BARBUZZO— Mediterranean. The rustic furnishings here set a cozy vibe for the Mediterranean-influenced dishes and well-stocked bar. Reserve a table for simple, yet flavorful fare, including roasted bone marrow and grilled fresh fish. L (M-Sa), D (daily). www.barbuzzo.com. 110 S. 13th St., 215.546.9300. $$$ Map 1, I5 BRÜ CRAFT & WURST— German. This indoor bierhall and wursthaus serves up delicious Bavarian/American cuisine, including pork belly, weiner schnitzel, and, of course, assorted wurst. The bierhall features 39 German domestic and imported drafts on tap. For $5, purchase a Haus key from a server or bartender and pour your own beer from a selfserve, iPad-controlled bier wall, where brews cost as little as 30 cents per ounce. L, D (daily). www. bruphilly.com. 1318 Chestnut St., 215.800.1079. $$ Map 1, I5 CAPOGIRO GELATO CAFE— Sweets. Find fine artisanal gelato and sorbetto in flavors like champagne mango, burnt sugar or Fior di Latte (made with milk sourced from a single herd in Lancaster County), plus coffee, sandwiches, soups and salads. 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; 233 Chestnut St., 215.897.9999. Map 1, B5; 1625 E. Passyunk Ave., 215.462.3790. CHEU NOODLE BAR— Asian. This cozy spot focuses on noodle bowls with a variety of ingredients. The miso ramen bowl is a favorite and comes with pork shoulder, a soft-boiled egg and black garlic. Small plates include creative (not to mention tasty) fare like black garlic wings and pork pizza dumplings. L, D (daily). www.cheunoodlebar.com. 255 S. 10th St, 267.639.4136. $-$$ Map 1, I6; 1416 Frankford Ave., 267.758.2269.
INDEBLUE— Indian. Take your taste buds on a journey at this neighborhood hot spot. Go for the maharaja cheese board, shrimp and crab moilee or try other traditional Indian dishes as well as brunch classics with an Indian spin. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). www.indebluerestaurant.com. 205 S. 13th St., 215.545.4633. $$ Map 1, I5
NOMAD PIZZA— Pizza. This casual corner spot with an industrial vibe dishes up wood-fired pies with quality ingredients, many from local producers. Pair ‘zas with wine or Italian sodas. Sweets fiends indulge in a Nutella pizza plus other desserts including ricotta cheesecake and artisanal sorbets. L F-Su, D ( Tu-Su). www.nomadpizzaco.com. 611 S. 7th St., 215.238.0900. $$ Map 1, J7
NOMAD ROMAN— Pizza. As its name suggests, the cozier sister spot to Nomad Pizza dishes up thin- crust, Roman- style pies and highlights the same top-notch ingredients like nduja sausage, prosciutto di Parma, truffles and Castelvetrano olives. For a spin on a regional classic, try the Trenton tomato pie, an “upside down pizza” twist. www.nomadpizzaco.com. 1305 Locust St., 215.644.9287. Map 1, H6
SAMPAN— Pan-Asian. This 95-seat gem showcases chef Michael Schulson’s passion for Asian flavors and exquisite presentations. Mix and match from the array of reasonably priced small plates at dinner and happy hour. Head around back to the Graffiti Bar for cocktails. D (daily). www.sampanphilly. com. 124 S. 13th St., 215.732.3501. $$ Map 1, I5 STRANGELOVE’S— American. This 20-tap, two-floor restaurant craft beer destination serves up inspired vegetarian, vegan and omnivore-friendly fare. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). www.strangelovesbeerbar.com. 216 S. 11th St., 215.873.0404. $$ Map 1, I5 TREDICI ENOTECA— Mediterannean. This lovely dining room focuses on small plates like bacon wrapped dates stuffed with manchego and blue cheese and chicken meatballs. Also on the menu find a raw bar plus spinach gnocchi with butternut squash and brown butter and Moroccan-spiced ribs in addition to an extensive wine list and housemade cocktails. L, D (daily). www.tredicienoteca. com. 114 S. 13th St., 267.928.2092. Map 1, I5