Don Barriga is a small Mexican spot in University City that has a large menu of things like tacos, fajitas, and chilaquiles. Friday through Sunday they serve barbacoa and consomme, for those who don’t want to wake up early and stand in line for the South Philly stuff.
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Every summer, Philadelphia Horticulture Society creates a few pop-up beer gardens around the city. This is one of them.
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