The past year has made everyday blend into the next. Schedules have become so repetitive that going to the grocery store has become an excuse to dress up. If you’re anything like me, your favorite things include food and trying something new. So look no further, here’s a list of five food spots in Philly that you need to try.
- Poke Burri
Poke Burri takes an interesting twist on the typical sushi menu. While offering sushi lovers their classic favorites such as California or Spicy Tuna Rolls, the Philly restaurant located at 255 S. 10th St, brings creative options to the table as well. Poke bowls and sushi burritos are other options any customer can choose from on the menu. According to Hannah Kanik from the PhillyVoice, Poke Burri’s secret menu offers a creative fare, from sushi pizza, sushi corndogs, matcha beignets, and poke served in a pineapple. You can ditch using chopsticks while still enjoying your sushi favorites. Poke Burri brings a creative twist to the typical roll by offering sushi donuts as well.
- Steak 48
A more upscale atmosphere, Steak 48 will give you the perfect excuse to step out and dress in proper attire. Located at Broad and Spruce Streets, across from the Kimmel Center, the classy steakhouse makes for a wonderful date night, with dim lighting and cozy seating to give off an intimate atmosphere. The Philadelphia Inquirer notes several menu highlights including steak/fish, seafood tower, crispy shrimp-topped deviled eggs; massive meatballs; au gratin potatoes with caramelized onions, Gouda, and mozzarella; and deep-fried asparagus spears. Steak 48 also serves an extensive drink menu with 48 wines by the glass and 650 by the bottle plus a reserve list; cocktails; bourbons, Scotch, tequilas, and cognacs.
- The Post
Located at 129 South 30th Street, The Post, combines arcade games with drinks and comfort bar food. Some snacks on the menu include pickle chips, Wisconsin cheese curds, and Gigante bean hummus. Three different variations of sliders are a popular option as well. With a casually relaxed atmosphere, customers can sit down and grab a drink, or head to the arcade to play games. The Post is a great spot to go if you’re with a group of friends, with activities and shareable snacks.
- Attico Rooftop
Attico Rooftop is a popular spot in the Philadelphia are for happy hours, brunches, dinners, and weekends. With a beautiful rooftop patio and lounge, Attico is the perfect aesthetic for dates, friends, and family gatherings. The uplifting environment isn’t the best part about the rooftop lounge, however. The menu offers a variety of options, with brunch ranging from roast pork egg toast to chicken & waffles. Dinner selections are a bit more upscale, with a variety of salads, a selection of oysters, crab melt appetizer, and steak, chicken, and seafood entrees. Various cocktails, beer, and wines are also offered to complete a delicious happy hour.
Chef Michael Schulson’s Sampan is located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia’s Midtown Village neighborhood. Here, you can find a haven of contemporary Asian small plates crafted in an artful fashion. Daily Happy Hour deals (all listed at sampanphilly.com) offer four-dollar specialty cocktails, beer, house red and white wine, and sake, as well as two-dollar Satay and small plates. Small plates include options such as dumplings, cheesesteak bao, spring rolls, and duck samosa. Customers can expect a variety of meat and fish dishes including crispy duck, beef short rib, and glazed Chilean sea bass.