The dining scene in Reading and Berks County continues to grow with new restaurants opening up all the time. Here’s a look at the new restaurants everyone is talking about.

February 2020

Petra’s Empanadas
164 W. Main St
Kutztown, PA 19530

The newest restaurant along Kutztown’s Main Street has a Latin flair. Petra’s Empanadas offers a variety of the namesake savory turnovers, including chicken, beef, Philly cheesesteak and more. The restaurant officially opened on February 15.

Plaza Azteca
2101 Howard Blvd
Reading, PA 19606

Berks County’s second Plaza Azteca restaurant, known as Plaza Azteca Mount Penn, opened its doors on February 1. The restaurant takes over the former Arner’s Restaurant on Howard Boulevard. Most recently, the site was home to Francesca’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant.

January 2020

Nuevo Amanecer Deli-Restaurant
922 Penn St
Reading, PA 19602

Downtown Reading’s newest restaurant, Nuevo Amanecer Deli-Restaurant, opened on January 29. The new Latin American eatery is located at 922 Penn Street, formerly the home of Latino Food Sol de Quitó and Excellent Restaurant. Nuevo Amanecer offers arepas, mofongo, pastelillos and other Latin American specialties.

Goggleworks Center for the Arts

The Den by Sly Fox
201 Washington St
Reading, PA 19601

The Den By Sly Fox, the bar and eatery at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts, is now open. The restaurant officially opened on January 28. The Den is the second Berks County location for Sly Fox Brewing Company, which also operates a Taphouse in Wyomissing. The Den offers a limited menu of soups, salads and sandwiches to pair with Sly Fox’s beers on tap and in cans and bottles.

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