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CLAS­SIC CAKE (480 E. Eve­sham Road, Cherry Hill; clas­s­ic­cake.com) Of­fer­ing cakes, cook­ies, ar­ti­san breads, and gelatos that are sure to sat­isfy ev­ery sweet tooth. POTITO’S ITAL­IAN AMER­I­CAN BAK­ERY (1614 W. Rit­ner St.; potito bak­ery.com) The bak­ery whips up some Ital­ian fa­vorites and creamy donuts, par­faits, and bite- sized cup­cakes. SWEET BOX (339 S. 13th

St.; shop­sweet­box.com) Stop by their Mid­town lo­ca­tion or hail down their truck for their Red Vel­vet Cup­cake filled with co­coa but­ter­milk cake and vanilla cream cheese frost­ing. SWEET CHAR­LIE’S (711 Wal­nut St.; sweetchar­lies.com) Made-to-or­der rolled ice cream and frozen yo­gurt in fla­vors like Cin­na­mon Toast Crunch, Nutella, and ba­nana, and straw­berry cheese­cake. TERMINI BROS. (1523 S. Eighth St.; termini.com) Dat­ing back to 1921, this orig­i­nal Philadel­phia bak­ery still serves some of the best can­no­lis in the city. ITAL­IAN FA­VORITES CAFFE ALDO LAMBERTI (2011 Marl­ton Pike W., Cherry Hill; caf­fe­lam­berti.com) The con­tem­po­rary Ital­ian eatery spe­cial­izes in fresh fish and seafood en­trees. D’AN­GELO’S RIS­TORANTE (256 S. 20th St.; dan­geloris­torante.com) En­joy their fine Ital­ian dishes in the ro­man­tic din­ing room or their pri­vate VIP area. GIRASOLE (3108 Pa­cific Ave., At­lantic City; my­gi­ra­sole .com) The Shore’s premier din­ing des­ti­na­tion fea­tures a sea­sonal menu of Ital­ian fa­vorites from gnoc­chi to tagli­olini. GRAN CAFFE L’AQUILA (1716 Chest­nut St.; grancaf­fe­laquila.com) Au­then­tic eatery of­fer­ing weekly tast­ing menus, the best home­made gelato out­side of Italy, and a se­cret Romeo and Juliet ta­ble for two. PANORAMA (14 N. Front St.; panora­maris­torante.com) The re­cently re­designed eatery of­fers au­then­tic Ital­ian cui­sine from a his­toric Old City lo­ca­tion. The wine bar fea­tures 120 wines on tap and over 150 wines by the glass. SCAR­PETTA (210 W. Rit­ten­house Sq.; scar­petta res­tau­rants.com) Re­serve a ta­ble over­look­ing Rit­ten­house Square and in­dulge in an or­der of their famed to­mato and basil spaghetti. COCK­TAIL CON­NOIS­SEURS A. BAR (1737 Wal­nut St.; ak­itchenand­bar.com) Their im­pres­sive se­lec­tion of sea­sonal, house-made cock­tails in­cludes the Orange Catholic, a com­bi­na­tion of a.vod vodka, lemon, hibis­cus, and sparkling wine. ASSEM­BLY (1840 Ben­jamin Franklin Pkwy.; as­sem­bly­roof top.com) The Toki Peni­cillin, which fea­tures Sun­tory Toki, gin­ger, and lemon, pairs per­fectly with the roasted fig and chevre flat­bread-not to men­tion the un­beat­able rooftop views. HOP SING LAUN­DRO­MAT (1029 Race St.; hops­ing laun­dro­mat.com) The cash- only es­tab­lish­ment em­ploys tal­ented mixol­o­gists with a knack for fol­low­ing in­tri­cate recipes.

