklin Ice Cream Bar, an Old City shop with a vintage vibe like sister spots Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery, which share the block. Show More Summary

This Block of South Street Is Hoarding All the Restaurants

Nori Sushi should open in September Two new eateries are joining the food lineup on the 1600 block of South Street, already home to Tio Flores, Magpie, Miles Table, Founding Fathers, Delicious Bites Deli, Entree, and the new Tico's Tacos, which opened earlier this year. Show More Summary

Philly Chefs Pitch in to Support Houston After Hurricane Harvey

Follow #chefs4houston Local chefs are raising money for disaster relief in flood-ravaged Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Eli Kulp and Ellen Yin of High Street Hospitality Group started #chefs4houston, with a call for Philly restaurants to create a dish, serve it nightly, and donate the proceeds. Show More Summary

17 Sports Bars in Philly to Watch NFL and College Football

Where to catch the game Football season is here and in a sports town like Philly there’s no shortage of bars to watch the game. Whether you wind up cheering on the Eagles or your favorite college football team in a familiar neighborhood...Show More Summary

Want to Write for Eater Philly?

The site is looking for a new contributor Are you obsessed with the diverse and exciting dining scene in Philadelphia? Do you have proven journalistic chops? There might just be a spot for you here at Eater Philly. We're currently seeking...Show More Summary

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