Shake Shack | In case you’ve been living under a rock the past few months, Philly has gotten a branch of Danny Meyer’s New York burger bar; it opened yesterday to throngs of transplanted Manhattanites and rabid burger bloggers. Burgers (antibiotic- and hormone-free), dogs (split and griddled) and fries headline the menu, but what’s really got us are the triple-thick Concretes with mix-ins like soft pretzel, marshmallow, caramel and banana; and strawberry puree, lemon ricotta and Termini cannoli shell shards. Hours: daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 2000 Sansom St., 215-809-1742, shakeshack.com.
Urban Enoteca | Choo-choo! All aboard the artisanal Italian express! Next stop: the Latham Hotel, now serving braised beef arancini, prosciutto-crusted prawns and “crispy gnocchis” in its two-week-old wine bar. Chef Dan Orvis, imported from Florida, is doing breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Latham Hotel, 135 S. 17th St., 215-563-7474, lathamhotelphiladelphia.com/dining.
Go-to gourmet-to-go spot Plenty (1710 E. Passyunk Ave., 267-909-8033) has new owners, Anthony and Damon Mascieri. They’re expanding the hours as well as the food offerings, and adding La Colombe coffee.
Bill Beck is opening a second Beck’s Cajun Café (the original is in Reading Terminal). Look for the 30th Street Station location in July.