Sancho Pistola’s | Go-to Center City craft beer mecca Jose Pistola’s has seriously upped its food game with the addition of chef Adan Trinidad, and now Joe Gunn and Casey Parker are taking the operation north with a new Fishtown outpost, Sancho Pistola’s. Sancho’s got the same killer beer list plus a few other exciting features. First up is a good lookin’ menu of tequila- and mezcal-heavy cocktails, including the Borro Gordo with tequila, house-infused cinnamon whiskey, agave and pineapple. Trinidad’s menu at Sancho’s is full of unexpected and totally exciting Mexican-inspired bar fare like pickled strawberry guacamole and a pork porterhouse with mole verde.
Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; 19 W. Girard Ave., 267-324-3530, sanchopistolas.com.
Tradestone Cafe | Le Bec-Fin alums Chip Roman and Fred Ortega have been handcrafting some of the most gorgeous chocolates in town for a while now and this week they’ve expanded into the cafe game. Tradestone Cafe, located next door to Roman’s Blackfish restaurant, is brewing coffee from La Colombe and serving a short, sweet and smart menu of sandwiches, salads and soups. Oh, and if you’re looking for something special for your valentine, Roman and Ortega’s Tradestone Confections chocolates are available at the cafe.
Daily 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 117 Fayette St., Conshohocken, 484-368-3096, tradestonecafe.com.
Ishkabibble’s II | This week, Ishkabibbles, the 35-year-old, pink-and-yellow-striped South Street cheesesteak institution, opened an additional location just a few blocks west of the original. The spacious new spot features seating for 60, plus the same menu of late night steaks, Spanish fries and lemonade-and-grape-drink “Gremlins.”
Sun.-Thu., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-3 a.m.; 517 South St., 215-922-0494, philacheesesteak.com.
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