Stratus Rooftop Lounge Hosts Annual Spring Awakening
Events / Old City

Stratus Rooftop Lounge Hosts Annual Spring Awakening

Spring has sprung! To celebrate, Stratus Rooftop Lounge, the chic rooftop venue on the 11th floor of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Old City, is reviving their signature “Spring Awakening” event after a two-year hiatus, this go-around dubbed The Ultimate Spring, rife with live music from Snacktime Philly and noted DJs spinning vinyl, effervescent cocktails and bubbly, elevated hors d’oeuvres, burlesque, … Continue reading

Mochi Donut Chain Mochinut Plans Three Philadelphia Locations
Chinatown / Northern Liberties / Old City

Mochi Donut Chain Mochinut Plans Three Philadelphia Locations

Mochinut, a national mochi donut chain, plans to open (at least) three locations in Philadelphia. The latest Korean food craze will see mochi donut shops at 1023 Arch Street in Chinatown, 809 North 2nd Street in Northern Liberties, and 108 Chestnut Street in Old City. According to Wikipedia, Mochi donuts are a Japanese-American hybrid between cake donuts … Continue reading

Riverwards Produce Opens in Old City
Food Markets / Grocery Stores / Old City

Riverwards Produce Opens in Old City

I’ve talked about the Fishtown location of Riverwards Produce many times before. It was announced a few months ago they would be opening a second location in Old City. I was so pleased to hear because I truly believe neighborhoods need small, independent markets and grocery stores to serve the community. The past few years … Continue reading

La Peg Named One of the Most Beautiful Restaurants in the U.S. by Open Table
American / Old City

La Peg Named One of the Most Beautiful Restaurants in the U.S. by Open Table

Restaurant reservation and rating site Open Table has named Old City’s La Peg one of the most beautiful restaurants in the U.S. To earn this distinction, they considered a restaurant’s location, architectural elements, and design touches which contribute to a memorable meal and overall pleasant experience. What caught Open Table editors’ attention was La Peg’s … Continue reading

Home Cuban Cafe to Open in Old City
Coffee / Cuban / Old City

Home Cuban Cafe to Open in Old City

Two women, cousins, originally from Cuba, are ready to live the American dream steps from the birthplace of America. Danae Peraza, 33, and Dairys Mayoral, 42, will offer a taste of their homeland Cuba at Home Cuban Cafe. A soft opening will be this Saturday at 17 North 3rd Street with a grand opening in … Continue reading

Beloved Chloe BYOB in Old City Now Closed; For Sale
American / BYOB / Old City

Beloved Chloe BYOB in Old City Now Closed; For Sale

Mary Ann Ferrie and Dan Grimes of beloved American BYOB Chloe in Old City announced today on the restaurant’s Facebook page that it has closed after 22 years. It is sad to see another Philadelphia restaurant close, especially one that has been around for so long. I wish them the best in whatever is next! … Continue reading

Empanada Alley by Cuba Libre
Cuban / Ghost Kitchens / Old City

Empanada Alley by Cuba Libre

Two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Guillermo Pernot has launched Empanada Alley — a delivery-only restaurant or “ghost kitchen“ centered around freshly baked, ready-to-enjoy empanadas delivered right to your door. Empanadas on demand, y’all! Consumers can choose from six different empanadas (Beef Picadillo, Chicken De La Casa, Pork Del Campo, Atún (Tuna), Vegetariana, Guava Dulce/Sweet), five sauces and … Continue reading

Mamoun’s Falafel Launches “Buy One, Feed One” to Support Philabundance
Fundraisers / Old City

Mamoun’s Falafel Launches “Buy One, Feed One” to Support Philabundance

Mamoun’s Falafel, a New York City institution and one of the oldest falafel restaurants in New York, is holding a “Buy One, Feed One” fundraiser in April to support the Philadelphia community. For each award-winning falafel sandwich purchased in the month of April, Mamoun’s will make a donation to Philabundance to cover the cost of one meal. Guests are … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea at Fork Restaurant
Afternoon Tea / Old City / Restauranteurs

Afternoon Tea at Fork Restaurant

Last November, Fork Restaurant launched an afternoon tea service for the holidays. It was only supposed to run through the end of December, but due to popular demand they will be offering it every Saturday afternoon 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. For $45 per person, guests enjoy two cups of tea from a menu directed by … Continue reading

The Indian Grill: Authentic Indian Cuisine in Old City
Indian / Old City / Openings

The Indian Grill: Authentic Indian Cuisine in Old City

The Indian Grill, a new BYOB restaurant located in Old City, has brought the tastes and ambiance of Indian culture to Philadelphia. Inspired by the royal courts in India, The Indian Grill specializes in North Indian cuisine with options of Indo-Chinese food. The restaurant recently opened for daily lunch and dinner at 114 Chestnut Street. The Indian … Continue reading