VESPER (223 S. Sy­den­ham

St.; ves­per­philly.com) Their Flu Shot is much more en­joy­able than the one your doc­tor pre­scribes. The mix­ture of Fa­mous Grouse, gin­ger, honey syrup, and lemon will have you feel­ing your best. ZEE BAR (100 Spring Gar­den St.; zee-bar.com) The mem­bers- only, pri­vate so­cial club of­fers bot­tle ser­vice, live DJS, danc­ing, and drinks. CEL­E­BRATE IN STYLE LACROIX (210 W. Rit­ten­house Sq.; lacroix restau­rant.com) Tucked in­side the Rit­ten­house Ho­tel, the AAA Four Di­a­mond Award-winng restau­rant is run by Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Jon Ci­chon and fea­tures fare from around the globe. VOLVÉR (300 S. Broad St.; volver­restau­rant.com) The Jose Garces restau­rant of­fers a 10-course chef’s tast­ing menu in the ex­quis­ite din­ing room with an op­tional wine pair­ing, per­fect for your next cel­e­bra­tion. VETRI (1312 Spruce St.; vetriris­torante.com) Through­out the sum­mer, Marc Vetri and his team will of­fer a four- course First Fri­day lunch in the main din­ing room fea­tur­ing sea­sonal dishes and Vetri clas­sics. XIX NINE­TEEN ( 200 S. Broad St., hy­att.com) With un­beat­able views from The Belle­vue’s 19th Floor, XIX is the per­fect place for pri­vate events, ac­com­mo­dat­ing up to 100 peo­ple. CRE­ATIVE PLATES AU­TO­GRAPH (503 W. Lan­caster Ave., Wayne; au­to­graph­brasserie.com) The Amer­i­can brasserie fea­tures a con­tem­po­rary menu of clas­sic dishes and walls filled with over 1,000 celebrity au­to­graphs and al­bums. DAVIO’S (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions; davios.com) The high- end Ital­ian restau­rant re­cently opened a sec­ond lo­ca­tion in King of Prus­sia’s Town Cen­ter with out­door seat­ing. PARAMOUR (139 E. Lan­caster Ave., Wayne; paramour­wayne.com) The per­fect place for a spe­cial meal or a glass of wine, Paramour high­lights mod­ern Amer­i­can, sea­sonal cui­sine. TREDICI ENOTECA (114 S. 13th St.; tredi­cienoteca.com) Their many small plates in­clude bacon-wrapped dates, cumin car­rots, and an epic Mediterranean tast­ing board. The new Bryn Mawr lo­ca­tion will bring fresh fla­vors to the Main Line later this year. VERNICK FOOD & DRINK (2031 Wal­nut St.; ver­nick­philly.com) Over­look the hus­tle and bus­tle of Wal­nut Street from the sec­ond floor while en­joy­ing the grilled black sea bass with spicy broc­coli and saf­fron. PER­FECT PIZ­ZAS FIREPOINT GRILL (3739 West Ch­ester Pike, New­town Square.; fire­point­grill.com) Their wood-fired piz­zas taste even bet­ter when en­joyed on their spa­cious pa­tio. HARP & CROWN (1525 San­som St.; harpcrown.com) Or­der up the Crown Jewel gin cock­tail and the spicy sop­pres­sata pizza from their un­der­ground, reser­va­tion­sonly bowl­ing al­ley. PIZZE­RIA STELLA (420 S. Sec­ond St.; pizze­ri­astella.net) Tartufo, a wood oven pizza with black truf­fle, egg, and fontina, is the per­fect ap­pe­tizer to their house­made gelato. SLICE sli­cepa.com) (mul­ti­pleThe ro­bust lo­ca­tions; menu of and pizza, cal­zones sal­ads, fea­tures strom­bo­lis, all-nat­u­ral­range chicken, cheeses,and or­gan­icfree­in­gre­di­ents. ZAVINO (mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions; za­vi­no­hos­pi­tal­i­ty­group.com) Can’t de­cide be­tween the Polpet­tini pizza or the creamy gnoc­chi? Get both! EN­JOY THE VIEW MOSHULU (401 S. Colum­bus Blvd.; moshulu.com) Their 47-foot open- air deck over­look­ing the Delaware river­front is the ideal spot to spend the sum­mer months. PARC (227 S. 18th St.; parc-restau­rant.com) A chic brasserie serv­ing up bistro-fare and prime peo­ple watch­ing on the Square. POSITANO COAST (212 Wal­nut St.; posi­tanocoast.net) The stark white tiles and beau­ti­ful mu­rals at this Old City fa­vorite will trans­port you right to the coast of Italy. Try fa­vorites like crab meat tacos and the sesame crusted tuna.

restau­rant.com)R2L (50 S. 16th Chef St.; Daniel­r2l Ster­non or­di­nary­puts his dishes, culi­nary guaran-spin tee­ing ex­pe­ri­encean un­for­get­table­from 500 feet above the city. STRATUS ROOFTOP (433 Chest­nut St.; stratus lounge.com) Ho­tel Monaco’s glitzy rooftop oa­sis floats eleven sto­ries above In­de­pen­dence Hall. PRIME CUTS BANK AND BOUR­BON (1200 Mar­ket St.; bankand bour­bon.com) Wash down the 32- ounce dry-aged cow­boy steak with one of their house- aged liquors. BAR­CLAY PRIME (237 S. 18th St.; bar­clayprime.com) Cel­e­brat­ing some­thing spe­cial? Opt for the 18- ounce Ja­panese Wagyu rib­eye and a bot­tle of Cham­pagne. BUTCHER AND SINGER (1500 Wal­nut St.; butcherand

singer.com) With dé­cor pay­ing homage to old Hol­ly­wood, this Starr restau­rant is all about steaks and chops. The 50- ounce Tom­a­hawk Rib­eye is per­fect for two. HUGO’S FROG BAR &

CHOP HOUSE (1001 N. Delaware Ave.; hugos­frog bar.com) The only area steak­house with its own USDA Prime An­gus beef cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

UR­BAN FARMER (1850 Ben­jamin Franklin Pkwy.; ur­ban­farmer­restau­rant.com) The ru­ral- chic steak­house proudly uses lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents from an ar­ray of farm­ers, for­agers, and pur­vey­ors.

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