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Garden Oasis Terrassa Debuts Adjacent to Fabrika in Fishtown

Marilyn Johnson

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Terrassa Opens in FishtownTerrassa

Terrassa is a new 65-seat outdoor industrial-chic space located at 1108 Frankford Avenue adjacent to Fabrika, an acclaimed restaurant and entertainment space that opened last year in the Fishtown neighborhood.

Owners Ylia Dzlieri, Lasha Kikvidze and Boris Khanataev are shooting for a super relaxed vibe in a tranquil space. The aesthetic is a beautiful mix of greenery and an industrial urban palette that allows guests to escape the city while still feeling rooted in one of the best neighborhoods in America. 

It will offer a more casual, family-friendly menu of international and shareable plates centered around Chef Shain Wancio’s handmade folded flatbread skewers, which are loaded with exotic flavors.

The name of the restaurant is both a nod to the location (a terrace and garden) and the city by the same name in Spain whose cuisine and culture is a mixture of many influences. The menu riffs off of Mediterranean, Spanish, and Latin flavors. “I didn’t want to pigeonhole our dishes,” explained Wancio. “Our team and the neighborhood is made up of an incredibly diverse group of people, and I wanted to reflect that as much as possible in our cuisine.”

Menu highlights include Whipped Feta with Grilled Watermelon, Cucumber & Strawberry ($15); and Israeli Style Hummus with Tehina, Lemon, Pita ($13) for starters. Larger plates include “Shish” served on freshly baked flatbread with local greens and cucumber salad. The soft pita-style bread is filled with a protein or vegetarian option: Chicken Makrut – Lime Yogurt with Aleppo ($16); Merguez Kofta – Black Baba Ganoush & Feta ($17); Hanger Steak – Piquillo Romesco ($21); Shrimp Al Pastor – Charred Pineapple with Ancho Piri Piri ($19); Halloumi and Heirloom Tomato with Pistachio Pesto ($15); and King Oyster Mushroom – Crispy Chickpea & Green Tehina ($14).

Dessert highlights include Butterscotch Budino – Puffed Rice, Coconut & Grilled Plum ($12); and S’mores Freeze Queen – Smoked Graham Crackers & Salted Single Source Chocolate ($12).

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Gin flight at Terrassa FishtownTerrassa

The beverage program includes a selection of specialty cocktails made from local craft spirits, including a Gin Blossom Flight – a build-your-own-cocktail experience featuring neighboring Bluecoat and Elverson, PA’s Revivalist Spirits: Revivalist Equinox, Revivalist Dragon Dance, Bluecoat Gin, and Bluecoat Elderflower Gin served with a variety of Fever-Tree mixers and assorted Herbs and edible flowers ($25).

Terrassa is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 5 to 11 p.m. 

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Marilyn Johnson is a Philadelphia area-based food and travel writer focusing on food & drink in the Mid-Atlantic region. Email phillygrub@gmail.com for Philly area news; phillygrubtrips@gmail.com for travel tips and opportunities.

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