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Scratch Biscuits • WHETSTONE TAVERN // The latest from the Brauhaus Schmitz crew is bringing vintage and modern American fare to the corner of Fifth and Bainbridge. With menu inspiration from chef Jeremy Nolan’s childhood in Reading, there are classics…

Scratch Biscuits

• WHETSTONE TAVERN // The latest from the Brauhaus Schmitz crew is bringing vintage and modern American fare to the corner of Fifth and Bainbridge. With menu inspiration from chef Jeremy Nolan’s childhood in Reading, there are classics like crab cakes, French onion soup and roast beef sandwiches as well as reimagined plates like rabbit tetrazzini, a South Philly-inspired pork chop and kung pao chicken wings. There’s a serious cheese and charcuterie menu with selections from the States as well as Europe, and a far-reaching beer and cocktail list to keep everyone happy. The wine list, crafted by sommelier Marnie Old, ranges from $6 house wines to an orange muscat, amontillado sherry and a Vinho Verde rosé.

Sun.-Thu., 5-10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5-11 p.m. 700 S. Fifth St., 267-909-8814, whetstonetavern.com.

• DANDAN // Bringing a healthy dose of heat to Rittenhouse, DanDan is serving a menu of Sichuan and Taiwanese specialties. Along with Sichuan go-tos like twice-cooked pork, cumin lamb and dry pepper chicken, DanDan’s menu is full of lesser-known Taiwanese plates, like three cup chicken, turkey rice and a take on a burger that’s filled with pork belly, fried pork, pickled mustard greens and peanut powder. If you’d like to sample more of the menu, DanDan offers a selection of tasting plates to try smaller versions of homestyle fish, green peppercorn hot sauce beef and soybean crisp soft-shell shrimp. Be sure to bring along a six pack of Tsingtao to this BYO.

Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 126 S. 16th St., 215-800-1165, dandanrestaurant.com.

• SCRATCH BISCUITS // Biscuits aren’t just for breakfast at Mitch Prensky’s Midtown Village bakery and sandwich shop. Sure you can start your morning with a good-looking menu of breakfast sandwiches like the Philly Farmhand with housemade scrapple, baked eggs, creamy sage gravy and hot sauce, or a Plain Jane with salted molasses butter. But come lunchtime, the menu expands with a selection of Southern-inspired offerings. With pimento cheese, Benton’s country ham and housemade pickles, the Kentucky Klassic is a winner as is the vegetarian friendly Willie Nelson with a black bean chili cake, avocado, Creole rémoulade and garlic-sautéed kale. Gluten-free biscuits are available all day as well.

Mon.-Thu., 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.-1 a.m. 1306 Chestnut St., 267-930-3727, eatscratchbiscuits.com.