Due in part to its eponymous cheesesteak, Philadelphia hasn?t always been known for healthy foods or organic ingredients. But chef Rocco Cima knows the demand is there, and his menu of 100% organic ingredients meets it. Every item, except for the sandwich bread, contains 500 calories or less.
Yet, as Haute Living points out, Cima ?understands that eating right shouldn?t feel like punishment.? Instead, taste buds can party around deconstructed guacamole salads with fresh avocado and citrus jalape?o dressing or the thai chicken or tofu panini with fresh basil and spicy peanut sauce.
The festive atmosphere is furthered by TVs playing dance music videos and lounge-style furniture that moved Philly.com to call the atmosphere ?a cross between a club and a gym.? But instead of cocktails or protein shakes, diners savor fresh smoothies and espresso from the juice and coffee bar.
Since its humble south Philadelphia beginnings in the 1990s, PrimoHoagies has quickly expanded throughout the region and garnered several awards on the strength of its cold-cut sandwiches, made with Thumann's brand of gourmet meats and cheeses. The shop's robust menu features dozens of specialty hoagies, many of which were created in-house rather than underwater, as is the industry norm. Sharp Italian hoagies teem with prosciutto and genoa salami, and pork Diablo hoagies marry Thumann's homestyle roasted pork with a blend of piquant spices.
There are only 16 tables inside Sola, but the intimate dining room is an echo chamber for camaraderie. Guests ferry their own libations to dinner under a BYOB policy, which encourages relaxed, familial meals lined with conversation. The menu refrains from overwhelming guests with too many choices or tablecloth-size pages—instead, it details a concise array of meat and seafood entrees. From the brown-butter skate wing to the roasted duck, these French-influenced dishes arrive stylishly poised on white tableware, framed against a backdrop of drizzled sauces and artfully arranged sides. Frozen white-chocolate hazelnut mousse and pumpkin cheesecake, flanked by a pear-cinnamon sorbet, draw evenings to a close.
Executive Chef Stephan Stryjewski composes these seasonally shifting spreads with help from local farms. He also receives organic ingredients, such as goat cheese and honey, from neighborhood producers, and orders his resulting creations into special prix fixe courses. Sola invests in the community through charities as well; every Sunday, it contributes 5% of its earnings to an organization of the month. Examples of past beneficiaries include The Wounded Warrior Fund and Melmark.
For a tasty mix of Asian flavors and a laid-back vibe, Wynnewood's Sang Kee Asian Bistro is the place to go.
Sang Kee Asian Bistro will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Don't go without drinks at dinner — Sang Kee Asian Bistro is BYOB, so make sure to grab a bottle of your own for the table.
Toast your evening out at Sang Kee Asian Bistro with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Sang Kee Asian Bistro.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Sang Kee Asian Bistro.
At Sang Kee Asian Bistro, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Sang Kee Asian Bistro is ultra casual.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
You can also have Sang Kee Asian Bistro cater your next event.
Score free parking at the lot adjacent to Sang Kee Asian Bistro.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Sang Kee Asian Bistro.
With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Sang Kee Asian Bistro.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Sang Kee Asian Bistro.
It's easy to become a regular at Mc Closkey's Bar — this Irish bar is a haven for the Guinness-enthusiast.
It s best to save your lighter eating habits for another day, though, as
is not featured on the menu here.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Mc Closkey's Bar's menu.
Mc Closkey's Bar is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Time to cheers to another week in the can at Mc Closkey's Bar.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Mc Closkey's Bar with their complimentary wifi.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Mc Closkey's Bar, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Live music is often featured for guests' enjoyment.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
Keep it casual at Mc Closkey's Bar — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Mc Closkey's Bar's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Mc Closkey's Bar's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
Mc Closkey's Bar is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Firinji in Ardmore will do the trick.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Firinji.
Gather the whole family for a trip to Firinji — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
At Firinji, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Free wifi is available as well.
Your group can sit comfortably at Firinji, a local restaurant.
Four-legged friends are welcome at the coffee shop.
The dress code is strictly casual at Firinji, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
That's right! Firinji will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy Firinji's cooking from the comfort of your own living room.
Firinji patrons can find street parking at the East Lancaster Avenue location.
At Firinji, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Cheap meals don't have to lack flavor as shown by the innovative dishes coming out of Firinji's kitchen.
Firinji serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.