The Fin, New Surf & Turf Restaurant, Opens in Fishtown
Fishtown / Openings / Seafood

The Fin, New Surf & Turf Restaurant, Opens in Fishtown

The Fin is putting the fish back into Fishtown with Philadelphia’s largest and newest seafood destination. The owners of seafood boil chain Crab Du Jour have opened The Fin at 1000 Frankford Avenue #1 in Fishtown. This new giant surf and turf hotspot will feature a contemporary casual vibe, with 10,000 square feet of space, … Continue reading

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Opens in Fishtown and Coming Soon to Rittenhouse Square
Fishtown / Ice Cream / Openings / Rittenhouse Square

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Opens in Fishtown and Coming Soon to Rittenhouse Square

On Thursday, December 2 at 7 PM, Jeni’s Slendid Ice Cream will open the doors of its first Philadelphia brick and mortar location at 1322 Frankford Ave. Unit #101 in Fishtown. The shop will be scooping free ice cream until close (11 PM) and the first 50 guests in line will receive a free swag bag.  The … Continue reading

Beehive Bakeshop Opens in Fishtown
Baked Goods / Bakeries / Fishtown / Openings

Beehive Bakeshop Opens in Fishtown

Elisabeth Beraquit, 29, originally from Brigantine, NJ, was on track to be a tax accountant for the rest of her life. She acquired a business degree in 2014 and became a CPA in 2016.  Baking has always been her true passion, though. The hobby kept her sane while quarantining in the early days of the … Continue reading

A Look at Hook & Master
Chefs / Fishtown / Pizza / Reviews

A Look at Hook & Master

Hook & Master, a new Chicago Tavern-style pizzeria at 2nd & Master in Fishtown/Olde Kensington, results from a new partnership between James Beard Award-Winning/Iron Chef Jose Garces and pizza guru Steven Seibel. In addition to ambitious pizza offerings (3 styles!), the concept also features tiki drinks, craft beer, and small antipasti-style dishes.  If you’ve read … Continue reading

Growing: honeygrow opens its 25th location in Fishtown
Fishtown / Openings

Growing: honeygrow opens its 25th location in Fishtown

The newest opening is particularly meaningful to the honeygrow team. For years, they were part of the vibrant Fishtown community with their corporate offices located at 1601 N Front Street which also included a Test Kitchen. When the company announced they were moving headquarters to Center City this summer, hundreds of Fishtown neighbors wrote in … Continue reading

Garden Oasis Terrassa Debuts Adjacent to Fabrika in Fishtown
Fishtown / Mediterranean / Openings

Garden Oasis Terrassa Debuts Adjacent to Fabrika in Fishtown

The owners of Fabrika, the acclaimed Fishtown restaurant/cabaret and entertainment venue, are unveiling a new concept underneath a plexiglass-covered outdoor space attached to the converted former ice cream machine factory. Terrassa is a 65-seat outdoor industrial-chic space bordering Frankford Avenue that, unlike the inside, will offer a more casual, family-friendly menu of international and shareable … Continue reading

Tina’s Tacos Now Open in Fishtown
Fishtown / Mexican / Openings

Tina’s Tacos Now Open in Fishtown

If you’re a fan of Bob’s Burgers, you may recognize the reference to this new taco-centric restaurant in Fishtown which will pay a tribute of sorts to Tina Ruth Belcher, the eldest daughter of the show’s main protagonist. Tina’s Tacos, a new taqueria located at 2327 E. York Street, has opened its doors to 50% … Continue reading

UPDATE: Sergeant York IS Closed
Fishtown

UPDATE: Sergeant York IS Closed

UPDATE (10-16-2019): ICYMI Sergeant York is definitely now closed. It closed pretty quietly, too. I only noticed because of new traffic to this blog post and decided to check-in. Apparently no big loss to the owners or neighborhood. Carry on, Fishtown. A recent article online at PhillyVoice.com was inaccurately interpreted by readers to suggest that … Continue reading

Top Philadelphia Food Tours
Chestnut Hill / Chinatown / East Passyunk / Fishtown

Top Philadelphia Food Tours

If you’re still looking for a last minute gift for that foodie in your life, why not consider a Philadelphia Food Tour? Here are several good ones you shouldn’t miss. Chinatown Food Tours Chinatown Food Tours is a 2 to 2 ½ walking and eating tour of the popular neighborhood curated by Jamie Shankar. Within a three-block … Continue reading

Sergeant York: A Cool New Brooklyn-Inspired Spot for Fishtown
Bars / Fishtown / Openings

Sergeant York: A Cool New Brooklyn-Inspired Spot for Fishtown

From the mid-80s into the early 2000s, the Godfather of the Philadelphia nightlife scene was David Cohen, who ran the darkly exciting legendary after-hours club REVIVAL and later the enormously popular and infamous Club EVOLUTION. David also created the American Craft Brew Festival series and Jake & Oliver’s House of Brews, a 60 Tap Micro Brew … Continue reading