Get ready to eat, because the Main Line and surrounds is seeing an influx of new restaurants. Check out these new hot spots, plus a reopening where you can dig into classic Mexican dishes, sip on fine beers, take a lunch break while you grocery shop, make your own beer or get your Italian fix.
This Mexican street food restaurant has taken up Union Taco’s space on Main Street in downtown Manayunk. The menu features certified fresh and ethically sourced food that expresses the true nature of Mexican cuisine. Kahlil Mir from Paper Street Pub and Hilltown Tavern, former Rouge general manager Josh Coffman (also of Stephen Starr’s restaurant group) and chef David Long are at the helm. This two-story restaurant has bars serving tequila and beer on both floors, as well as an outdoor patio to enjoy in the warmer months. And if you stay late enough, you can take advantage of the dance floor after 10 p.m., when the restaurant turns into a club.
4161 Main St., Manayunk, (267) 437-4692.
Having already celebrated its grand opening on March 10, Phoenixville’s Rebel Hill is busy pouring an endless stream of beers by the glass and growler. Its focus is on small batches and fine ingredients, so don’t miss what this seven-barrel brewery is serving on tap, including Adapsaison (saison), Scratch the Surface (pale ale), Bleed Green (IPA), Mutt (English-style pale ale) and Perfectly Imperfect (hoppy American wheat). It’s a BYOF (bring your own food), so pick up local eats from one of Phoenixville’s many favorites, such as HEART Food Truck.
420 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville.
The Spring House Whole Foods Market officially opened on March 14, filled with signature food and groceries that meet the company’s rigorous quality standards, are free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats, and are often sourced locally. We’re especially excited for the coffee bar and pub, which serves nitro cold brew, kombucha on tap, cold-pressed juices, beer and cocktails, as well as lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. A self-serve pizza bar, full-service deli, sushi and salads are also available if you’re on the go or want to stay and dine at the available indoor and outdoor seating. And don’t forget to snag a local and scrumptious Curiosity Doughnut or two, which are made fresh daily in store.
1111 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, (215) 646-6300
Mark your calendars for April 7, and get ready to re-welcome Tin Lizard Brewing Company and its updated menu of southern barbecue and craft beer in Bryn Mawr. The restaurant had to temporarily close following a burst water pipe in January, and the team took full advantage of the downtime by revamping. Tweaks include a guest brewer program, where local home brewers are invited to the brewery to make beer using the Tin Lizard brewing system. And while you may spot some new food on the menu, rest assured that the famous chicken wings are here to stay.
1000 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-1100.
Marking its first venture into Pennsylvania, North Italia is coming to KOP and bringing with it Italian favorites like made-from-scratch prosciutto bruschetta, Italian meatballs, soppressata and a variety of pizzas. Enjoy your meal with a glass from the extensive wine list, or peruse the local craft beer options to pair with your bacon and egg pizza. Mixologists will also be crafting classic cocktails with a twist at the bar, so stop by during happy hour Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. and sip on the specials.
350 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia.