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Where Philadelphia - - The Where Guide - D’AN­GELO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO AND LOUNGE— Ital­ian. A neigh­bor­hood fa­vorite with the finest foods freshly pre­pared from gen­er­a­tionsold fam­ily recipes. The cock­tail lounge of­fers an ex­ten­sive wine list, mu­sic and danc­ing. If the weather is nice, opt to din

24— Ital­ian/Pizza. An­tipasti, pizza and pasta dishes are the fo­cus at this Chef Garces’s lat­est din­ery along the Schuylkill Banks. Clas­sic pizza options are served along­side more un­usual choices in­clud­ing lamb sausage and clam piz­zas. Apart from the wood fired fare, din­ers will be treated to an ex­ten­sive Ital­ian wine list. The “Aper­i­tivo” happy hour oc­curs daily with drink spe­cials, snacks and small plates. L, D (daily.) www.24philly.com. 2401 Wal­nut St., 215.333.3331.

BANK & BOUR­BON— Amer­i­can. This speakeasy-style bar and restau­rant in the lobby of the Loews Ho­tel pre­pares in­no­va­tive and far-reach­ing Amer­i­cana, rang­ing from the acai berry smoothie on the break­fast menu to the 32 oz. dry-aged cow­boy steak on the din­ner menu. They even bar­rel age their own liquor, and of­fer a locker mem­ber­ship for true bour­bon lovers who want to age their own stock. B, L, D (daily). bankand­bour­bon.com. 1200 Mar­ket St., 215.231.7300. Map 1, I5

BAR BOMBÓN— Ve­gan. Make it your mis­sion to sa­vor Puerto Ri­can em­panadas and Venezuela-in­flu­enced arepas; the en­tirely ve­gan Latin-Amer­ica menu can be en­joyed Old San Juan style in this cozy 30-seat spot. If time is tight, pa­trons can en­joy their tacos and stuffed plan­tains on the go from the restau­rant’s con­ve­nient take­out win­dow. L, D (daily). www.bar­bom­bon.com. 133 S. 18th St., 267.606.6612. Map 1, G6

BARIL— Amer­i­can. This Rit­ten­house Square stand­out fea­tures ex­posed brick walls and un­fin­ished dark wood ta­bles and bar stools, a look that off­sets the mar­ble bar and over­all classy vibe of GM Michael Franco’s la­bor of love. The menu fo­cuses on el­e­vated ver­sions of hearty Amer­i­can ba­sics. The house “Cheese Guy” sin­gles out su­perb ar­ti­sanal se­lec­tions that changes weekly. Do splurge on the warm brioche beignets. L ( Tu-F), D ( Tu-Su), brunch (SaSu). www.crowandthep­itcher.com. 267 S. 19th St., 267.687.2608. Map 1, G6

BUTCHER AND SINGER— Steak. This stun­ning steak and chop house from Stephen Starr has a mod­ern sup­per-club vibe, thanks to 28-foot ceil­ings, se­duc­tive leather booths, bold draperies and two mag­nif­i­cent chan­de­liers. L (M-F), D (Daily). www.butcherandsinger.com. 15th and Wal­nut streets, 215.732.4444. Map H5

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