The Philly dining scene is so much more than hoagies, traditional scrapple dishes, and our world’s famous cheesesteak like many visitors tend to believe. The neighborhoods of Philadelphia are stocked with both traditional restaurants and inventive, cutting edge culinary outposts. Here are four newly opened eateries in Philly, three serving plates of traditional staples while another serves up imaginative, fun fare diners are sure to enjoy.
SoWe Bar & Kitchen (918 South 22nd Street) opened this week in Southwest Center City in the space formerly occupied by Divan Turkish Kitchen. During renovations, owners Nancy Law and Troy Barton, replaced the floors with reclaimed wood floors and added a weathered oak bar to the Graduate Hospital eatery’s location. SoWe, the name is a take on the real estate abbreviation, operates as a bistro seven days a week, serving burgers, sandwiches, and other dishes and will also offer a brunch menu on the weekends. Looking to create a neighborhood bar feel the menu includes craft beers and inventive cocktails that take classic drinks and add modern flare.