Sydney McElweePhiladelphia Staff Writer
Sydney grew up outside of Philadelphia, went to college in Nashville, and then moved to New York City to be an art director at either a large advertising agency or a sweatshop. From what she’s told us, we’re still unclear. After four years of failing to convince herself that her Big Pharma clients were good people deep, deep down, she left the industry to launch The Infatuation in Philadelphia. Contrary to what you may expect, she does not have a strong opinion on cheesesteaks or Allen Iverson. She hopes these confessions don’t ruin her credibility with her Philly audience.
Friday Saturday Sunday is a two-level American restaurant in Rittenhouse with a great bar that’s perfect for a night out with a few friends.
Spice Finch is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse that’s great for everything from a client dinner to drinks at the bar.
17 Great Restaurants That Aren’t Closed On Mondays
17 Great Restaurants That Aren’t Closed...
There are a lot of restaurants that close their doors on Mondays. These are some great ones that don’t.
Gojjo in West Philly is an Ethiopian spot that has things like wings and burgers, along with more traditional Ethiopian food.
Street Side is a Vietnamese BYOB in Fishtown that does mostly small plates that are easy to eat on-the-go.
Bud & Marilyn’s is a retro spot in Midtown Village with really good brunch.
The Good King Tavern in Bella Vista serves French pub food that’s way better than what you’ll find at your average neighborhood tavern.
Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse is a casual cafe during the day, but turns into a full-service Italian restaurant at night.
Ralph's is the oldest Italian restaurant in the city, and while there are usually a lot of tourists, the pasta is worth the trip.
Giuseppe & Sons is a two-floor Italian spot in Center City that’s part casual lunch shop and part upscale restaurant.