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Free Water Ice Day at Rita's on Spruce; Say Hello to I Heart Cambodia

Plus, a new coffee shop coming to the Franklin and a round-up of Philly restaurants on film.


RITTENHOUSE — After taking a year off (following a major act of vandalism that destroyed the space) and undergoing a change in ownership, the Rita's Water Ice location at 1511 Spruce is back. And they're getting an early jump on the season, opening up with a day of free water ice this week. (Traditionally, Rita's stores hold their giveaway on the first day of spring.) Stop by between noon and 9 p.m. on Friday, February 20 to take advantage of the deal, quasi-Arctic weather conditions be damned. [EaterWire]

MARKET EAST — Passero's Coffee Roasters is in expansion mode, with a new shop coming to the Franklin at Ninth and Chestnut, according to an item from Michael Klein. They're shooting for a March opening. []

LOWER MOYAMENSING — Here's a scouting report on I Heart Cambodia, a solid (if goofily named) new Cambodian option at Seventh and Jackson. Pro: The restaurant has reportedly scored a liquor license. Con: "No beef sticks until spring." [Passyunk Post]

FOOD ON FILM In light of this week's news of the latest Rocky film shooting at Victor Cafe, Zagat Philly follows up with a rundown of "Eight Philly Restaurants That Have Appeared in Hollywood Movies," from the Jamaican Jerk Hut to the Llanerch Diner. [Zagat]