More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What are the best new restaurants? What’s everyone talking about? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the ‘it’ places of the moment.
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We’re happy to say that two of these fantastic new restaurants are Aloha NCR users!
Anastasi Raw Bar – 4161 Main St in Manayunk
The Anastasi family opened up their third location with a concept they’ve been nailing for generations: fresh seafood, cooked beautifully. Anastasi Raw Bar has, of course, a wonderful selection of oysters and chilled seafood, but it’s Chef Ken Wallace’s culinary chops that really make the place a destination. Delicate crabmeat créme brulée, fat grilled Louisiana oysters, and twice-cooked grilled octopus are all examples of the talent behind the kitchen — which would make sense considering Wallace has worked all around Europe, and most notably, at London’s The Fat Duck.
Bar Bombón – 133 S. 18th St, Philly
Vegan hero Nicole Marquis’s latest project is a testament to her latin roots. Puerto Rican empanadas, arepas, and enchiladas are made vegan for a 40 seat restaurant and bar (a staggering number, considering the small space it once was as Crumbs Bakeshoppe). If you don’t have time to sit, there’s a take-out window for food, coffee, and juice.
Taken from a recent article on Philly Eater