Thursday, April 24, 2014

Outdoor seating is in full bloom in Pennsport

Spring is in full swing and what's your favorite past time this time of year? No, it's not baseball -- it's eating (and drinking) outside at your favorite restaurant. You know what the best part is? You don't have to schlep up to Queen Village or Passyunk Avenue to have a nice night of outdoor dining with family, friends, or even your dog -- Pennsport has plenty of options these days.

The Veterans
Federal Donuts: There is simply nothing better than getting out of the office on a beautiful day for your lunch hour. What makes it heavenly is the chance to sit outside on "the bench" at FedNuts with your delicious fried chicken and side of honey-dipped hot donut. Seriously, if you haven't done it -- get on that and if you have, do it more often.

Ride the pine outside of FedNuts during your next lunch hour (via)
The Industry: One of the OG's in the Pennsport outdoor seating scene, The Industry is everyone's go-to joint. With killer food (Burgers and Bubbles on Monday's) and an awesome happy hour, if you haven't had an Industry Burger with a shot of Buffalo Trace while dining al fresco, chances are you're doing it wrong. Do it right during the warm weather - hit up The Industry.

Grindcore House: Everyone's favorite Vegan coffee shop has always offered outdoor seating to those who want to enjoy their vegan treats and coffee drinks. Get the horchata made with coconut milk (trust me, grab one this summer, it is delicious.)

Caffe Valentino: First and foremost, this place has tablecloths, so you know you're in for a treat. secondly, the food is wonderful and they now have brick over pizza! When they open the large windows, it feels like you're actually outside. To top it off, they have outside seating so enjoy your homemade Italian food on beautiful Moyamensing Avenue.

Warm Daddy's: Looking for a place that has a insanely cool roof deck featuring live music and soul food? Warm Daddy's next to the Riverview (and overlooking Engine 46 and the Delaware River) is definitely worth checking out.
The Newbies

Moonshine: Now offering lunch, Moonshine has plenty of outdoor seating. Featuring two tops on Sigel Street for the date crowd and larger four tops out "on the Avenue," Moonshine may be one of the newbies in the 'hood but they certainly know what they're doing -- especially with a burger that was recently featured on Thrillist's "8 Best Under The Radar Burgers in Philly." 

Second Street Brew House: And you didn't think it could get any better after they tag teamed with Guerrilla Ultima to own the craft beer bar meets food truck scene, you are sadly (but happily as well) mistaken. You can now enjoy your pint and award winning barbeque outside with seating on the corner of 2nd and Morris. I don't know what these guys will think of next but I can't wait to find out.

Mekong River: I know what you're thinking -- why in the heck would I need to eat outside when it's so darn beautiful on the inside? Because you love eating delicious Vietnamese cuisine outside as well! Next time you're in the mood for Pho, take it outside. By the way, it's just a stone's throw from the soon-to-be-amazingly revitalized Titan Park.

Did I miss any outdoor dining spots? Hit me up in the comments or on Facebook/Twitter to let me know!

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