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.
The new restaurant openings you should know about.
Pod in West Philly looks like the inside of a spaceship and serves a mix of Chinese and Japanese dishes.
The Philadelphia Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Philadelphia
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The best new restaurants in Philly.
Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a treasure chest or a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.
Pizzeria Beddia is a sit-down pizza spot in Fishtown with arguably the best pizza in the city, plus a natural wine list and soft serve ice cream.
Fiore is an attractive all-day, Italian place that’s good for sharing some pasta and a bottle of wine with a friend.
Townsend is a little French place in East Passyunk that’s perfect for a fourth or 15th date.
There are a lot of places you could watch sports that aren’t your living room, but these are our favorites.
Garage is an indoor-outdoor bar on East Passyunk that has over 300 canned beers and lets you bring in your own food.
Founding Fathers is a Grad Hospital sports bar that’s a step up from all the other options in the area.
Stats on 17th is a sports bar in Center City with a lot of plush couches to watch the games from.