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Philly's 38 Essential Restaurants; Massive Old City Beer Garden Opens Next Week

A view through the planned entrance to Independence Beer Garden, shot Tuesday, shows plenty of work yet to be done.
A view through the planned entrance to Independence Beer Garden, shot Tuesday, shows plenty of work yet to be done.
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PHILADELPHIANeed a restaurant recommendation? The Eater 38, freshly updated this week, aims to pare down the Philly dining scene to just 38 essential spots that will meet any need.

OLD CITY — Independence Beer Garden, encompassing more than 20,000 square feet just across from Independence Mall, has set an opening date for next week. Eater Philly got an exclusive look at the opening bar menu, plus plenty of other details.

AVENUE OF THE ARTSVolver got its first national review this week from Eater critic Ryan Sutton, who weighed in on the food, the value, and that notorious ticketing system.

FELTONVILLE — A food truck exploded in North Philly on Tuesday evening, sending 12 people to the hospital. The terrifying accident was caught on tape by a nearby surveillance camera.

· Eater Philly [philly.eater]