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The University City Beiler’s Donuts is Getting Closer

Plus Fishtown loses a French BYOB, but gains a new cidery

Beiler’s Donuts

Plywood Report

Back in August, Beiler’s, the doughnut sweetheart of Philadelphia, announced two pieces of big news: First, it opened its first-ever non-Reading-Terminal-Market location in Lancaster, PA. Second, there’s a new shop opening in University City. A few weeks later, dug out some more information from the Beiler family—its exact location inside Chestnut Hall on UPenn’s campus. And just a few days ago, Beiler’s teased an artist rendering of the new space on Facebook:


Market Watch

Fishtown’s French BYOB The Pickled Heron — an early trailblazer on the Frankford Ave. food ‘scape — has been sold. If you can remember back to September, chef-owners Todd Braley and Daniela D'Ambrosio turned the restaurant into a private event space after five successful years of putting out some of the city’s finest from-scratch bistro fare. What’s next for 2218 Frankford Avenue? No word yet, but D’Ambrosio hinted at something worthy: “I still live a block from TPH so we selfishly picked some folks that make awesome food so I could frequent the spot.”

New Year. New Beginning. After 5 wonderful years, we have decided to sell The Pickled Heron. Thank you to our friends,...

Posted by The Pickled Heron on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Coming Attractions

Amidst all the brewing and distilling going on in Fishtown and Kensington comes a new cidery hopefully open this August. Joe Getz and Michael Meyers of Kurant Cider will set up shop in a former car garage at 436 East Girard Avenue, according to a report by In addition to their three cider varieties, their new location (which serves as a test kitchen and taproom), will take a page from the Martha playbook and serve Pennsylvania wines, beers, and spirits.

The Pickled Heron

2218 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125 (215) 634-5666 Visit Website