Mid­town Vil­lage

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BARBUZZO— Mediter­ranean. The smart-rus­tic fur­nish­ings set a cozy tone for the Mediter­ranean-in­flu­enced kitchen and well-stocked bar. Re­serve a ta­ble for sim­ple, yet amaz­ingly fla­vor­ful fare in­clud­ing roasted mar­row bone, pan-seared gnoc­chi and grilled fresh fish. L (M-Sa), D (daily). www.barbuzzo.com. 110 S. 13th St., 215.546.9300. Map 1, I5

BUD AND MAR­I­LYN’S— Amer­i­can. Fol­low the neon sign on 13th & Lo­cust to find this mid-cen­tury joint that’s gar­ner­ing plenty of buzz. This 90+ seat spot’s decor will give you se­ri­ous “Mad Men” vibes but in no way will you be mad about the menu, which serves up­graded retro-Amer­i­can dishes. Week­ender fam­i­lies should save room for the Sun­day fam­ily-style din­ner with all the fix­ings. D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). www.bu­dand­mar­i­lyns.com. 1234 Lo­cust St., 215.546.2220. Map 1, I6 CA­POGIRO GELATO CAFE— Sweets. Fine ar­ti­sanal gelato and sor­betto, plus cof­fee, sand­wiches,

soups and sal­ads. Daily fla­vors of the de­li­cious frozen treats might in­clude cham­pagne mango, burnt sugar or Fior di Latte (made with milk sourced from a sin­gle herd in Lan­caster County). B,L, D (Daily). www.ca­pogiroge­lato.com. 119 S. 13th St., 215.351.0900. Map 1, I5; 117 S. 20th St., 215.636.9250. Map 1, G5; 3925 Wal­nut St., 215.222.0252. Map 1, B5; 1625 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.462.3790.

CHARLIE WAS A SIN­NER.— Veg­e­tar­ian. This creatively-punc­tu­ated cafe and bar is even more cre­ative in its all-ve­gan menu. Pas­tries and cof­fee in the morn­ing give way to de­lec­ta­ble din­ners and ta­pas, and a full bar fea­tur­ing a plant-based se­lec­tion of sig­na­ture cock­tails. B,L, D (Daily). www.char­liewasasin­ner.com. 131 S. 13th St., 267.758.5372. Map 1, I5

CHEU NOO­DLE BAR— Asian. This cozy spot fo­cuses on noo­dle bowls with a va­ri­ety of in­gre­di­ents. The miso ra­men bowl is a fa­vorite and has pork shoul­der, soft egg and black gar­lic. Small plates are also available with items like black gar­lic wings and pork pizza dumplings. L, D (Daily). www.che­unoodle­bar.com. 255 S. 10th St, 267.639.4136. Map 1, I6

DOU­BLE KNOT— Pan Asian. Michael Schul­son, from Sam­pan fame, brings Dou­ble Knot to Mid­town Vil­lage. The two-story restau­rant houses a cof­feeshop serv­ing Elixr Cof­fee Roast­ers cof­fee, drinks and pas­tries on the main floor dur­ing morn­ing hours, fast-ca­sual Viet­namese din­ing dur­ing lunch, and a full-ser­vice bar at night. Then head down­stairs and en­ter into a Ja­panese iza­kaya, com­plete with din---

ing ar­eas and a sushi bar. Open M-Su 7 am-close. www.dou­ble­knot­philly.com. Map 1, I6

IHOP— Amer­i­can. The In­ter­na­tional House of Pan­cakes was founded in 1958, and has been flip­ping out fluffy cakes (plus waf­fles, eggs, sand­wiches and more) at lo­ca­tions across the coun­try ever since. B,L, D (Daily). www.ihop.com. 1320 Wal­nut St., 215.732.1726. Map 1, I5

INDEBLUE— In­dian. Take your taste buds on a jour­ney at this neigh­bor­hood hot spot. Restau­rant go­ers will be treated to live sitar and tabla per­for­mance ev­ery Tues­day evening. Go for the osso bucco pork vin­daloo or chana masala, or at­tend the Sun­day brunch fea­tur­ing both tra­di­tional In­dian dishes as well as brunch clas­sics with an In­dian spin. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). www.in­de­bluer­estau­rant.com. 205 S. 13th St., 215.545.4633 .. Map 1, I5

OPA— Mediter­ranean. Classic, crave­able Greek dishes like saganaki and grilled oc­to­pus get modern up­dates from bright in­gre­di­ents like cit­rus, herbs and chiles at this sleek, 70-seat Mid­town spot. Sum­mer also hosts OPA’s Drury Beer Gar­den, open daily be­gin­ning at noon. L (M-F), D (daily). www.opa­philadel­phia.com. 1311 San­som St., 215.545.0170. Map 1, H5

TREDICI ENOTECA— Medit­er­an­nean. Tredici fo­cuses on small plates like ba­con wrapped dates stuffed with manchego and blue cheese, and chicken meat­balls. A raw bar and crudo menu round out the ap­pe­tiz­ers be­fore dig­ging into a bowl of spinach gnoc­chi with but­ter­nut squash and brown but­ter. Plus an ex­ten­sive wine list and house-made cock­tails. D (Daily). tredi­cienoteca.com. 114 S. 13th St., 267.928.2092. Map 1, I5

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