Friday dinner: Chaat and Chai
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
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
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.