5 Foodie Things We Loved in 2019

By the Editors | January 6, 2020 | Food & Drink Food & Drink Feature


Plush seating and feminine touches round out Rouge's new interior

A new place to wine and dine pre-flight and a vending machine that sells bubbles—what more could we ask for? Here, five things we loved in 2019, and still love now.

1. Bud & Marilyn's

There, amid the frenzy of Philadelphia International Airport, a familiar name welcomes travelers to tuck into comfort-food classics from Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran. 8000 Essington Ave., Terminal E, 215.937.1200, philamarketplace.com

2. Cicala

Angela and Joe Cicala’s long-awaited opening inside the reimagined Divine Lorraine brings Southern Italian plates to North Broad. 699 N. Broad St., 267.886.9334, cicalarestaurant.com

3. City Winery

Fashion District’s new restaurant-meets-entertainment venue is positively obsessed with vino. Guests can even make their own private barrel. 990 Filbert St., 267.479.7373, citywinery.com

4. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

In 2019, Philadelphians fetched their own bottles of Moët & Chandon bubbly from the city’s first Champagne vending machine. 10 Avenue of the Arts, 214.523.8000, ritzcarlton.com/philadelphia

5. Rouge

Co-owners Rob and Maggie Wasserman marked the 20th year of this Rittenhouse Square OG with a subtle yet chic interior refresh courtesy of Rouge’s original designer, Marguerite Rodgers. 205 S. 18th St., 215.732.6622, rouge98.com