Shake Shack University City | Drexel’s Chestnut Square retail-residential complex is home to the latest of Danny Meyer’s outrageous-line generators (that also happen to sell top-notch burgers and custard). This UCity outpost features plenty of reclaimed wood, a generous amount of seating upstairs and a bonus patio-dining area. The new location also happens to be the first place outside of NYC’s Upper East Side where you can try the Shack’s new fresh, hand-cut fries (the chain’s standard crinkle cuts are a frozen product — a point of major consternation for some). The menu includes all the standards you know from the Center City location, plus a couple of new concretes: the Declaration of Donuts, which features Federal Donuts French toast fancies, and a jolting chocolate-toffee-coffee combo aptly called the Study Buddy. Open daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., 3200 Chestnut St., 267-338-3464, shakeshack.com.
Taqueria Feliz | The third restaurant from ownership team Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal is a straight-ahead taqueria, serving up tacos, tortas and barbacoa to Manayunk, a neighborhood previously light on good Mexican options. The focus here is on traditional ingredients and preparations, including favorites like chicken tinga and pork al pastor, and branching out to include huitlacoche, lengua and lamb heart. There’s also a full bar, allowing for a killer happy hour every weekday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Open Sun.-Thu., 4-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 4-11 p.m., 4410 Main St., Manayunk, 267-331-5874, taqueriafeliz.com.
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