Salt & Pepper: Cultural Cuisine

Salt & Pepper is situated in Philadelphia's popular Passyunk Square neighborhood. Over the years, this eatery has established quite a name for itself with elegantly simple dishes that are full of flavor, and always prepared with the freshest ingredients. The food offerings are deliciously eclectic, and draw inspiration from the world over.

For starters, try the outrageous fried plantains served alongside a chilled sardine and onion salad with habanero peppers, or go for the roasted beet and pineapple salad, or the potato gnocchi with porcini mushrooms, crisp prosciutto, and truffle oil — all get rave reviews from diners. If you need a recommendation for your entree, opt for the pan-seared salmon with horseradish mash, or if you're craving a mouth-watering burger, order the 10 ounce beef topped with cave-aged Gruyere cheese — it's phenomenal. To round out the menu, there are also excellent daily specials, all of which are as creative and delicious as the mainstays.

Come early, and enjoy a drink at the cozy bar — the well-mixed, innovative cocktails on offer here are such to please! The drink standouts are the Cucumber Pear Saketini as well as the Sparkling Ginger cocktail, among others. With attentive, friendly service, and reasonable prices, Salt & Pepper is well-worth a visit on your next night out!

Salt & Pepper
1623 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 238-1920

Dive Into Devon Seafood

For a romantic evening out, a dinner at Devon Seafood on Rittenhouse Square will not disappoint. Known for top-notch seafood offerings as well as the luxurious interior, Devon Seafood is a feast for both the belly and the eyes. Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by an impressive bar, dark wood booths, and soaring tiled ceilings. Exuding an upscale 1940s vibe, you’ll feel right at home sipping your well-mixed $6.50 happy hour martini here.

For your meal, diners recommend the shrimp enchiladas, ahi tuna sushi rolls, as well as the crab cakes. For starters, the calamari is a favorite, and patrons just adore the fluffy, homemade buttermilk biscuits. If you’re a fan of fish, you’ll find some of the very best here. Their market fresh daily offerings include items such as swordfish, mahi-mahi, whole bronzini, seared halibut, and much, much more. If seafood isn’t your thing, you’ll also find extensive “land” offerings, such as center cut filet mignon and blackened chicken penne pasta. Covering all bases, Devon has several vegetarian and gluten-free offerings, and there is a robust wine list that pairs well with all the food on offer.

Devon serves both lunch and dinner daily, and is open Sunday-Tuesday 11am-10pm, Wednesday-Thursday 11am-11pm, and Friday-Saturday 11am-12am. Brunch is served from 11am-2pm on Sundays only. And, if you’re looking for a deal, stop by during happy hour. Devon offers drink specials Monday-Friday from 5-7pm, and appetizer specials Sunday-Friday 5-7pm and again from 9-11pm. Happy hour is offered at the bar only.


Devon Seafood

Rittenhouse Square

225 South 18th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Tria: Wine and Cheese and Beer – Oh My!

Like good food? And first-class wine and beer? We thought so. Tria, with 3 locations throughout Philly, serves up outstanding wine, beer, and small plates. With sleek, dark wood tables, comfortable seating, and knowledge – yet totally unpretentious – staff, Tria is the place to go for delicious sips and eats. Whether you head to Tria Café – with 2 locations in center city – or Tria Wine Room in University City, you will be exposed to the very best varietals, fermentations, and food from both local vendors and international sources.

All about passion without even a hint of pretension, Tria pours top-notch wine and beer in a blue jeans-casual setting. Their food menu changes frequently, always highlighting what is seasonal and fresh, which results in tapas offerings that are off-the-charts! While you enjoy a glass of Cabernet or a pint of ale, feast on Tria’s rosemary potato chips with truffle aioli or share a plate of pistachio herbed ricotta on grilled bread, drizzled with lavender honey.

In addition to their usual offerings, Tria keeps it fresh by hosting Happy Hour specials at both their Washington Square and University City locations. They also “teach” Sunday School each week where you can learn about not-so-common wines, beers, and cheeses. Or, if you’re ready to go the extra mile, you can even enroll in Tria’s Fermentation School where you can satisfy your academic curiosity while eating and drinking the coursework! Trust us, school has never been so fun – or delicious.

For more information about all of Tria’s offerings, check out their website, which is always kept up-to-date with their latest offerings and upcoming events:


Rittenhouse Square
18th & Sansom Streets

Washington Square West
12th & Spruce Streets


University City
3131 Walnut Street

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