You probably don’t go out of your way to hang out around Logan Square, but if you work near there or are forced to take your out-of-town friends to visit the LOVE sign, it’s worth taking a trip to Vernick Coffee Bar. It’s on the second floor of the Comcast Center, and it looks like one of those stands in the middle of the mall that tries to sell you body lotion from the Dead Sea. Except, instead of products that will sit on your shelf until you move and throw them away, Vernick Coffee Bar serves things like coffee and pastries, plus an all-day menu with things like a shaved porchetta sandwich and olive oil-poached salmon belly.
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If you’re looking for some good Neapolitan-style pizza in a casual space, go to Pizzeria Vetri.
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Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse
There’s no better place for a $75 brunch buffet in Philly than Lacroix in the Rittenhouse Hotel.
The Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House
Old Causeway offers Happy Hour and serves very good American food in Manahawkin just before the bridge to LBI.
Mud City Crab House
Mud City is a BYOB spot in Manahawkin with Happy Hour everyday and outdoor seating.
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Vernick Food & Drink
Vernick is one of the best restaurants in Philly, with a formal dining room upstairs and a more casual bar below.
K’Far is an all-day Israeli cafe from the people who run Zahav, and while it’s better known for breakfast, it also serves an excellent dinner.
The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
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