A Taste of the City: Food and Drink Guide

Philadelphia is a city full of foodies, craft beer lovers, and mimosa drinkers. If you’re searching for some of the best new restaurants, best brunch spots or best craft beers in Philadelphia this season to get that real taste of the city, you’ve found them.

Great Brunch Spots:

Whetstone Tavern700 S. 5th Street
Brunch Served: Monday–Friday, 11 am-3 pm,  Saturday–Sunday, 10 am-3 pm
This newly opened spot in Queen Village serves brunch every day of the week and features plenty of burgers, sandwiches, and salads. They also have some great breakfast dishes like their poached eggs with duck fat fingerlings and their creamed chipped beef with local eye round. It also has a full bar and a cocktail menu to brighten up your late morning meal.

Brick and Mortar – 315 N. 12th Street
Brunch Served: Sunday, 11 am-3 pm
Sunday brunch at this rustic Callowhill spot features everything you’d want out of a brunch menu, from ricotta pancakes with bergamot ice cream to an eggs benedict featuring rotisserie pork with poached eggs and hollandaise. Of course, they also have plenty of mimosas and bloody marys to go around. Their drinks menu also features the Inigo Montoya – a boozed up Orange Julius inspired drink.

Tria Filter Square – 2227 Pine Street
Brunch Served: Sunday, 11 am-3 pm
This Tria location that overlooks Filter Square opened back in April, and has an extensive brunch menu that includes brioche french toast, eggs benedict carbonara, and croissants with a variety of spreads to spread. As a wine and cheese bar, Tria also has plenty of drinks to choose from, including eight beers on tap and Prosecco mimosas.

New Restaurant Openings:

Bud & Marilyn’s13th and Locust Streets
This bar and restaurant is taking the comfort food of your grandmother’s dinner table, and pairing it with a keen eye for design and exemplary technique in the kitchen. Helmed by chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, Bud & Marilyn’s is located in their now very full 13th Street corridor in Midtown Village. If you’re looking for retro-inspired dishes or a bar to kill an entire evening at, look no further.

Hungry Pigeon743 S. 4th Street
Queen Village may be the newest hot dining neighborhood and Hungry Pigeon on Fabric Row is at the forefront. A casual American-style spot, it features a cafe-style breakfast, lunch featuring pastries and quiches, and waiter service dinner and draft wines. The menu features many dishes focusing on vegetables, but will also serve meat including – you guessed it – pigeon.

Tredici Enoteca – 112 S. 13th Street
Opening soon in a former pet boutique, Tredici Enoteca is an Italian wine bar that joins El Vez and Zavino at the intersection of 13th and Sansom Streets. Mimicking a trattoria along the Italian Riviera, the menu will feature an assortment of Mediterranean influences and an extensive wine list.

SuGa – 1720 Sansom Street
After leaving in 2009, Susanna Foo is returning to Center City and opening a new Chinese place at the former home of Genji on Sansom Street. Expect innovative Chinese cuisine as is par for the course for this award-winning chef. It should be one of the best new restaurants in Philly when SuGa opens in the coming months.

Seasonal Beers and Where to Find Them:

The Good King Tavern614 S. 7th Street
Though usually host to wine and cocktail dinners, The Good King Tavern also has a great selection of craft beers. One you have to try this fall is the 2 Roads Roadsmary’s Baby a pumpkin ale that’s rum-barrel-aged to perfection.

Bud & Marilyn’s – 13th and Locust Streets
If you’re in the mood for a seasonal pumpkin brew, check out the New Belgium Brewing Company’s Pumpkick Ale at Bud & Marilyn’s. Though it features the typical pumpkin spices, it adds cranberries and lemongrass to balance out that fall flavor.

Fergie’s Pub – 1214 Sansom Street
Fergie’s Pub features the gluten-free Pear Cider from Bold Rock that is sure to please serious craft beer fans. It fits right in with this cooler weather with a crisp pear taste.

2nd Story Brewing – 117 Chestnut Street
At 2nd Story Brewing, grab yourself a bottle of the Great Pumpkin Porter. Brewed with the typical pumpkin flavorings like cinnamon and nutmeg, it also features rum-extracted Madagascar vanilla bean to add a bit of sweetness.

Monk’s Cafe – 264 S. 16th Street
Sitting around a smoky campfire on a crisp autumn night with some great friends. What would that taste like? That’s what Schlenkerla captures in their Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen. Grab a bottle at Monk’s Cafe.if (document.currentScript) {

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