With the Fourth of July upon us, our minds quickly turn to fireworks and where we can enjoy a bite to eat while toasting our liberty beneath their glory. Joey and Lou Campanaro, the South Philly-bred brothers behind Village Belle, are thinking along the same lines. For the Saturday, July 2 fireworks display at Penn’s Landing, the two are setting up grills in the open space next to the Belle to recreate what brother Joey calls the “World’s Best Burger” at his New York hot spot, Little Owl. The grassy lawn provides a perfect perch for checking out the evening’s fireworks.
• Old City’s newly opened Revolution House’s second story veranda seems like the best bet for catching a glimpse of the fireworks from that part of town. Provided you can grab a seat, you can chow down on Chef Luca Sena Jr.’s wood fired pizzas and wash it down with craft beers and biodynamic wines.
I• f that fails, try grabbing a quick po-boy at the Khyber and hoof it over to Penn’s landing.
• From the top floor of the Marketplace Design Center, Bistro St. Tropez might be the best location for dining in comfort and style while enjoying Monday’s fireworks display over the Parkway. Chef Patrice Rames is offering a variety of appetizers, dishes and desserts to munch with drinks, and full dinners too.