Local 44 Bottle Shop | Brendan Hartranft and Leigh Maida have opened a bottle shop attached to their West Philly beer bar, Local 44. Stocking more than 500 varieties of beer in the cold case, the owners have also dedicated a section to rarity-hunting beer geeks, with shelving units stocked with high-end large-format bottles. There are a few seats available in the space to sit around and crack open your purchases, or enjoy a pour off L44's beer engine, which is routed over to this side of the space for your enjoyment. The bottle shop is open Sunday to Thursday from noon to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight. More on Meal Ticket. 4333 Spruce St., 215-222-CANS, local44beerbar.com.
Insomnia Cookies | Insomnia, the fresh-baked cookie chain that’s big on college campuses (they have Temple, Drexel and Penn locations), has opened a new shop in the heart of Center City. Insomnia, true to its name, specializes in twilight-hours delivery; they’ll swing by with snickerdoodles, double choco chunks or oatmeal raisins between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. nightly. (Delivery range is between Ninth Street and the Schuylkill east to west and between South and Race streets north to south.) The shop itself is open late, too, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 3 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. More on Meal Ticket. 108 S. 16th St., 215-563-7426, insomniacookies.com.
Nom Nom Ramen (20 S. 18th St.) has soft-opened, serving a limited amount of customers every night beginning at 5 p.m. >> They’re now doing the late-night thing at Underdogs (132 S. 17th St.) — the full menu is available until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. >> Vegan chef/caterer Rachel Klein is opening a space to host private parties and tastings at 1732-34 W. Passyunk Ave. in South Philly. More on Meal Ticket.