4 Restaurants You Need to Visit in December

The latest holiday happenings and restaurant openings on the Main Line dining scene.

>> GO RUSTIC: Alfredo Italian BYO’s Alfredo and Barbara Giannaccari have expanded their brand with the debut of Mercato Ristorante on Market Street in West Chester. Selling points include a brick oven from Naples, Neapolitan pizzas, artisan pastas, a crudo menu, and a wine cellar.

>> LAGER LOVIN’: Victory Brewing Company unveils its second brewpub, Victory at Magnolia, early in 2015 in Kennett Square. The 250-seat restaurant features outdoor dining, a seasonal, chef-inspired menu, and a five-barrel brewhouse that crafts site-specific brews. Victory’s existing lineup of ales and lagers are also on tap. 

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>> DECK THE HALLS: Tackle stress-free, wine-infused shopping at Brandywine Valley Wine Trail’s Holiday Open House every weekend in December. Exclusive deals, carolers, live music and seasonal activities are scheduled at the six member wineries. Get more info here

>> CANTINA IN THE HILL: Jose Garces alum George Atterbury has headed to Chestnut Hill to fill the vacant former Chestnut 7 space on Germantown Avenue with his Mexican cantina concept, El Poquito. Expect a family-friendly atmosphere, communal tables, outdoor seating, and ample parking. Look for it this month. 

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