Local Businesses Named “Best of” by Main Line Today

We shared with you earlier in the week a couple awards won by local restaurant and now we have the complete list from Main Line Today’s “Best of” edition. Below are all of the places in our coverage area that were recognized:

Appetizers | Southern Cross Kitchen
“Luckily for us, authentic Southern cuisine is no farther than Consho-hocken. Belly up to the bar, select a pull from one of the 23 taps, and nibble on orders of fried green tomatoes, margarita shrimp, pulled-pork quesadillas and more.”

Bike-Friendly Brewery | Conshohocken Brewing Company
“One of the newest breweries in the area sits on the Schuylkill River Trail, roughly a 10-mile ride from the Philadel-phia Museum of Art. Seasonable beers can be tasted in four-, eight- and 16-ounce pours. Try the Espresso Stout.”

Chocolatier | Tradestone Confections
“Conshohocken’s first artisanal chocolate shop is helmed by former Le Bec-Fin colleagues Chip Roman and Fred Ortega. Tradestone specializes in small batches and bold, sophisticated flavors. Try the ultra-creamy malted-milk truffles. Or dabble in buttery hunks of caramel infused with sea salt.”

Happy Hour | Isabella
“Delightful libations and an amazing small-plates menu get double-billing at this cozy Mediterranean tapas spot. Favorites include crisp veal meatballs, house-brined imported olives, roasted-garlic-marinated beef skewers, and slow-roasted baby-back ribs. Prices run just $5-$7 from 5 to 7 p.m. weekdays.”

New Restaurant | Bar Lucca
“The Stone Rose Restaurant’s Brian Pieri has captured lightning in a bottle once again with Bar Lucca. Modeled after the hipster joints Pieri discovered in Tuscany, it’s a rustic, Euro-cool hub for wood-fired pizzas, meat-and-cheese boards, hearty main courses, Italian-focused beers and wines, and spritzy cocktails.”

Restaurant Revamp | Brittingham’s
“A floor-to-ceiling renovation has transformed this onetime neighborhood hangout into a stylish destination with three dining rooms, a rooftop bar and extensive outdoor seating. The kitchen has undergone an equally impressive transformation, with acclaimed former Georges’ chef Joe Frost now turning out upscale, inventive comfort food.”

Tacos | El Limon
“Marinated to perfection, the meat is the star at El Limon, especially when simply dressed with cilantro and lime. Make it a trio with chicken, steak and chorizo.”

Enticing Concept | 401 Nirvana
“Conshohocken’s former 401 Diner now serves traditional American diner food until 2:30 p.m., when it morphs into a modern Indian restaurant offering a well-above-average lamb vindaloo, fish masala and more.”

Fine Dining With a Side of Fun | Blackfish
“Chip Roman lightens the mood at his much-lauded, seafood-centric BYOB with themed dinners. Past events have included a seven-course Downton Abbey feast and A Christmas Story-style leg of lamb (think lamp) with Chop Suey Palace duck.”

Neighborhood Bar/Tavern | Great American Pub
“Various locations”