Press 2015

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YOUR 2016 RESTAURANT BUCKET LIST

Philadelphia Style • December 25, 2015

Late 2015 into early 2016 is going to be a whirlwind not only of holiday activity, but also of new restaurant openings. We’re asking Santa for gift cards to these local charmers...

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20 Amazing New Restaurants Coming To Philly’s Dining Scene In 2016

 UWISHUNU Philadelphia• December 23, 2015

2015 was a banner year for Philly restaurants, with new chefs coming to prominence and familiar names debuting fresh concepts. And celebrity toques from other cities continued to get in on the act by opening up Philadelphia outposts.

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Hot Philly Trend: 8 places that serve coffee by day and drinks at night

 BillyPenn• November 15, 2015

Philadelphia is full of spots to cop a cuppa in the AM and swing back through for happy hour later...

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Independence Beer Garden winding down season

 The Inquirer Philadelphia• October 8, 2015

Independence Beer Garden (Sixth and Market Streets) will mark the end of its season Oct. 31....

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The Top Beer Gardens To Visit This Fall 2015 In Philadelphia

 UWISHUNU Philadelphia• October 8, 2015

Fall in Philadelphia doesn’t mean the end of the beer gardens that we know and love, it simply means the beginning of a new season for beer gardens — complete with pumpkin carving nights, fall beers, spiced cocktails and heat lamps...

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The Most Anticipated Philadelphia Restaurant Openings, Fall 2015

 EATER Magazine• August 26, 2015

As the sleepy summer season winds down, restaurant openings are already kicking into high gear in Philly. A couple of high-profile newcomers — Nicole Marquis' Bar Bombon and Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran's Bud and Marilyn's — are officially out of the gates, and the pace of openings will only pick up as we head into fall

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Roundup: 25+ Brand-New And Coming-Soon Restaurants In Philadelphia This Fall

 UWISHUNU Philadelphia• August 22, 2015

The dog days of summer haven’t curbed the heat coming off the Philadelphia restaurant scene — and the advent of fall won’t cool things down either...

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Must-Visit Philadelphia Beer Gardens Wrapping Up Soon For The Summer

 UWISHUNU Philadelphia • August 18, 2015

Summer in the city means hitting outdoor spaces and places. In Philadelphia, the quintessential seasonal hang spot is most definitely the beer garden......

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10 LOCAL OUTDOOR DESTINATIONS TO VISIT BEFORE SUMMER IS OVER

 Philadelphia Style • August 5, 2015

It's already August—don't let summer come to an end without checking out these summertime Philly favorites......

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New Happy Hours Offer Alternatives to Sips Crowds

Philadelphia Magazine • July 29, 2015

Because drinking isn't just for Wednesdays and Wednesdays aren't just for Center City Sips......

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8 Tricked-Out Sundaes Around the U.S.

Zagat • July 29, 2015

With this summer's smoldering temps, we’ll take a simple hot fudge–drenched cup of soft-serve from Dairy Queen any chance we’ll get. But it’s far more satisfying digging a metal spoon into a real sundae as reward for wading through the oppressive humidity. Here are eight tricked-out, frosty renditions around the country.....

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Cheers! 5 Philly beer gardens to check out this summer

NJ Entertainment • July 17, 2015

Summer in Philadelphia offers many activities for visitors and city residents alike....

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Surfer, accountant, investment banker: The surprising pre-kitchen careers of 9 top Philly chefs

BillyPenn • July 11, 2015

The Philly restaurant scene is on the rise, and the city is brimming with acclaimed chefs. What were these local stars doing before they got into the culinary world? We took a look at the pre-kitchen careers (and throwback photos) of nine well-known Philadelphia restaurateurs.

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16 Best Summer Beer Gardens in Philly

Zagat • July 6, 2015

Welcome to beer garden season! This year we've seen an unprecedented number of outdoor drinking spots open up around the city, and that's a very good thing. Here's where to get your alfresco beers, frozen cocktails and chilled glasses of white this summer....

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The Great Outdoors

Suburban Life Magazine • July, 2015

There’s nothing quite like sitting in the shade of a tree or an awning on a hot summer day while enjoying a good meal and a cold glass of beer, or whichever libation you prefer. No matter where you call home or which neighborhoods you prefer to frequent, you’re likely to find a number of excellent restaurants with options for alfresco dining.....

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Philadelphia Has Become a Beer Garden Haven

Travel & Leisure • June 18, 2015

In a city known for BYOB restaurants and restrictive alcohol laws, Philadelphia is undergoing a beer garden renaissance. Ten have opened this summer, and in unusual places: City Hall, the busiest train station in town, and along once-neglected riverbanks. Each spot has its own vibe.....

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THE BEST PATIOS IN 12 PHILLY NEIGHBORHOODS

Thrillist • May 26, 2015

People in Philadelphia love drinking, makes sense, we're one of the 11 best imbibing cities in America. But you know what's even better than drinking? Doing it outdoors, especially now that it's... sorry 'bout this!... Always Sunny, which is why we're making it easy for you by picking the best outdoor drinking spots in 12 different local 'hoods......

