This Wednesday, December 11th, Sidecar Bar & Grille is hosting its strong beer High Gravity event. This month’s event features ten beers clocking in at 8% or higher including:
- Saint Bernardus Christmas
- Ommegang Gnomegang
- Troegs Mad Elf
- Yards Abele Bodied Parkitect (Cask)
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Gavin’s Cafe is indeed, #OpenInPHL.
With more snow falling you might be lucky enough to have the day off and are planning on playing in one or more of Philadelphia’s bars and restaurants. And please remember to tip well.
Just in time to help you recover from whatever holiday buying exertions you’re putting yourself through in this run-up to the holidays, Meritage is launching a game tasting menu that they’re hoping will be a draw for exhausted shoppers all across the city. It’s 5 courses, $39 per person (which is a steal), and the kitchen will be running it from Wednesday, December 11 through Saturday, December 14.
Oh, and of course we have the menu…
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Over at Philly mag, our crack news team is reporting that at least two restaurants in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood were broken into last night or early this morning. Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat (shown above) got their door glass smashed in by an idiot with a brick who then tried to steal stuff, but failed.
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Well, not totally free, but free enough. On Thursday, December 12, all local Krispy Kreme donut shops are offering a free dozen original glazed with the purchase of a dozen of any variety. This is all happening because of some kind of Facebook promotion that I don’t really understand (or care about) because the only part of the press release I really read was the part that said FREE DONUTS. (and the part that said you need to bring this coupon with you–so don’t forget it)
So anyway, to recap: Krispy Kreme, Thursday, December 12, buy a dozen, get a dozen free with this coupon. Got that? And if anyone needs me come Thursday, you know where I’ll be–sitting inside my locked office, eating 24 glazed donuts all by myself. Because I love donuts and am super bad at sharing.
Krispy Kreme [Official]
Still have a few last-minute Christmas gifts to pick up for the food nerds in your life? Then we have the perfect solution. The January schedule of classes at COOK is going live at 2pm today, but because you’re a Foobooz fan, you’re getting to check out the goods a couple hours early.
And January is going to be a good month, too, with lots of cool stuff to choose from. Between Peter Woolsey doing classic French bistro fare, a bread making class with Jonathan Petruce and two chances at hanging out with local Top Chefs (Jason Cichonski and Jen Carroll, each doing a one-night-only class at the end of the month), how can you go wrong? Oh, and if you miss out on those two Top Chef classes (or if you’re looking for something a bit more in-your-face), January’s Foobooz Open Stove night features cooks from both of Top Chef winner Kevin Sbraga‘s restaurants–Aaron Gottesman from The Fat Ham and Greg Garbacz from Sbraga. What’s more, that Open Stove competition is a little bit of a grudge match, seeing as both Greg and Aaron have stepped up to the stoves before. Greg won. Aaron lost. And now both of them have something to prove.
So check out the full preview after the jump. And get ready to make with the clicky-clicky right at 2pm today, because these things are going to sell out fast.
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Photo: Sandy Smith
No, probably not. But that isn’t stopping the Property crew from speculating on whether or not His Stephenness might be able to make something of the 3,000 square foot restaurant space (with attached outdoor seating area and parking garage) that just hit the market at 6th and Market. To wit:
This summer we wrote, “Paging Stephen Starr: Great Restaurant Space Up for Grabs on Independence Mall.” We were talking about the Dow Chemical Building, listed on the National Register, which had just come on the market. At the time, the listings agent, Robert Fahey of CBRE, was highlighting the 10,000 square feet already equipped for food service.
You can check out the whole story (or, you know, if you’re looking for a little bit of restaurant real estate…) over on the Property blog. And Mr. Starr? If you do happen to be interested in that space, you know who to call first, right?
How Do You Do, Stephen Starr? [Property]
On Wednesday, December 11th, the Cambridge is hosting an Allagash Tap Take Over. All of the South Street bar’s draft lines will feature Allagash favorites, multiple vintages, and rarities.
Plus, the Cambridge is giving away fun prizes to guests who walk the runway in their ugliest holiday sweaters.
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You’d think that, in the space between the big holidays of the season, that the restaurant news would slow down. I mean, these guys are busy. But no. It was another big week. And for those of you just getting out of the hospital now after being trampled during the annual Black Friday stampede, here’s what you might’ve missed.
Where We’re Eating A quick look at the new Han Dynasty in Old City
Nicole Marquis Is Opening A Vegan Bar Charlie Was A Sinner is looking at a March opening
Eataly Is Coming To Philadelphia Let the rejoicing begin now
Sugar Mom’s Has Closed Saying goodbye to one of Philly’s classic dive bars
First Look at The Fat Ham An early peek at the opening menu
New Holiday Donuts At Federal Donuts Three new flavors for the holidays
Now Accepting Applications For The COOK Masters Program Free cooking school for 10 lucky cooks and food writers
Avance Advances A look inside Le Bec Fin’s replacement
Top Chef Restaurant Wars Recap It was over before it started
New Cycle Of Tees At The Foobooz Store Little Baby’s and Oyster House are having their moment in the sun
This weekend we’re playing with a new way to deliver weekend picks to you. Below is a custom Twitter timeline of things that are happening today. We’ll update the timeline throughout the weekend with more picks.