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It can get overwhelming being a food lover in Philly. With a seemingly endless list of delicious options growing by the day, it’s easy to feel like you’re overindulging yet still missing out.
From massive munchies and bacon-flavored beer to eats that honor grandparents and a bar program built around rum, here’s our picks for weekend events and don’t-miss new additions to the culinary scene.
Lounge around: Jackass Burrito
Stephen Starr’s virtual burrito joint is rolling up two “ultra-indulgent” specials for massive 4/20 weekend munchies. The spicy fried chicken burrito bundles in French fries, jalapeno cheese sauce, chili oil, and tangy slaw with the crispy poultry, while the Big Jac combines seared smash burger with American cheese, lettuce, sesame bread croutons and curly fries – all adding up to a guaranteed case of couch lock.
Available from April 20-22, or until sold out | Delivery only
Family fun: Bacon and beer block party
To celebrate their upcoming expansion from food truck to Philly’s first bacon-themed restaurant and bar, the folks behind Bake’N Bacon teamed up with Evil Genius Beer for a special collaboration ale. Inspired by the truck’s popular chocolate-covered strawberries topped with bacon crumbles, Taste-E-Bacon (5.0% ABV and bacon-free) will debut at a family-friendly block party at the brewery’s taproom under the El in Fishtown, featuring live music, ax throwing, face painting, and more.
12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 22 | Evil Genius, 1727 N. Front St. | Free
Dine in: Bolo
A celebration of Latin American and Caribbean cuisine and an homage to chef Yun Fuentes’s grandfather, Bolo is a new addition to the Rittenhouse Square dining scene. It boasts a rum-focused bar program featuring spirits sourced from around the world. The dinner menu ranges from ceviche tasters and piscolabis (snacks) such as pan con queso and palmitos salad ($12-$18), to larger platillos like vaca frita and lobster mofongo ($45 and up).
2025 Sansom St. | 4 to 10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 4 to 12 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
Casual bites: Nipotina
Another homage, this time to grandmothers. Marlo and Jason Dilks of Slice pizzeria, who also run P’unk Burger on East Passyunk, are expanding with a new West Passyunk spot. Nipotina features a fleet of sandwiches honoring Marlo’s Italian grandmother, plus 10 varieties of cheesesteak. The Hangover Cure (ribeye steak, Cooper Sharp American, smashed tater tots, over easy egg, sriracha; $15) is sure to set your weekend off right.
2238 S. 21st St. | 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday
Outdoor sips: ‘Friends’-themed coffee
Pivot over to LOVE Park for a complimentary coffee, courtesy of The FRIENDS Experience. A themed cart will be handing out over 500 cups of coffee to coincide with the ongoing installation at the King of Prussia Mall. Yes, that’s 15 miles away…but hey, free cup of joe. If you make it out to Montco, you can relive favorite moments from the iconic/persistent sitcom, from hanging out in Monica’s kitchen to goofing off around a fountain.
LOVE Park | 7 a.m. to 3 p.m, Thursday, Apr. 20 | Free
Artsy eats: Sor Ynéz
To celebrate Earth Day, this Mexican restaurant in Kensington hosts a Spring Fling market in the large patio area, featuring local artists from the Keepin’ It Small collective. Chef Alexis Tellez will be unveiling his new seasonal brunch menu, featuring tuna tostadas and fluke aguachile rojo, steak and egg tortas, tlacoyo Benedict, customizable breakfast bowls, and more (dishes hover between $9 and $22). A special “bar bites” menu will also be available for the event.
1800 N. American St. | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, Saturday, April 22