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Suds & Shine: A Guide to Philadelphia's Beer Gardens

Where Traveler • May 21, 2015

When the weather is fine, there are worse ways to spend an afternoon than taking in some sunshine with a cold beer in hand at one of Philadelphia’s many beer gardens. Here’s a selection of some top spots around town, from traditional to modern settings......

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IBG Introduces New Signature Beer From Yards, New Happy Hour

EATER Philadelphia • May 20, 2015

New drinks and deals as Independence Beer Garden settles into its second season.....

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Where to Drink Beer This Summer 2015 in Philly

Philadelphia Magazine • May 20, 2015

Michael Schulson’s Independence Beer Garden at 6th and Market has added happy hour. The happy hour includes $4 beer, wine and cocktail specials from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. There’s also a $4 happy hour menu of food like corn croquettes, beef sliders and spit roasted chicken wings......

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Beer gardens are popping up all over

Courier Post • May 19, 2015

Over the past few years, beer gardens have become popular places to cool off and many bars and restaurants in South Jersey and Philadelphia have added open-air establishments to occupy the rising number of beer lovers searching for quality craft beer and a fun environment to drink that quality craft beer......

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Where to Drink Beer This Summer 2015 in Philly

The Town Dish • May 19, 2015

Summer is the perfect time of year to grab a table outside with a few friends and sip cold brews day or night. Philly offers a wide array of choices when it comes to beer gardens, meaning that no matter what part of the city you are looking to frequent, chances are good that there is a beer garden close by......

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10 Things You Need to Eat & Drink This Summer in Philly

Zagat • May 18, 2015

Summer in the city is a great thing, especially when you have a bucket list of great warm weather treats to keep you happy and well-fed. How soon after Memorial Day can you finish tasting all of our 10 must-tries? Ready, set, go!.....

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Roundup: More Than 15 Seasonal Beer Gardens And Pop-Up Parks Coming To Philadelphia Summer 2015

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • May 15, 2015

Summer in the city means frequent visits to open-air parks and beer gardens to enjoy the warm weather — and in Philadelphia, we can’t get enough of awesome pop-up parks and beer gardens.....

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Your guide to Philadelphia’s pop-up parks and beer gardens

Philly Voice • May 13, 2015

Pop-up parks and beer gardens are beginning to spring up like dandelions throughout Philadelphia in what's become an annual tradition and tribute to summertime in the city....

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8 New Fried Chicken Dishes to Try Now in Philly

Zagat • May 12, 2015

Fried chicken is great any time of year, but when the mercury starts flirting with 80°F, the cravings really kick in. Here are eight new ways to satisfy the urge for some juicy, crispy bird this summer in Philly.....

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10 Hottest New Spots for Outdoor Dining in Philly

Zagat • May 6, 2015

No matter what style of food you favor, eating it in the open air makes it taste better. Want more ways to add alfresco dining to your schedule? From elegant Italian to tavern fare and tacos to dumplings, here are the 10 hottest new spots for outdoor dining in Philly......

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Tonight Picks: Dining Under The Stars In Media, Morgan’s Pier, Free Yoga, Independence Beer Garden, Celebration of Black Writing And More

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • May 6, 2015

This stupendous spring weather isn’t going anywhere, Philly, so enjoy the temps by hanging outside tonight at one of a variety of events happening all around.....

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Philadelphia’s Summer of Pop-Ups

Fodor's Travel • May 6, 2015

This summer, Philadelphia will transform itself into an urban “resort” with a series of pop-up parks and seasonal beer gardens. With the recent launch of the city's bike-share program, Indego, you can easily hop from one venue to another. Here's a rundown of some of the city's coolest spots to escape from the summer heat......

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Old City: Philly's Next Hot Food Neighborhood?

Zagat • May 4, 2015

Sure, East Passyunk is sizzling and Fishtown is on the up and up, but there’s another area in Philadelphia where food and drink is thriving right now. From popular newcomers to impressive mainstays and new outdoor gatherings to promising plans, Old City is on the culinary rise. Here’s how Old City is staking a claim as Philly’s next hot food neighborhood......

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Top outdoor bars in Philadelphia

METRO • April 30, 2015

From people-watching at Rittenhouse Square to our beer garden obsession, we have an outdoor spot with your name on it......

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Tonight Picks: Opening Night For Morgan’s Pier, Dining Out For Life, Philadelphia Science Festival Events, #HOGTour Pub Crawl In South Philly, Free Yoga At Race Street Pier And More

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • April 30, 2015

A sure sign of summer in Philadelphia is the opening of Morgan’s Pier, and the waterfront haunt opens for the season tonight with happy hour, plenty of good food and a DJ set at 9:30 p.m. The weather for tonight’s opening is surely cooperating, so be sure to get outside at Morgan’s Pier or somewhere else in the city this evening......

