Patio Menu at La Peg

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With outdoor dining and drinking season clearly upon us, La Peg has announced its patio menu for the season. The patio is serving up a menu of grilled items like pork chops, salmon and burgers, as well as chilled soups, salads and desserts.

The patio also serves up great views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the Race Street Pier and $3 beers.

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Eli Kulp Update: Spinal Cord Injury Will Require Months of Rehabilitation

Eli Kulp with Ellen Yin and Mayor Michael Nutter celebrating "Eli Kulp Day" in 2014.

Eli Kulp with Ellen Yin and Mayor Michael Nutter celebrating Kulp being named Best New Chef by Food & Wine.

In last week’s Amtrak train derailment we learned that chef Eli Kulp was seriously injured. Today we found out that Kulp suffered a severe spinal cord injury. Though he has already shown early signs of recovery, he will require months of rehabilitation.

Business partner Ellen Yin, who owns Fork and High Street on Market plus operates a.kitchen and a.bar, says “we are all standing behind Eli as he recuperates. Eli, his family and I thank all our friends, family and staff for their concern, love and support.  The restaurants are all busy with people wanting to let Eli know that they are thinking of him and that warms our hearts.”

Fundraiser planned »

Independence Beer Garden Adds Happy Hour, Yards Exclusive

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New beer from Yards at IBG Wheat.

Michael Schulson’s Independence Beer Garden at 6th and Market has added happy hour. The happy hour includes $4 beer, wine and cocktail specials from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. There’s also a $4 happy hour menu of food like corn croquettes, beef sliders and spit roasted chicken wings.

Also new is a new beer offering, IBG Wheat is a summer wheat brewed with Yards Brewing. The flavor is described as “candied sugar, orange peel, banana, clove, pepper, grass, lemon” and comes in at 6.5% alcohol by volume.

Independence Beer Garden has already gotten into our heavy rotation this year, the shuffleboard to the addictive popcorn has made us fans. And a special shoutout to Brooke, a server at IBG who might just be the nicest person in Philadelphia.

Check out the happy hour menu »

Spotted: Progress at South Street’s Beer Garden

The PHS is returning to the 1500 block of South Street.

The PHS is returning to the 1500 block of South Street | Photo via Erin Wallace

Work continues at the site of last summer’s Pennsylvania Horticultural Society beer garden at 16th and South. This year, Barren Hill Brewery is the partnering with the beer garden and is promising an exclusive beer crafted for the pop-up. Philadelphia-based Dietz and Watson will also be serving its products at the beer garden that promises a “Bohemian flair,” complete with wooden trellis, container gardens and lots of different greenery.

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Watch: Philly Food Crew on the Chew Today

Best Italian Restaurants in Philadelphia: Pasta at Le Virtu

Joe Cicala making his pasta alla mugnaia | Photo by Jason Varney

Le Virtu’s Joe Cicala, Jose Garces and Holly Ricciardi (Magpie) will be on ABC’s The Chew today. Cicala will be showing off his single strand pasta alla mugnaia, while Garces makes a ceviche and Ricciardi bakes her butterscotch bourbon pie.

Tune in at 1 p.m. (or set your DVR) to see the whole crew repping Philly.

The Chew [Official]

Oink and Moo BBQ Coming to Smokey Pint

smokey-pint-oink-and-moo-bbq-940The Oink and Moo BBQ truck has been making a name for itself touring around New Jersey and Philadelphia for a bit now. And the barbecue food truck is going to be putting down some roots in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia. The Smokey Pint is a collaboration between Oink and Moo and the Bridesburg Commissary that offers space to caterers and food trucks.

The Smokey Pint will offer Oink and Moo BBQ plus beer in bottles, cans and draft at 2549 Orthodox Street, not far from the Aramingo exit of I-95 and the Betsy Ross Bridge. The space will feature beer in coolers and a counter where customers will order and pick up their barbecue. Communal tables will host around 30.

This isn’t the first non-wheeled location for Oink and Moo, there is also a brick-and-mortar location in North Jersey at 54 Broadway, Florham Park, NJ.

The barbecue and beer spot is just a few weeks out from opening.

Smokey Pint [Foobooz]

Earth Bread + Brewery Team Is Opening on Fairmount

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Rendering of 1720 Fairmount, the future home of Bar Hygge.

Michael Klein has details on Tom Baker and Peggy Zwerver’s plans to open a brewpub at 1720 Fairmount Avenue. The pub will be branded as Bar Hygge, a name coming from a Danish expression meaning “cozy camaraderie.”

The brewing side of the production will be called Brewery Techne and is aiming to be operational by October.

Bar Hygge: New brewpub from Earth Bread + Brewery [Philly.com]
Bar Hygge [Foobooz]

 

Tastings, Demonstrations and More at Eat Retreat Bite

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Photo by James Collier

 

This Thursday, in partnership with Fair Food, Eat Retreat Bite is happening in Philadelphia. Rub elbows and eat bites with the region’s food and drink making elite. The event takes place at Impact Hub (1227 N 4th Street) and includes olive oil tastings, butchery demonstrations and more.

Tickets are $55, $70 with the olive oil training seminar. Food industry professionals can use the code BITEINDSTRY for $20 off tickets.

Check out the full Eat Retreat Bite lineup »

Tiffin’s Vegetarian Tuesday Deals Kick Off

Saag Paneer | Photo via Facebook

Saag Paneer | Photo via Facebook

Tiffin is urging you to kick the Taco Tuesday habit and get on board with Tiffin Tuesdays. All eight Tiffin locations are offering their vegetarian entrees for just $8. And that counts for eat-in, takeout and delivery (Just use the code VeggieTues for you delivery discount).

The $8 entrees (normally $12) include the immensely popular saag paneer, as well as the tasty malai kofta, vegetable dumplings cooked in a creamy cashew nut sauce; and the Southern Indian vegetable korma.

Tiffins are located in and around the Philadelphia area including two new New Jersey locations.

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