2015 SuMMer Fun Guide
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Your all-access magazine to Philadelphia summer favorites
Publishes on May 21, 2015
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42% of Metro readers have gone to a concert.
1 in 3 Metro readers visited the Philadelphia Zoo.
1 in 4 Metro readers visited the Jersey Shore.
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METRO SUMMER FUN GUIDE 2014
Foodie town. This summer, eat at these new spots from the chefs you already know and love.
Top chefs open
Chip Roman is cooking New American cuisine at The Treemont in Center City.
farro-infused old fashioned sound? Dishes
include bucatini and “meatballs,” potato
croquettes and “crab” cakes made with soft
tofu, shredded zucchini and mayo.
131 S. 13th St., 267-788-1736,
Jill Weber and Evan Malone already have
two successful spots on South Street — Rex
1516 and Jet Wine Bar — but they’re not
stopping there. They just expanded to
Point Breeze with a casual, BYOB Mexican
joint open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Executive chef JC Pina is bringing the
ﬂavors from his hometown of Mexico City
to Cafe Ynez, which specializes in breakfast
sandwiches, Mexican coﬀee and rotisserie
chicken. 2025 Washington Ave.,
Crow & the Pitcher
Chef Alex Capasso has oﬃcially made the
transition over the Ben Franklin Bridge,
from the now-closed Blackbird in Collingswood to Crow & the Pitcher in Center City.
Nothing on the menu at the new digs is
over $25, and there’s a temperature-controlled cheese room for dairy aﬁcionados.
The cheese service will be rolled out in
carts formerly used by Georges Perrier at Le
Bec-Fin. Lunch and weekend brunch service
to come. 267 S. 19th St., 267-687-2908,
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Chip Roman of Mica and Blackﬁsh
in the suburbs and Ela in Queen
Village has taken his talents to Center
City. This bilevel space with exposed
brick and a rustic vibe oﬀers small
and large plates, plus dishes made
for two to share, including a dry-aged
Berkshire pork chop. Start the night
oﬀ with chickpea fritters and deviled
eggs with duck conﬁt.
231 S. 15th St., 267-687-2237,
/ AMANDAROSE SZEZORAK, AGS PHOTO ART
Nicole Marquis’ always-hopping HipCityVeg
is a fast-food vegan restaurant that
somehow manages to appeal to the
carnivores too. Now Marquis is taking her
food philosophy a step further with a bar
that serves up vegan cocktails with a focus
on infused concoctions. How does a toasted
Cafe Ynez serves Mexican food.
/ JILL WEBER
Change is a good thing, if you ask Midtown
Village restaurateurs extraordinaire Marcie
Turney and Valerie Safran. They gave their
10-year-old Mexican gem a total revamp,
adding a 16-seat bar and a chef’s counter
facing an open kitchen. More importantly,
they got their hands on a liquor license, so
you can stop in for a margarita made with
freshly squeezed fruit and veggie juices.
The new menu, inspired by Mexican street
food, is more causal than in Lolita’s former
incarnation. 106 S. 13th St., 215-546-7100,
Townsend Wentz, last the executive
chef at McGrossen’s Tavern, is getting
in on the hot East Passyunk food action
with this namesake spot, delivering
a very short, sophisticated menu.
1623 E. Passyunk Ave., 267-639-3203,
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