Taste the flavors of summer at these top Philly spots

Emmy Squared has opened a new rooftop concept.

Although summertime is filled with plenty of outdoor activities, the sun-kissed season is also filled with a plethora of treats that will please anyone’s tastebuds. Luckily, Philadelphians are really in for a surprise—many top spots are firing up on all cylinders and are offering a variety of unique and delicious specials, most of which can be picked up just by ordering over the phone. 


The popular French hotspot located across from the Singing Fountain on East Passyunk has been pulling out all the stops this summertime season by offering a weekly-changing three-course prix fixe menu that comes out to be $50 per person. Those who head to Fond will be able to indulge in a rotating array of apps, entrées and desserts courtesy of chef/owners Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki-Styer while dining outdoors or when picking up curbside. To go along with the unique menu, diners can also choose from an assortment of cocktails and wine to take the meal to the next level. Fond will be serving up their specialty three-course prix-fixe meals Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. 



Beer-B-Q at Urban Farmer

The hotspot eatery located in Logan Square has a delicious way for all to celebrate. Since May, after opening back up following it closure from COVID-19, Urban Farmer—along with rotating local breweries—started offering a weekly Beer-B-Q menu on top of their carry-out menu, beer and wine to-go. According to the release, the weekly Beer-B-Q to-go will feature beer-inspired BBQ with an optional 6-pack pairing in partnership with Sly Fox Brewing Company, Cape May Brewing Company, Tröegs Independent Brewing and Yards Brewing Company. The dinner for two will be available for $45, available from Sunday to Saturday between noon and 10 p.m. via curbside pick-up or delivery via Caviar—all orders must be placed two hours in advance.



Lobster Bakes at Red Owl Tavern 

Every Monday and Tuesday at Old City hotspot Red Owl Tavern, diners can indulge in a summertime favorite with the eatery’s classic lobster bake special. Those who head to Red Owl at the start of each week can take-out or sit down for outdoor dining to enjoy the special, which features a whole lobster, shrimp, and mussels served with corn-on-the-cob, new potatoes and lobster broth. The Lobster Bake is served piping hot in a traditional New England-style black speckled pot, and to make the occasion more special, Philadelphians can also pair their meal with the eatery’s 50% off wine bottle promotion those same days and to take the dish to an even more spirited level. 



Emmy Squared’s Rooftop Concept

Queens Village hotspot Emmy Squared recently unveiled a new summertime hotspot that will bring diner’s tastebuds to an elevated level. With Emmy Squared’s new rooftop venue, Philadelphians will be able to indulge in the popular eatery’s full menu featuring a variety of specialty pizzas (think vodka, margarita, the Big Ang, plus an array of build your own toppings), burgers, sandwiches (think Nashville hot katsu, chicken parm, eggplant and more) and sides while dining above the City of Brotherly Love. On the other side of the menu, diners can also indulge in a variety of cocktails and canned beers. If you’re looking to get a bit more involved interactively as well, Emmy Squared will also be hosting a virtual pizza making class every month, with the first set to be on Wednesday, Aug. 26. In the class, participants are guided on Zoom by Emily and Chef Matt Hyland to make a cocktail, top and cook a Colony, and also make Emmy Squared dough from scratch. Those interested can sign up for the class through Eventbrite. 



Art in the Age’s Cocktail Making Kit 

Philadelphians can head to the Old City storefront from Quaker City Mercantile to pick up their own cocktail making kit to whip up some of their favorite seasonal libations. Social distancing and safety guidelines will be enforced, and for those who rather still keep some space, curbside pickups and online orders are also still available. The new make-at-home cocktail kit is a spirited addition to the stores offerings and includes tools, mixing ingredients and all the booze you need to make a Thai Chili Gin “Fresh Cut” including the Thai Chili Gin ($55), Kinsey Triple Sec (750 ml, $29.99), The Brothers Jasmine Water ($8), El Guapo Lime Cordial ($16), Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters ($10), Koriko Weighted Shaker ($24), a Hawthorne Strainer ($8) and Japanese Jigger ($18).

116 N. 3rd St., artintheage.com

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