Forget Counting Carbs: Two New Gayborhood Eateries Feature Popcorn and Pizza

Executive Director of PhillyGayCalendar

Foodies, rejoice: two new gayborhood eateries have opened their doors, both perfect to satisfy some chilly comfort-food cravings.

Go Popcorn (, located next to the rather popular Pennsylvania 6 restaurant, just opened it’s doors this past weekend.  Once you enter the beautiful storefront, located at 112 South 12th Street, you’ll be surrounded by a quirky circus-inspired environment and the smell of, well, you guessed it…warm freshly-popped popcorn.  But don’t think butter and cheddar are the only options (although both are available): how does Brown Butter Caramel, Chocolate Pretzel, Spicy Bacon Cheddar, and Dill Pickle sound?  I left with a bag of Peanut Butter Cup (quite addictive, to be honest).  With a menu that rotates on a weekly basis, and the ability to purchase single bags for snacking or large tins, it’s a great addition to have in the neighborhood (just make sure you have plenty of dental floss at home!).

The recently opened Nomad Pizza ( is a little slice of heaven…literally.  The Roman-style pizzeria, located around the corner from Woody’s at 1305 Locust Street, serves up thin-crust pies in a casual, yet warm, environment.  The brass-colored oven is stunning, not to mention that a window seat provides for plenty of amazing people watching in the ‘hood.  Although there are a plethora of specialty pizzas and salads on the menu, the Margherita di Bufala (buffalo mozzarella pizza) is the quintessential go-to dish.  Order one per person, and don’t be shocked when you see the size of the pies; the crust is extremely thin, and, if you share the appetite of my friend and I when we had dinner at Nomad, you won’t have any leftovers!  Make sure you save room to enjoy the complementary house-made dark chocolate you’ll get at the end of your meal.

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