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The Weekend Guide

avenida opens!
Photos: Courtesy of Avenida

Season’s eatings.

EAT
Avenida
What: New Chestnut Hill bistro serves Edgar Alvarez’s Latin-inspired queso fundido (black beans, chorizo, and roasted poblanos), grilled octopus (tequila roasted tomatoes), and garbanzo bean crepes (veggie Spanish rice, lentils, and chyote zucchini napoleon) in a remodeled historic home, complete with cozy stone fireplace. 
Why: After three days with the fam, you’ll need a fresh-pressed lime margarita.
When: Tues.-Fri., 5-9:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-10 p.m.; Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 7402 Germantown Ave. (267-385-6857).

SHOP
Shopt Out Pop Up Shop
What: Reward, Moko, Sevilla Smith, Petulia’s Folly, and Tierra Mia come together to offer discounted holiday deals on clothes and on-site pedicures.
Why: It’ll be going, going, gone.
When: Thru Dec. 29. Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Mon. & Tues., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:
 1528 Walnut St. Entrance on 16th St.

SMELL
Heavenly
What:
The NYC cleanfreaks at Lafco release a new line of scented soaps in Alface (almond milk), Banho (citron verbena), and Ilyria (honeysuckle).
Why: Hello, last minute stocking stuffer.
When: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Rescue Rittenhouse Spa, 255 S. 17th St. (215-772-2766).

EAT
Greenwood Kitchens’ Vegan Treats
What:
Chewy, delicious new animal product- and gluten-free macaroons that will please even your finickiest friends.
Why: Santa just finished Skinny Bitch.
When: Mon.-Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-9 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Green Aisle Grocery, 1618 E. Passyunk Ave. (215-465-1411).

Photo: Courtesy of Avenida

LOCATIONS
Avenida
7402 Germantown Ave
@ W Gowan Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119
267-385-6857
Shopt Out Pop Up Shop
1528 Walnut St
@ 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
1618 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
215-465-1411
1601 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-772-2766
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