Square Peg, the restaurant-bar at 10th and Walnut Streets (215-413-3600) that replaced a Marathon Grill a couple of weeks ago, has been ramping up its operation. Thursday marks the start of lunch (limited seating at first).
Chef Matt Levin (ex-Adsum, Lacroix) is doing twists on American comfort food under owners Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen (Cuba Libre, GuestCounts Hospitality, 32°). Specialty is all-day breakfast.
It's all the rage - those neighborhood-targeted restaurant/bars serving seasonal American cuisine, craft beers, and cocktails/wines in an atmosphere of reclaimed wood. The Boilermaker, in the old Doc Watson's at 216 S. 11th St. across from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (215-922-3427), has a gothic look, courtesy of its owners, who operate the Farmers' Cabinet around the corner. Forty beers on tap; menu includes roasts, rotisserie chicken, hamburgers, and hot dogs. The crew from Good Dog Bar says "spring" for The Industry (1401 E. Moyamensing Ave., 215-271-9500), a comfy tap in Pennsport aimed at folks in the restaurant industry. (They will get discounts.)