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Super Spring Weekend Alert: 12+ Major Festivals And Events Hit Philadelphia And The Countryside This Weekend, May 1-3

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • April 29, 2015

Heads up, Philadelphia. This weekend, May 1-3, the spring festival season hits a huge high note with a crush of awesome street fairs and major events all happening nearly simultaneously throughout the city.....

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12 THINGS YOU MUST DO IN PHILLY THIS MAY

Thrillist Philadelphia • April 29, 2015

Grab your jorts and go outside because it’s officially spring and the cherry blossoms are already starting to wither. When you’re not busy trying to up your dating game or attempting to live your life like Cory Matthews, revel in the high temps with our carefully curated selection of May events.....

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Independence Beer Garden Re-Opening for the Season

PENN APPETIT • April 25, 2015

Slated to officially re-open for the season on April 30th, the Independence Beer Garden at 6th and Market (just across from the Liberty Bell) has developed a new food and drink menu well worth making the trip down to Old City to check out.....

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Independence Beer Garden comes back

The Inquirer Philadelphia • April 24, 2015

Friday, April 24 marks the first of a two-day soft-opening for Independence Beer Garden, the landscaped urban oasis entering its sophomore season outside of Dow Chemical's HQ at Sixth and Market Streets, across from the Liberty Bell.....

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Independence Beer Garden open for April 24-25 soft launch

Philly Voice • April 24, 2015

The off season is rapidly winding down for the 20,000 square foot Independence Beer Garden....

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Independence Beer Garden Opens On Independence Mall For The 2015 Season This Friday, April 24

UWISHUNU Philadelphia • April 23, 2015

Last summer, the 22,000 square-foot outdoor area of One South Independence Mall West welcomed new alfresco space Independence Beer Garden, and Philadelphians flocked to the huge outdoor hangout.......

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27 Essential Philly Rooftops and Patios for Outdoor Drinking and Dining

EATER Philadelphia • April 18, 2015

Warm weather is made for al fresco margaritas. Along with lounges atop some of the city's coolest hotels, Philly has rooftop bars in unexpected places, like a former public high school and a skyscraper office building. Pretend you're on vacation with tiki drinks in Midtown Village, take a break from sightseeing in Old City on a 220-year-old roof, or support local breweries in Northern Liberties. At ground level, the city's top patios offer a tour of international flavors......

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What’s Cooking on 1060: Two Fundraisers, and Independence Mall Beer Garden Returns

CBS Philly • April 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The bar-restaurant Bank & Bourbon, at 12th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia, celebrates its one-year anniversary with the “Bourbon Bash,” a public education fundraiser on April 28th......

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Independence Beer Garden back for seconds

Philadelphia Magazine • April 9, 2015

Independence Beer Garden - a hit last summer in its premiere outside of Dow Chemical's HQ at Sixth and Market Streets, across from the Liberty Bell - is coming back later this month.....

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Independence Beer Garden returns for second season with new take on food

Philadelphia Business Journal • April 1, 2015

The Independence Beer Garden will be back in business very soon for its second season, and it will be coming back with a new take on food and a number of new additions....

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Independence Beer Garden Sets Opening Date

Philadelphia Magazine • April 1, 2015

Michael Schulson’s Independence Beer Garden at 6th and Market will officially reopen for the season on April 30th. April 24th and 25th will serve as a soft opening for the outdoor space.....

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Elixr coffee joining Double Knot project in Wash West

The Inquirer Philadelphia  • March 16, 2015

Elixr Coffee Roasters has signed on to handle the coffee at Double Knot - Michael Schulson's forthcoming coffee/curio shop-slash-Japanese izakaya planned for 120 S. 13th St., next to his Sampan...

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4 of Philadelphia's Must-Try New Restaurants

Where Traveler • February 10, 2015

DanDan, Double Knot, Hungry Pigeon, and Stargazy are all celebrating their highly anticipated grand openings...

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Schulson opening Double Knot: Coffee and Japanese

The Inquirer Philadelphia • January 7, 2015

Michael Schulson is expanding his holdings on 13th Street south of Sansom Street.In December 2009, he opened Sampan, a modern Asian small-plater, at 124 S. 13th St.; he followed that up the following spring with Graffiti Bar in the back alley.

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FRANKLIN’S TABLE FOOD HALL IS BRINGING A VARIETY OF HEALTHY EATS TO PENN’S CAMPUS

Fitt Philadelphia • 

For many coeds, college is a period defined by greasy late night pizza, microwaved ramen, and fried everything from the dining hall. But since Philly has become a foodie’s paradise, the University of Pennsylvania has decided to step up their meal plan game with Franklin’s Table Food 

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Independence Beer Garden

10 Best USA Today  • 

Located in Center City near many of the city's prime historic sites, Independence Beer Garden offers a welcome respite for anyone looking to grab a bite to eat or a drink or two. What's so different...

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