The best thing to hit Sansom Street since ever is opening FRIDAY, according to this tweet. Sorry, Dunkin on Walnut, this downtown transplant is about to be everything.
Update: Misleading. FD just wants VDay orders ahead of time. Stay tuned while we cry…
Valentine’s Day is on Friday, and everyone at UTB has plans. We understand that not everyone is as #blessed (read: active on Tinder) as we are, so we’ve compiled a list of University City deals for any and all types of V-days.
Where To Go on Valentine’s Day If You’re Tryna:
Get some: Distrito or Aksum. Distrito is offering three different four-course tasting menus that cost $50-$65 per person. Aksum is offering a four-course prix fixe dinner for $55 per person. Save these for someone special (i.e. the author of this post who previously lied and in fact has no plans and really likes Aksum).
Eat your feelings: The Farmacy. They are offering a six-course tasting menu for $60 per person or $100 for a couple. Or Wawa. Always Wawa.
Get dumped: Hill. Bon Appetit is sponsoring a couple’s dinner at Hill. Just, no. Read the rest of this entry »
You’re not fooling anyone. We know your ass is only at that Super Bowl party for the wings. Lucky for you, UTB nixed the usual drinking game for the world’s first Super Bowl EATING game. After all, why would you want to just get regular wasted when you can get pizza-wasted? Happy tweeting n eating!
- Every time someone makes a reference to Washington and Colorado being pot states, smoke a super bowl. Puff, puff for every completed pass. Count the hash marks on the field. Did you know XLVIII actually stands for 420? Sorry, we’re done.*
- GoDaddy’s commercial leaves you disgusted but also fascinated: slurp your drink really loudly in memory of this gem.
- Something important happens and everyone is screaming and you have no idea what’s going on: eat a chip. If you’re busy with a mouth full of nacho cheese no one will notice you’re a fraud.
- Camera angle trickery fails and Bruno Mars’ super-shortness becomes apparent: finish your slice.
- Wardrobe malfunction: eat a red hot chili pepper.
- Hit the brownies early when the guy you’re hooking up with gets really into the game and forgets you exist.
- Technical difficulties: fistful of Cheetos. Read the rest of this entry »
We thought we hit break-rock-bottom when we caught ourselves reciting the Movies on Demand preview under our breath and seriously considering whether or not to watch Bronies on Netflix. We were wrong—break just got much worse. Salento, the Italian BYO at 22nd and Walnut where everyone celebrated their 19th/24th birthday, has closed for good.
Shall we compare Salento to a summer’s day? K, sure, why not. It was accessible via Penn Transit, had a creepy yet still flattering waiter, and OMG that chicken breast with the white balsamic and golden raisins. Bless.
We will miss you, bb. While bringing a water bottle full of Franzia to the Houston pasta line gets the job done, it is not the same. RIP.
You compost. You buy organic. You don’t Instagram your food at the table (It’s bad for you and rude). Now take your cuisine-conscious self to the next level with the founder of White Dog Café, Judy Wicks, on all things Philly and foodie.
As part of the Urban Nutrition Initiative’s Food Week, she’ll be talking about her new book, how she started WDC, and her role in the sustainable food movement at a Van Pelt book signing this Friday. Never feel bad about brunch again! Turns out activism can be yummy.
Just in time for bikini body season, HipCityVeg opened its doors yesterday at 214 S. 40th Street. (RIP Won Oriental–we miss you, sweet prince.)
With an all-veg menu full of pseudo-healthy options, HCV may just replace Sweetgreen as the betchiest restaurant on campus.
More importantly, it’s open until 1 a.m. on the weekends and sells milkshakes. We’re sold.
Late Thursday night, we’re feeling all right, but Friday morning we fret.
The hookup we had was admittedly bad, and we’re trying our best to forget.
But when we wake, we think “milkshake!”, to nurse this nasty hangover,
We head to Shake Shack for that walk of shame snack,
and hope at some point to be sober.
I WILL NOT GO. TURN THE LIGHTS OFF. CARRY ME HOME. We are utterly, unspeakably devastated to report the sudden death of University City’s premier munchie/drunchie haven, DP Dough.
Less frosh-filled than Wawa, less bouncer-protected than McDonald’s, cheaper/tastier than FroGro and open later than Allegro, the always-friendly calzone connoisseurs of 40th Street will never be forgotten. While it’s true they are a chain and our cravings can technically be satisfied elsewhere, this location was special because people thought it was named after a certain newspaper. (And the closest ones are at Penn State and University of Delaware.)
DP Dough: we promise to keep you alive in our (lack of) memories and will always love you. Mourning readers, email your well wishes to their Facebook, because for the establishment always open til 3:30am, it’s the final closing time. RIP.
The University City eatery scene is an ever-changing beast, and even though many are solely concerned with HipCityVeg’s impending opening, UTB is here as always with the comprehensive report of the intriguing (or depressing) new kids on the block and the restaurants devastatingly closing their doors.
As we continue to tearfully mourn the tragic losses of Lee’s and Don Memo, The DP reports the sudden and shocking closure of another campus establishment. Artisserie Chocolate Cafe has bitten the bust, and the owners were allegedly forced to clear out in 30 minutes! That’s more stressful than oversleeping the morning of your midterm in DRL! Our hearts are with the beloved dessert shop, known for its chocolate and Lucida Calligraphy font.
Additionally, be forewarned that a walk north on 38th will leave you brokenhearted before you even hit Chili’s/Atlantis Gentlemen’s Club. That’s right, 7-Eleven is GONE, ABANDONED AND DILAPIDATED. Don’t you ever for a second get to thinking you’re replaceable, bb! Okay, you are, because we’ve got a new Wawa with better food to wipe up them tears, but still, RIP.
A Warm Welcome:
With all this sadness, we look to the light that is 44th Street. Dearest readers, we want to know your thoughts about the newest on-campus BYO. It’s not cheap Asian, but it will make boozy brunch mimosas if you bring champagne! Let us know if you’ve sampled the farm-to-table offerings of RX the Farmacy, which resided there previously (simply as RX) before a brief stint as a meh Italian joint. But more importantly, are the rumors of this organic haven carding true?
UTB would also love to hear your in-depth critiques of the obscure new deli near Copa in Cream & Sugar’s old storefront. It’s called Subway, and we hear they have $5 footlongs. Is this perhaps the most welcome change of all? Does it compare to it’s dearly departed cousin who used to live under Commons? Sound off below!
Question: What do Copa, Metro Bakery, Tap House, Subway, Allegro Pizza, and Burger.org (heyy kosher friends!) have in common?
Answer: You’re about to save 10% every time you eat there.
A brand-new mobile app designed by Penn students who just couldn’t get over the pain (and price: $15) of carrying around their PennEats cards offers savings for users at local eateries.
“Treat” is open to students only (sorry, hungry profs) for $4.99 and pays for itself, according to the founders, within one week of use. As an added bonus, some venues like Rumor and Soundgarden, are offering a free drink to users! So before you settle for a dining dollar-induced stomachache, head on over to iPhone or Android app stores, and begin salivating.