Philly Finds Vol. 36

Summer is inching its way to an end, but it ain’t over yet.

If you haven’t yet, I hope you’ll subscribe to my weekly newsletter, which is a mish-mosh of pop culture news, reviews, personal writings, and whatever fancies me. This week, I explored Kacey Musgrave’s new single and the evolution of the lead single.

As always, you can check out past Philly Finds here, and if you’re in need of more dining recs, check out the Dining & Entertainment section here.


To be honest, most of this Philly Finds is dedicated to new kid on the block, La Chinesca. Located on 11th and Spring Garden, La Chinesca flawlessly combines Mexican and Chinese flavors into their dishes and concocts delectable cocktails. My friend Amanda and I immensely enjoyed ourselves there, and I think you will, too. Below are the plates we ordered (not pictured – baby corn with cotija cheese & black bean mayo).

Next time you’re seeing a show at Union Transfer, grab dinner or a drink here or at the next location…

Agua Fresca cocktail
fried wonton chips with salsa
quesa birria taco 🌮
shrimp & black bean tostada
Outdoor area


I grabbed dinner with fabulous lady Sola at Juno, before a tornado-esque storm interrupted our meal. Sola is an encyclopedia of all things fashion, and I really could listen to her speak all day about the topic. AND she recently launched her new brand, Akoya Apothecary – check that out. Between bites of our nachos, we talked about our love of Charles Gross and the direction in which we think Vogue is heading. I forgot to snag photos of our dinner, but I did share more about Juno in a previous post.


We’re heading down the shore, to one of my family’s favorite spots. I met up with the one and only Her Philly aka Emily herself and her boyfriend for dinner at a post we both love, the Tuckahoe Inn. If you go, you must of the clams casino, it’s the rules. I also had chicken parm with angel hair pasta, an ideal comfort meal.

Clams casino
Chicken parm

Other odds and ends:

  • If you’re getting a head start on your fall wardrobe, Susan Padron shared on her blog her favorite Philly shops.
  • For this weekend, Kurry Shack is ready to take Philadelphia by storm by opening three new restaurants in three different neighborhoods around the city – with two more to be announced later this year. Kurry Shack and owner Shafi Gaffar are proud to open in Center City/ Rittenhouse, Francisville and Old City/ Historic Philly. The original proof of concept location is also now fully opened in South Philly with expanded dine-in service, days of operations, and full menu.
  • Victoria Roggio Spa is fairly new to Old City, and it is a gorgeous place. I went there for a closet sale, and while I didn’t have any treatments done there, I plan to book an appointment soon for a facial.

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