Forest & Main Marks Five Years With Rare Saisons at Southwark

Forest & Main Brewing Co.

Forest & Main Brewing Co.

It’s been five years since Ambler’s Forest & Main Brewing Co. opened its doors to offer uncommon, terroir-driven beers and elevated pub grub. And they’re celebrating by taking some extra-aged saisons on the road to pair with a special menu at Southwark on May 1st.

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Beer Garden Madness Continues as Independence, PHS Drop Opening Dates

Photo by Neal Santos

Photo by Neal Santos

It’s the time of year when the deets on soon-to-open beer gardens fly fast and furious. Today, Independence Beer Garden in Old City dropped its start date, drinks list, and menu. And the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced its plans for two pop-ups: its flagship near 15th and South and a new University City spot at 36th and Filbert.

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Vetri Hosts Exclusive One-Night Pop-Up Featuring Nashville’s Hottest Chef

The Catbird Seat/Facebook

The Catbird Seat/Facebook

The Catbird Seat is one of Nashville’s most highly lauded restaurant experiences: diners sit at a U-shaped bar and watch chef Ryan Poli and his team turn out their meal, serving bites and chatting about ingredients during service. We have our own version of that at Serpico, but, obviously, Peter Serpico’s style of cooking is vastly different from Poli’s. So for the real Catbird Seat experience, you’ll have to spend the time and money to travel all the way to Tennessee.

Or you can just pop over to Vetri’s private dining room on May 8th.

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Get High at the World’s Most Celestial Beer Garden

SkyGarten/Facebook

SkyGarten/Facebook

Every spring, beer gardens pop like cherry blossoms across Philadelphia in vacant lots, historic sites, and parks. These sometimes controversial spots provide spaces to gather outdoors and enjoy the warm weather over a frosty beverage.

Philly’s (and the world’s) tallest, SkyGarten — which looms 51 stories above street level — has reopened for a second season of German-inspired festivity in the Sky Philadelphia space atop 3 Logan Square (1717 Arch Street).

(Also, we hate to burst your bubble—but it’s just a coincidence that we’re posting this headline on 4/20. Only legal substances are served at SkyGarten.)

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Shoo Fry Brings Ultimate Late-Night Drunk Food to Fishtown

Shoo Fry/Facebook

Shoo Fry/Facebook

Philly’s love affair with cheese curds is showing up in Fishtown: The poutine-centric Shoo Fry will open its second location in Fishtown at 200 East Girard Avenue on Thursday.

After testing the Canadian-born concept with a six-month pop-up stint at the King of Prussia Mall in 2013, owners Matt and Rachel Baiada opened Shoo Fry’s permanent location in Rittenhouse last year.

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