Well at least Morgan’s Pier waited until September for Pumpkin Week. The riverfront bar is offering $10 pumpkin beer flights from now until Sunday, September 7th. Also, there will be pumpkin-themed food specials. Across the week, fourteen different breweries will be featured.
It all kicks off this evening at 5 p.m. with chef David Gilberg grilling on the pier.
Morgan’s Pier [Foobooz]
The Welsh Medium Rarebit | Available only tonight at Rex 1516
Tonight, Tuesday, September 2nd, Rex 1516′s Justin Swain is taking my idea for a Welsh Rarebit burger and turning it into a reality.
The Welsh Medium Rarebit is stuffed with a fontina, mustard, Worcestershire mix and then topped with caramelized onions and a caraway beer cheese. Get it, a beer and shot of whiskey for $15.
The Welsh Medium Rarebit kicks off another month of special Tuesday night burgers at Rex. Next week will feature a burger created by Philadelphia Eagles first-round draft pick Marcus Smith. September 16th’s burger will be by Zagat’s Danya Henninger. September 23rd will have Jonathan Deutsch, Professor and Director of Drexel’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Management coming up with a burger and on September 30th, Mike Jerrick of FOX 29 will be taking his shot.
Rex 1516 [Foobooz]
So you think you know a lot about beer. Or is it just that you drink a lot of it? Drexel University is offering a ten-week course in beer this fall and the Center for Hospitality & Sport Management is opening up a limited number of seats to hospitality industry folk as well as serious beer nerds.
You can learn everything from how beer shaped early human history, how beer helped end the Middle Ages and what beer really tastes like. Over the course of the ten weeks you’ll visit breweries and even make your own brew. The class has a research requirement and final in-class presentation.
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Opening night at Fond’s current location.
Hard to believe that Fond is already five years old. But when you figure they’ve already moved, added a liquor license, a marriage and a baby, it’s kind of hard to believe it has only been five years.
Join Lee Styer, his wife Jesse Prawlucki and partner Tory Keomanivong at their East Passyunk restaurant as they celebrate this milestone by offering a Sparkling Celebration Cocktail and bar snacks for just $5 all week.
The Fond team has also rolled out their late summer menu complete with rock shrimp ceviche, heirloom tomato salad and skate wing with corn risotto.
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Perfectly Innocent Amusement Co. opened a couple of weeks ago in Atlantic City. The bar at 142 South Tennessee Avenue serves up prohibition era cocktails, a tight list of high-end bar food and offers old school video games and billiards.
The Press of Atlantic City has more on the opening.
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Photo by Jason Varney
Bad News: This is the last week for Budino pops at Verde (108 S 13th Street).
Good News: Marcie Turney is going to be selling them all weekend long.
Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. the delicious treats on sticks will be available at Verde.
The web site CityPASS has created an infographic of the fifteen most outrageous foods in America. And in what must be a point of pride, three of the dishes are from Philadelphia.
PYT, which is the brightest lightbulb for list making moths that there is, makes the infographic for its “Sarancha Burger,” a burger doused in a combo of Sriracha, Ranch and Salsa. Varga Bar’s crab fries, that actually come with crab, also make the list. And thirdly, a food so outrageous it requires two stops, the Philadelphia Taco. The Philadelphia or sometimes, South Street Taco starts with a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak that is then wrapped with a giant slice of Lorenzo’s Pizza around it.
15 of America’s Most Outrageous Foods [CityPASS]
Shake Shack isn’t the only place combining Labor Day and corn dogs. Philadelphia’s own Hot Diggity is offering five mini-corn-dogs for $5 this weekend.
Get there early though, the South Street hot dog shop’s supplies will be limited.
Hot Diggity [Foobooz]
Can you be a beer bar without a burger? Tria Taproom was for awhile but beginning on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st, the bar is adding a burger to its menu.
It’s a half-pound of beef topped with Chimay cheese, beer pickles and Tria’s “Beer-naise” sauce. It’s $14 and served with a side of crispy fried onions.
In honor of the burger’s kickoff, Tria Taproom is offering Chimay Premiere Trappist ale (the red one) for $5 instead of the usual $9. There will also be a selection of local beers available for just $4 each. Tria Taproom opens on Labor Day at 3 p.m.
Tria Taproom [Foobooz]
Ticket has the details on tonight’s pre-Labor Day weekend pop-up beer garden and food truck festival at Franklin Square. In addition to the food trucks and beer there will also be games like volleyball, horseshoes and badminton.
Fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m.
Pop-Up Beer Garden and Food Truck Festival at Franklin Square [Ticket]