I'm relatively new to the area, as my username might suggest, and I'm always on the hunt for great spots to eat, especially in the spring and summer when the weather warms up. There's no better way to spend an evening than sitting outside and having a drink over some great food. I am a huge fan of the BYOB scene in Philly because it allows me to eat well on the cheap. I also love that many restaurants have prix fixe specials through the week, like Bistro 7 and Matyson.
So, Chowhounds, let's celebrate summer. Please shout out your favourite places to go, for whatever reason, and please point out their especially redeeming qualities like tasting menus, low prices, BYO, outdoor seating and not to be missed menu items. A lot of places are suffering right now in this economy so let's help them by being patrons and helping ourselves by taking advantage of their stimulus specials. I would love to hear about them!