Because February is prime oyster season. Photo courtesy Harper’s Garden

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The February Hit List: Harper’s Garden, Booker’s, and the New Bridget Foy’s


February may be the shortest month of the year, but it definitely doesn’t fall short when it comes to excitement. In February Punxsutawney Phil will tell us how long winter will last, the Super Bowl will determine which NFL team reigns supreme, Carnival season serves up sinfully delicious dishes, and Valentine’s Day reminds us to celebrate the ones we love – and that’s just the first two weeks of the month.

Naturally, the way we commemorate these occasions will look different this year, but Philadelphia restaurants, whether you’re dining in or taking out, are creating ways to make this short month special. This month’s Philadelphia Hit List invites us to a romantic fireside meal at Hearthside, a pop-up restaurant inside the Fairmount Horticultural Center Arboretum, and a private dining nook at The Olde Bar.