699 N. Broad Street
Joining the Philly restaurant scene at the very end of the year, this brand-new southern Italian eatery from Joe and Angela Cicala is a feast for the eyes, with gleaming chandeliers, plush seats, and antique touches.
Just when I think the Beer Bubble is about to burst, more breweries open to reignite our limitless hop-timism. New since summer: the Spring Garden Beer District got another entry with Triple Bottom Brewing (915 Spring Garden St., 267 764-1994); Kensington landed Punch Buggy Brewing Co. (1445 N American St.); and Dock Street South (2118 Washington Ave., 215-337-3103) became a new piece in Washington Avenue’s ongoing transformation.
No, South Philly chef Jennifer Zavala won’t be entering her controversial vegan meatballs into Taproom on 19th’s 6th Annual Meatball Challenge this weekend. Instead, she’ll be spending the weekend at music venue Underground Arts, where the popular pop-up chef just found a permanent home for her tamales and other foodstuffs.
The first stop at Dark Passage, opening October 4 at 1004 Buttonwood Drive in Callowhill, is the Strange Spirits Lounge, which creator Pseudonym Productions is describing as a speakeasy-themed bar. The company worked with Carey to put this piece of the attraction together, and the key here is you can get a cocktail (Halloween-themed, of course) and take it with you as tour the rest of the rooms (and, presumably, try not to jump in fright and spill it. Maybe safer to just drink the whole thing first). The setup is fairly loose, meaning once you leave the bar you can circle back to it whenever you want.
Triple Bottom Brewing brings its philosophy of “beer, people, and planet” to Spring Garden Street.
TRIPLE BOTTOM BREWING GRAND OPENING!
You have probably seen this spot under construction for the past few months and now it’s time to toast their opening day!
Come have a beer with us on September 12! It’s going to be an amazing night, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Cheers to open doors and great beers,
Tess, Bill, & Kyle – the Triple Bottom team
New owners Nikisha Bailey and Matthew Nam want the revamped cafe and bar in Philadelphia’s Callowhill neighborhood to be a “safe space for creatives.”
Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello of 13th Street Kitchens will bring some Southern Italian flare back to their old stomping grounds.
At Love City Brewing, the beers are meant to be accessible, including everything from lagers to stouts to (God forgive them) a pumpkin seasonal. The flagship is the Eraserhood — a hazy, juicy “Northeast-style” IPA.