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.
A much-deserved mazel tov to Penn grad David Fine and his new food truck, Schmear It! UTB proudly presents Philly’s first (and only) bagel truck, set to open mid-August at Love Park and 33rd and Arch.
Schmear It will serve fresh South St. Philly bagels, La Colombe coffee, and its own signature creations, like the Stuffed French Toast Bagel (cc, strawberries, bananas, maple syrup, and walnuts on a French toast bagel). Yes, this is real life. Schmear It even lets you create your own “dream schmear” by providing an endless smörgåsbord of spreads, bagels, and add-ons. But wait, it gets better.
The truck’s slogan “Spread some good!” refers to the truck’s philanthropic side. Each week a portion of Schmear It’s sales will be donated to a different local non-profit so every customer can spread that brotherly looove. Carbs for a cause!
Click here to read more about Schmear It, here stalk its location, and here to tell your bfflz!
If there’s one thing Penn students can’t get enough of, it’s
sleep Penn News Today emails coffee. And who better to help us out than one of our own, aka Penn grad and beloved HubBub owner, Drew Crockett.
This Fall, our favorite caffeine car is opening a new café at 3736 Spruce (the old Gia). Yea yea, Starbucks, Metro, Capo, we know, but c’mon ladies (and gents) could you say no to that face? Can you say hubba HubBub?
First Don Memo and now Lee’s? We are
livid hungry heart-broken. After 28 majestic years, Lee’s Hoagie House on 40th and Walnut is closing next Wednesday. Yea sure, Wawa and Jimmy John’s are swell after 1 am, but it pains us to say sayonara to yet another long time member of Penn’s local restaurant scene.
UTB regrets to report a devastating loss to the Penn community. Sadly, the nightly pilgrimage to 38th and Spruce is no more for those lone Quakers still wandering around campus. Not so sadly, the newly renovated Wawa will open in about six weeks and we know what you’re wondering: how is it possible for Wawa to get even better? We’re thinking nacho cheese fountain.