“Autumn Is NOORD Weather”

G Philly's 2013 pick for Best BYO, East Passyunk Avenue's Dutch eatery Noord, is turning 1 this year, and having a little shindig to celebrate. Stop by and congratulate out owner Joncarl Lachman, and nibble on some his famous bitterballen (Dutch braised pork meatballs), and some smoked fish. Tuesday, May 6, 6 p.m., free, Noord, 1046 Tasker Street.

Joncarl Lachman loves fall cooking.

Joncarl Lachman has just begun serving his fall menu at his Passyunk Avenue BYOB, NOORD. Fall is Lachman’s favorite time to cook and he points out that “autumn is ‘Noord Weather'” and we happen to agree. It is also time for snert to be on the menu and snert might just be the favorite word of the entire Foobooz staff. Snert!

In addition to the snert, a Dutch split pea soup served with sausage, bacon and rusk, other fall dishes include Maastrichts Zuurvlees, beer & vinegar braised beef served with vegetables and clove; and Hete Kip Uitsmijter, an open faced spicy chicken sandwich served on milk bread with gouda, sunny-side up eggs, salad and pickles.

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Bloktoberfest Returns This Saturday

Bloktoberfest: block party happens this Saturday | Photo via Bloktoberfest

Bloktoberfest: block party happens this Saturday | Photo via Bloktoberfest

Bloktoberfest returns to South Street for the 8th edition of the beer, food, music block party. The blockbuster street festival happens this Saturday, October 15th from noon to 9 p.m. South Street will be closed off from Broad Street to 18th Street for local vendors serving craft beer, local eats and a variety of neighborhood initiatives.

Bloktoberfest is free to attend but all festival-goers will need a beer bracelet and beer tickets. A bracelet is $15 in advance and includes three drink tickets. A bonus beer ticket comes with five drinks for $25 in advance ($30 day of). Get your tickets online now.

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Check Out the Menu for Pizzeria Vetri Square Pie

Pizzeria Vetri Square Pie opens Friday at the King of Prussia Mall

Pizzeria Vetri Square Pie opens Friday at the King of Prussia Mall

Pizzeria Vetri Square Pie opens this Friday, October 14th as part of the URBN nexus at the King of Prussia Mall. The Pizzeria Vetri will be joining the overhauled Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People on the upper level of the Court at King of Prussia. And as we told you about last month, this Pizzeria Vetri will specialize in Roman square pizza slices and feature a whole menu of rotolo.

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Vedge Celebrates Five Years with Anniversary Tasting Menu

Vedge | Photo by Michael Persico

Vedge | Photo by Michael Persico

Rich Landau’s lauded vegan restaurant, Vedge has turned five years old and is celebrating with a special tasting menu. Available now through mid-December, the five-course dinner is $55 per person and offered on weekdays. Among the highlights, Landau’s bewilderingly good take on ramen and a maitake mushroom “shepherds pie.”
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Philadelphia Area Winners from the 2016 Great American Beer Festival

Ruby Stigz and Bob Barrar of 2SP Brewing | Photo via 2SP Brewing

Ruby Stigz and Bob Barrar of 2SP Brewing | Photo via 2SP Brewing

2SP Brewing may have been the upstart winning two medals at this weekend’s Great American Beer Festival but brewer Bob Barrar is hardly a stranger to medal winning success. Barrar won 20 GABF medals over 15 years for Iron Hill Brewery. This year, Barrar’s “The Russian” took home a gold medal in the Imperial Stout category and his Antonym, won a bronze for Belgian- and French-Style Ale.

Not a bad start for 2SP, which opened just over a year ago in Aston, Delaware County. Find 2SP beers at better beer bars across the region or at the tasting room at the brewery. The tasting room is now open seven days a week.

Iron Hill Brewery may have lost Barrar to his own brewery but the federation of brewpubs continued its winning ways. The Phoenixville location locked up a bronze medal for its Bridge Street Bok. It was the 20th year in a row that Iron Hill won at least one medal.

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Nick’s Old City Rolls Out Brunch

Brunch is now served at Nick's in Old City

Brunch is now served at Nick’s in Old City

Once upon a time I thought the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar was one of the most ridiculous concepts out there. The reason I went out for brunch was because I didn’t want to be involved in the Bloody Mary process. I just needed the vitamins (and vodka) in my body ASAP. But as I’ve matured, I’ve come to enjoy the nearly endless possibilities of a well-stocked Bloody Mary bar. And there’s a new build-your-own Bloody Mary bar in town.

At the rebranded Nick’s Bar & Grille (formerly Nick’s Roast Beef) in Old City, you can get a custom-built start to your weekend for just $6. Nick’s is offering up the neighborhood’s newest brunch with their new in-house smoked meats, bacon-beef burgers and other twists to the brunch routine.

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Spotted: Yeeroh Modern Greek Grill on South Street

Yeeroh at 1412 South Street | Photo by Arthur Etchells

Yeeroh at 1412 South Street | Photo by Arthur Etchells

A banner on the side of 1412 South Street promises “Yeeroh: Modern Greek Grill” is coming to the long abandoned building. We reached out to owner Yiannys Degermentzidis who tells us it is too early to comment yet on the business. This, despite the countdown clock on Yeeroh’s website now dropping below 90 days. 

Converting an abandoned building to working restaurant in 90 days seems like a gargantuan task to us, but we’re looking forward to trying Yeeroh, a phonetic take on how to pronounce “gyro,” whenever it opens.

In the meantime, Yeeroh is hosting a snapchat contest where if you take a picture of the banner hanging in front of the storefront and send it to @YEEROH, you can get a voucher for a free sandwich or tray on opening day.

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Hubbub Coffee Locations Converting into Luke’s Diners for a Day

Image via Netflix; except the Hubbub part, that was all us

Image via Netflix; except the Hubbub part, that was all us.

Celebrate Gilmore Girls fans, not only are you getting four new episodes on Netflix, but the on-demand video service is also converting around 200 coffee shops around the country into Luke’s Diners. In Philadelphia that means all three area Hubbub Coffee locations are converting into Stars Hollow’s favorite morning spot for one day.

The takeover runs from 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, October 5th and the first 250 through the door of each location will get a free 12-ounce coffee courtesy of Netflix.

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Caviar Celebrates Second Anniversary with $2 Deals

Exclusive bagel sandwich from Knead Bagels for Caviar's 2nd anniversary in Philly

Exclusive bagel sandwich from Knead Bagels for Caviar’s 2nd anniversary in Philly

On Tuesday, October 4th, the Best of Philly winning delivery service Caviar is celebrating its second anniversary in the Philadelphia market with some two dollar items for a two dollar delivery fee. Among the offerings is a fried chicken sandwich from Federal Donuts, funfetti cake slices from Bud & Marilyn’s and cheesesteaks from Joe’s Steaks.

Caviar is also delivering some exclusive, just made for the day specials including a bagel sandwich from Knead Bagels and a caramel sea salt gelato from Gran Caffe L’Aquila.

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