Sydney McElweePhiladelphia Staff Writer
Sydney grew up outside of Philadelphia, went to college in Nashville, and then moved to New York City to be an art director at either a large advertising agency or a sweatshop. From what she’s told us, we’re still unclear. After four years of failing to convince herself that her Big Pharma clients were good people deep, deep down, she left the industry to launch The Infatuation in Philadelphia. Contrary to what you may expect, she does not have a strong opinion on cheesesteaks or Allen Iverson. She hopes these confessions don’t ruin her credibility with her Philly audience.
Jaxon is a neighborhood BYOB in Northern Liberties with a small, seasonal menu that’s great for both a special occasion or a casual weeknight dinner.
The Philadelphia Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Philadelphia
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The best new restaurants in Philly.
Hiroki is a dark sushi restaurant in Fishtown with a 10-course omakase menu for $135.
You’ll wait a while at Circles + Squares in Fishtown, but their square pan pizzas are worth it.
Where to get drinks when you’ve faked productivity for long enough, and want to get the weekend started early.
Old City Beer Garden is essentially an empty lot with a tiki shack for a bar. It’s perfect.
Marathon Grill in Center City is good for meeting up with a few coworkers for a post-work drink during the summer.
Kostas is a Greek restaurant and bar on Girard with a hidden back patio where you should be day drinking in the summer.
Neighborhood Ramen is a small, eat-in only spot in Queen Village that usually has a line out the door (but it moves quickly).
Our guide to Philly’s classic summertime spots.
The Summer Hit List: New Places To Eat & Drink Outside
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The best new spots to eat and drink outdoors this summer.