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Falafel: Desert Rose 

Bursting with garlic and chickpea, Desert Rose’s falafel—golden brown on the outside, moist on the inside—are served in soft, homemade pita and topped with hummus, fresh tomato, cucumber and cabbage.

305 W. State St., Media, (484) 442-8012, desertrosemediapa.com.

New Brewery: Sterling Pig Brewery 

Media restaurateur Loic Barnieu’s Picasso, La Belle Epoque and Diego’s Cantina have built a solid following, based on consistently delicious dishes and creative cocktails. His latest venture is a 15-barrel brewhouse featuring the award-winning Brian McConnell, formerly of Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in King of Prussia

609 W. State St., Media, www.sterlingpigbrewery.com.

Potpie: Garden Cafe 

Few foods are more comforting than a traditional chicken or turkey potpie. Garden Cafe’s are made from scratch daily, their flaky, buttery crusts filled with hearty chunks of meat and locally grown veggies.

23 S. Jackson St., Media, (484) 444-2424, www.gardencafe.us.

Restaurant Renovation: 320 Market Café 

This popular spot’s new hip dining area is significantly larger, easily accommodating more hungry diners. 320 continues to offer its signature soup, salad and sandwich menu, and has added craft beer, custom cocktails, wine, burgers, flatbreads and large plates to the already-substantial mix. And good news for grab-and-goers: Artisan cheeses, spreads, breads and hearty prepared meals are still available.

211 W. State St., Media, (610) 565-8320, the320marketcafe.com.

Restaurant-Themed Event: Dining Under the Stars 

Every Wednesday from May through September, Media closes State Street to traffic to allow for ample family-friendly alfresco dining and entertainment, drawing thousands each week to the borough’s restaurant row. Foodies can savor a wide variety of cuisine—everything from sushi and spaghetti to burritos and burgers. Live music, art demonstrations and extended shopping hours add to the festive atmosphere. 


Seasonal Latte: Seven Stones Café’s Pumpkin Latte 

When fall arrives, so do the pumpkin lattes at Seven Stones Café. With La Colombe as its base, this autumn indulgence is creamy, sweet and rich, with notes of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.

24 S. Plum St., Media, (610) 627-2077, sevenstonescafe.com.

Desert Roses falafel sandwich//photo by steve legato

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