Celebrate Craftsman Row’s First Birthday with Dollar Deals

Craftsman Row turns one

Craftsman Row turns one

Craftsman Row Saloon,the bar from Opa’s George and Vasiliki Tsiouris is turning one this weekend and the bar is celebrating with a special dollar all day on Friday, December 2nd. And then on Saturday, there will be a fastest burger and shake consumption competition. The winner of which will receive a burger and shake every month for a year.

The Dollar menu includes select beers and whiskeys, a brisket mac and cheese shooter and more.

Craftsman Row Dollar Menu and Giveaways

  • Select draft beers, whiskey shots
  • Brisket Mac & Cheese shooter
  • Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
  • Chicken Croquettes
  • Chili Chip Nachos
  • Red Velvet Cheesecake

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Hungry Pigeon Offering a Lasagna Family Dinner

hungry pigeon sign 940Scott Schroeder and the Hungry Pigeon team are kicking off a series of family dinners. The idea is to do meticulous versions of comfort food for parties of 4 to 14. And the initial dinner is built around lasagna and is being offered now through Saturday, December 10th.

The dinner is $40 per person and in addition to the main course of lasagna, which is made with housemade pasta and Country Time Farm pork, it isaccompanied by Hungry Pigeon’s own prosciutto, baked oysters, roasted brussel sprouts and much more. Schroeder tells us that each dinner will come with an optional drink pairing. In this case, three “cool wines” for $30. In addition to finding 3 friends, you also have to give the restaurant 24-hours notice to prepare the Family dinner.

Schroeder is planning lots of warming dinners through the winter and wants to continue the specials through the summer, when things like a lobster boil will be on the calendar.

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Save Now on Philly Cooks

philly-cooks-2017-early-bird-940Philly CooksPhiladelphia magazine and Foobooz’s annual food and drink festival returns on Wednesday, February 8th. And if you purchase your ticket before the end of the year and save $14 per ticket.

The event showcases many of Philadelphia’s best chefs and bartenders and features signature dishes from many of Philadelphia magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Get your tickets now, they make great gifts for the holidays.

Philly Cooks [Philadelphia Magazine]

Beer Drinkers Are the Big Winners at Barcade

Tonight, Wednesday, November 30th at Barcade in Fishtown, it’s an event billed as Allagash vs. Dogfish Head. And when these two premier breweries battle, beer drinkers win. Among the rarities, Allagash Confluence and Interlude from 2013, plus 2015 vintage Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA and a 2014 keg of Worldwide Stout.

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Booze News: Tough Broads and More


Tough Broad: A collaboration of Yards Brewing and Philadelphia Distilling

In our never ceasing coverage of the always expanding local distilling scene we drop the following booze news. From limited releases to cocktail tasting dinners featuring goose.

Yards Brewing and Philadelphia Distilling have collaborated to make a whiskey. It’s name is Tough Broad, named for Broad Street as well as an homage to “the strong talented women of this great city.” The whiskey started with a distillate made by Yards and similar to Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale. From there, Philadelphia Distilling ran it through its stills a couple of times and aged it in a highly charred American oak barrel. The result is a whiskey with hints of malt.

The whiskey is an extremely limited run (just 300 bottles available) and they are taking pre-orders. And that order will come with a pickup and sneak peek at Philly Distilling’s new Fishtown distillery at 25 East Allen Street in the Fillmore complex. The 375ml bottles are going to be available for $45. Contact Pete at 215-671-0346 x:13 or pete@philadelphiadistilling.com.


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Otis & Pickles Speakeasy: A Craft Beer and Cocktail Bar for South Philly

Above the drop ceiling, the original tin ceiling.

Above the drop ceiling, the original tin ceiling.

Charlie Collazo of the Institute is working on another bar project, this one in deep South Philadelphia at the corner of 3rd and Porter. Otis & Pickles Speakeasy will be the name and beer, cocktails and yes, pickles will be the focus.

Collazo got the name from a couple of characters he met who over the summer while working at the Creamery Beer Garden in Kennett Square this summer. Otis and Pickles are brothers who owned an automotive garage near the Creamery. Both are over 70, Otis just lost his last tooth and Pickles, well he’s often pickled.

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Butcher Bar Launches Lunch Service

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The upstairs at Butcher Bar

Center City’s Butcher Bar, from the team behind Varga Bar, Mercato and Valanni is now open for lunch. Though there are some vegetarian dishes, as the name suggests, Butcher Bar is about the meat. Highlights include Sloppy Joe Poutine; a Butcher Bar grinder with sobrasada, rigani salami and provolone; and a $29 plate of steak frites.

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Scarpetta Launches Happy Hour on Rittenhouse Square

Scarpetta offers half-priced cocktails, wine and beer for happy hour.

Scarpetta offers half-priced cocktails, wine and beer for happy hour.

The lounge at the still brand new Scarpetta inside the Rittenhouse Hotel has begun happy hour and it offers 50% off all beer, cocktails and wines by the glass. There is also a bar menu of plates and crostini ranging from $5 to $14.

The cocktails include classics and newfangled concoctions that will rotate seasonally. Look for some holiday cocktails in the next few weeks.

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Tria Fitler Square Hosting Weekly Wine Markets

tria-fitler-940Every Saturday between now and the end of the year, Tria Fitler Square is hosting a wine market. Conveniently scheduled to coincide with Fitler Square’s weekly farmers’ market, you can purchase bottles of wine from Tria from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday.

Beverage director Michael McCaulley has hand chosen six wines that will be available special prices per bottle. And you can even try before you buy, as all six wines are available as 3-ounce tasting pours for $3 each.

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