If your date’s the type that does all of their shopping at farmers’ markets and always talks about wanting to “explore bee keeping,” then there’s a good chance they’ll like Pumpkin. This small BYOB’s menu changes daily based on what’s in season, but if you see any type of crudo on the menu, make that the first dish you order. It’s cash only, so hit the ATM before you go.
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Honeygrow Test Kitchen
Honeygrow Test Kitchen in Fishtown that has off-menu items that their other locations don’t have.
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White Dog Cafe
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Jet Wine Bar
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