Upscale Greek restaurant Estia, 1405 Locust St., really goes the distance when trying to transport diners to the Mediterranean tranquility of the Greek islands, thanks in part to the dimly lit and ornate museum-like atmosphere of the spacious restaurant and the attentive waitstaff. The menu is equally meticulous.

Whetstone Tavern, the newest restaurant to inhabit the Queen Village corner at 700 S. Fifth St., aims for a relaxed and rustic feel with its space and menu. And it works.

With the papal visit looming and the likelihood that our transportation infrastructure as we know it is going to shut down on a level akin to a hurricane, blizzard and a zombie apocalypse hitting the city on the same weekend, we can’t blame anyone for wanting to get away from the city that week. But if that isn’t enough of an incentive, may we suggest the Mainland Inn, in Harleysville, as another reason to get away from Center City?

Regional chef-restaurateur Michael Schulson (Sampan, Graffiti Bar and Izakaya) has gotten into the food-truck game with recently opened Rotisserie at the Porch, which dishes out lunch (and sometimes adult beverages and dinner) weekdays from its permanent mobile digs outside 30th Street Station.

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