Gennaro’s at 1429 Jackson Street
Gennaro’s Tomato Pie has made 1429 Jackson Street a bit of a destination. But the small pizzeria is heading to bigger digs on East Passyunk Avenue, in the former Da Vinci’ Restaurant. The new spot will offer a second floor and a completely under appreciated courtyard.
Mike Giammarino tells Michael Klein that the Gennaro’s will open on the Fountain on East Passyunk in mid-2015. Gennaro’s remains open on Jackson Street in the meantime.
Gennaro’s Tomato Pie to replace Da Vinci Ristorante on E. Passyunk Ave. [Passyunk Post]
Gennaro’s moving to East Passyunk [The Insider]
I’m just asking because it’s tomorrow night. And it’s the kinda thing you have to plan for–at least a little. You gotta get your tickets, find your favorite drinking pants, figure out how best to work your way through the bajillion spirits that will be available. It requires some thought.
VIP tickets are already sold out, but there are still some general admission tickets left. $95 a head basically means you can drink (and eat) for two-and-a-half straight hours and, frankly, if you can’t get your money’s worth in that amount of time, you need to seriously re-think your strategy.
There will be plenty of restaurants there (Indeblue, Luke’s Lobster, Slice and Village Whiskey just to name a few), and the guys from Righteous Felon will be doling out the jerky. But really, this is about the booze. And as in years past, there will be no shortage of liquor on the premises. I mean, check out this list. You pour a little Stranahan’s down your neck, chase it with some 15 year old Redbreast, and you’re already well on your way to making back that ticket price.
Anyway, we’re all gonna be there tomorrow so here’s hoping you’ll be joining us. Get your tickets below and we’ll see you tomorrow night.
Whiskey Fest [Official]
Questlove was back in his hometown yesterday for Forbes Under 30 Summit and stopped in for a meal at Abe Fisher. Questlove is quite the food aficionado also ate a fried chicken and waffle ice cream sandwich at the summit yesterday.
Abe Fisher [Foobooz]
It’s that time again–time for another entry in the Bar Volver Guest Bartender Series. Tonight, starting at 5pm, Dan Lan Hamm from 1 Tipling Place will be behind the bar, and he’ll be slinging four original cocktails for the crowd.
In case you’ve forgotten, let me remind you why this series is awesome…
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Forest & Main Brewery & Pub | Photo by R.Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia
If you consider yourself a Philadelphian, chances are you love beer. And because there is such a wide variety of beers, breweries and brewpubs to choose from here, it’s not always clear which places are worth a go–mostly because they all have beer and, therefore, all seem so inviting.
So with that being said, VisitPhilly has created an awesomely comprehensive guide to Philadelphia’s beer spots, so you can get the best experience for whatever type of beer adventure you’re trying to find.
Check it out in the link below.
The Breweries, Brewpubs and Craft Beer Trail Of Greater Philadelphia [Visit Philly]
Philadelphia’s Best Craft Beers [f8b8z]
Want to get away for the weekend? Perhaps Atlantic City’s Buddakan can persuade you to hit up the shore scene for their Japanese Whisky Dinner on Friday, October 24th at 8 p.m. The dinner will run you $85 per person, but we’re talking five courses and some pretty cool Japanese booze to go with them. Reservations can be made at 609-674-0100.
Check out the menu below, along with the whisky being paired with each dish.
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One of Philadelphia’s most well-known kitchen-less chefs will have a home for the night when Jen Carroll steps behind the stoves to work as sous chef for Marcus Samuelsson, who is coming to town as part of the First Person Arts festival.
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Resurrection Ale House when it opened.
Today is the day that the replacement for Resurrection Ale House opens on Grays Ferry Avenue. Devil’s Pocket Food & Spirits is by Andrew Wagner and Marcus Versace, two restaurant veterans who are opening their first business. Michael Klein has the details on the neighborhood oriented spot that will offer nachos, soup, wings, turkey pot pie and a LaFrieda burger.
A bar for Devil’s Pocket [The Insider]
Devil’s Pocket Food & Spirits [Foobooz]
Look for Victory Brewing’s first wet-hopped ale in bottles. Harvest Ale is now available, though only for a limited-time. Victory’s Harvest Ale is brewed with fresh Citra and Mosaic hops from Yakima, Washington. The hops were picked and then trucked directly to Victory’s Downingtown brewery, where the beer was brewed immediately to maintain freshness.
The beer is available in 12-ounce bottles and we’re sure it will be a big hit with fans of Victory’s Dirt Wolf and other hoppy beers, we certainly enjoyed it.
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Okay, so the piece in the New York Times Dining & Wine section wasn’t all about Le Diplomate. As a matter of fact, Stephen Starr‘s new(ish) D.C. version of Parc only gets one paragraph in a story talking about the newly-booming restaurant scene in our nation’s capitol.
But what’s important is that the writer has a line (paraphrasing Starr, I assume) that has likely never been spoken before about Philadelphia.
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