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5 Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Need dining inspiration this weekend? Here are some favorites from Eater editors: new restaurants, old favorites, and restaurants that pair well with fun weekend activities.

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Friday dinner: Chaat and Chai

Inside Chaat and Chai, South Philly's Newest Indian Street Food Restaurant

The colorful Snyder Avenue newcomer just got a Best of Philly nod from Philadelphia, and with summer here, they're keeping the menu fresh with some hot-weather drinks. Cool off with icy mango lassis, iced chais, spiced-up lemonades (try the orange-rosewater-cardamom kind), or even better, the zippy jaljeera, a refreshing, savory cumin-water.

Saturday Brunch: Stargazy

East Passyunk's traditional pie-and-mash shop is turning one this Saturday, August 20, and to celebrate, chef-owner Sam Jacobson is inviting food blogger Fidel Gastro in for a guest collaboration pie (green chile). Going a little earlier? Prepare for a full-on english breakfast. And just to make things a bit easier: you can now order pies via UberEATS.

Saturday Dinner: Prohibition Taproom

There are many reasons as to why Prohibition should be your dinner destination this Saturday, but besides a pretty phenomenal beer list and cozy digs, its chef Val Strejewski's cooking that you should be paying attention to. A bowl of smoked beef fat popcorn is a must (it might beat out Khyber Pass's Benton's bacon grease popcorn for best in the city), and it'd be wise to try any seafood option on the menu—that's where he really likes to show off.

Sunday Brunch: Aqimero

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Richard Sandoval's new, coastal-Latin restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel launched a bottomless brunch just last week. $65 gets you bottomless cocktails and three courses from the new brunch menu.

Sunday Dinner: Dmitri's

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Kerri Sitrin Bingaman/Facebook

Sunday dinners should be a simple affair, and few do "simple" better than the tiny Dmitri's in Queen Village. If you're coming from the shore, even better; ending your weekend getaway with some pita and dips, and maybe a grilled fish with lemon, is one of the best ways to treat yourself before the weekend hubbub begins.

Chaat and Chai

1532 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145 Visit Website


10 Avenue Of The Arts, , PA 19102 (215) 523-8200 Visit Website


944 North 2nd Street, , PA 19123 (215) 592-4550 Visit Website

Prohibition Tap Room

501 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (215) 238-1818 Visit Website


1838 East Passyunk Avenue, , PA 19148 (215) 309-2761 Visit Website