Tria Taproom Adds Happy Hour

Tria Taproom's Happy Hour Starts Tonight

Tria Taproom’s Happy Hour Starts Tonight

Tria Taproom is now hosting happy hour. The all draft Taproom is featuring breweries, cideries and even wineries within 100 miles of 20th and Walnut. The 100 Mile Happy Hour runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,  Monday through Thursday. And to kick off the start of happy hour, Tria will be unveiling a collaborative beer made with Yards Brewing that is called Tri-S-A, a special version of Yards ESA. Yards founder Tom Kehoe will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26th for the tapping.

Tria founder Jon Myerow has been a fan of Yards ESA from Yards earliest days in Manayunk. The Tr-S-A adds bready Thomas Fawcett’s Halcyon malt and citrusy-earthy Boadicea hops and a few other special touches to round out the beer. During the tapping, 3 Yards beers will be on special.

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#DNCDeals: Uncluttered

Porkroll egg and cheese deviled eggs at Taproom on 19th

Porkroll egg and cheese deviled eggs at Taproom on 19th

The #DNCDeals hashtag was a great idea by Philadelphia’s DNC hosting committee. Unfortunately, the hashtag is getting used by more than just local businesses looking to promote their own special deals. Luckily, we’re a little obsessive over here at Foobooz, we maintain Twitter lists of restaurants and bars and Twitter provides an easy way to search #DNCDeals across just those lists.

So for your DNC convenience, the real deals of the DNC, broken down by Philadelphia bars and restaurants.
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Get a Cheesesteak, Avoid DNC Crowds: The Return of the Frizwit

The Frizwit | Photo by A Few Fishies

The Frizwit | Photo by A Few Fishies

Since Philly is the cheesesteak capital of the universe, we already know the lines at Pat’s and Geno’s are going to be insane this week with the DNC. But if you’re a true Philly native, you know that there’s more to the cheesesteak scene and that the crowds are just annoying.

So, to avoid the crowds (and get a better sandwich), all you have to do is head right across the street. Food Underground is back at Garage tonight with their two “pop-up” sandwiches the Frizwit and the Sabih.

The Frizwit debuted last September and is simply the best cheesesteak around. Made with grass fed, frizzled beef from Kensington Quarters, served with cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy and Birchrun Hills Farm and then topped with charred and caramelized onions and served on a Ba Le Bakery roll, it really doesn’t get much better.

The Sabih is their most recent venture, the Middle Eastern inspired. Once again, a Ba Le Bakery roll gets piled with roasted eggplant, huevos haminados, tahina, fingerlings, Arabic salad, and schug (type of Middle Eastern hot sauce). Food Underground founder Ari Miller calls it “the best sandwich ever.”
From 6 to 10 P.M. they will be serving up the sandwiches, each one costing around $10. Take advantage of this deal and get them before they disappear again.

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Best of Philly: Eat More Fried Chicken

Best of Philly Fried Chicken Sandwich at Samwich | Photo by Jason Varney

Best of Philly Fried Chicken Sandwich at Samwich | Photo by Jason Varney

Best of Philly 2016 is now online as well as at newsstands. Check out the best in fried chicken as well as the rest of the Best in food, drink, shopping, beauty, health, fitness, fun and games.

Everyone is getting in on the fried-chicken-slapped-on-a-bun game these days, but the fried chicken sandwich (pictured) at Samwich (1040 North American Street, #1101, Northern Liberties, and 600 Catharine Street, Bella Vista) rises above the finger-lickin’ fray. A spice-blended, crispy-skinned, buttermilk-brined bird is topped with house-made bacon, pepper jack cheese, ranch dressing and sweet and sour pickles. You’ll need two hands and about 20 napkins.

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Tickets On Sale Now For Philly Mash

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The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour is coming back to Philly again this summer–a week-long celebration of beer, food, music and more beer. It’s a big deal–one of those international traveling festivals that touches down in various cities, then moves on a few days later.

Tickets went on sale on Wednesday for the Philly Mash (happening August 25-28 at locations around town), and because I think they’re probably going to go pretty quickly once people see the schedule, we’re telling you about them now.

You can check out the current schedule for the Philly Mash after the jump.

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First Look: Bait & Switch

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Let’s get one thing straight: there’s no truly regional seafood tradition in the Mid-Atlantic. Sure, Barnegat Bay has it’s scallops, the Chesapeake has its crabs, and Atlantic City has a completely different kind of crabs, but when it comes to seafood that you eat, Philadelphia sits squarely at a crossroads of traditions. South of here there are soft shells and Old Bay, fish fries with hush puppies. Up north? Clambakes, lobster rolls, and chowder. Even if Fishtown’s namesake comes from shad fishing, it’s a tradition as present in our city lives as Long John Silver, himself.

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The DNC Drink-cision Is Upon Us

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Martini or Martinez

Tired of all the political talk? Here’s an election with two candidates that are a little easier to swallow.

Philadelphia Distilling is is the official gin provider of the 2016 Philadelphia Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention with their Bluecoat Gin. And in the spirit of the convention, they are hosting their own election between two drinks the “Martini” and the “Martinez.”

The “Martini” is the classic martini made with their American Dry Gin and is garnished with an orange twist or olive.

The “Martinez” is made with the Philadelphia Distilling’s Barrel Finished Gin, vermouth, bitters, luxardo, and finished with an orange twist.

The two drinks can be put to the test all over the city including some Foobooz favorites like Oyster House, Industry, Vedge, and a.bar (just to name a few).

To vote, head to the Bluecoat Gin Facebook page Drink-cision post and comment the hashtag of your favorite. Voting is open and will run until July 28th. The winner will be announced on Thursday, July 28th at 10 p.m. at The Franklin Bar.

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Fitler Dining Room Rolls Out New Summer Menu

This week's Rad Rosé Wines at Fitler Dining Room

This week’s Rad Rosé Wines at Fitler Dining Room

Fitler Dining Room has rolled out a new menu with summery dishes like smashed cucumber salad, chilled corn and coconut soup and what really caught our eye, lobster and shrimp poutine.

Also flirting with us is Fitler’s Rad Rosé Wines of the Week. And among those, the can, yes can, of Underwood Rosé is definitely saying it’s looking for a good time.

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Free Sushi at Ai Ramen

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If you’re someone, like me, who will do just about anything for sushi, Ai Ramen is helping you out this week. For the next two days, today, July 21st and Friday the 22nd, the new Asian spot in the Shops of Liberty Place will be giving out free California rolls with a purchase of any of their ramen bowls.  BUT, this only applies to the first 100 people that stop by, so maybe take an early lunch break.

Ai Ramen, which is part of the rapidly expanding Hai Street Kitchen Co., focuses on quick-serve ramen, bao buns, and sushi. And for $10 a bowl, it’s not the worst place to grab a pretty great lunch.

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