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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