Joe Gunn is crazy for Pokemon
This evening Jose Pistola’s owner Joe Gunn and Pokémon Go fanatic is hosting the first meeting of the Pistola’s Go Club. Gunn has gone crazy for Pokémon and will be leading a walk from Pistola’s down to Spruce Street Harbor Park. Along the way, adult beverages may be consumed at Pokémon rich stops along the way.
The “meeting” begins at 6 p.m. with beer, tacos and chef Adan Trinidad’s poke specials. Then the assembled will head out on a quest to capture as many Pokémon as possible. Trinidad is offering two poke dishes for the evening:
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Like us, Morgan’s Pier is enjoying visiting local distilleries this summer. The riverfront bar is offering tours of Stateside Vodka and Red Brick Craft Distillery. The tours start out at Morgan’s Pier with light snacks and a specialty cocktail made with spirits from the distilleries. Then everyone gets on a trolley bus and learns how those drinks came to be. Each distillery offers an exclusive tour and tasting to the guests.
After the two stops, the trolley heads back to Morgan’s Pier for a nightcap. The tours cost $35 and there are two more this summer, Tuesday, August 16th and Tuesday, September 14th. The events start at 5:30 p.m. at Morgan’s Pier, with the trolley leaving at 6 p.m.
Purchase your tickets online.
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Tria before it was Tria and was just an old laundromat | Photo by Arthur Etchells
On Tuesday, July 19th, Tria Cafe’s Washington Square West location is celebrating nine years at 12th and Spruce. The wine bar will be pouring a variety of sparkling, white, red and dessert wines, all from the year 2007, the year Tria’s Wash-West location opened.
The wines will be available all day for the price of $9 per glass.
Tria will also have a special aged cheddar that also dates back to 2007.
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It’s Christmas in July at Bud & Marilyn’s
When I hosted our Christmas in July Open Stove competition at Cook a couple of weeks ago, one of the most pleasant things about it was how relaxing it was to enjoy the Christmas carols without the looming stress of the holidays. It’s the kind of thing that makes a Christmas in July special fun.
And that’s the spirit behind Bud & Marilyn’s Christmas in July Smörgåsbord complete with Christmas beers. Available today, Monday, July 18th and Tuesday, July 19th, the retro restaurant of Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are turning out of meatballs, cheese and crackers, crab croquettes, clam canapes and deviled eggs. The smörgåsbord is $25 and as the photo above shows, contains a menagerie of food.
In addition to those throwback holiday dishes, Bud & Marilyn’s will also be pouring Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Tröegs Mad Elf.
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On July 26, the team from Marigold Kitchen is headed to New York City to cook a dinner at the James Beard House–one of those nights that’s among the highlights of any chef’s career.
But in order to get ready for the big night, the team will also be cooking their way through the entire dinner for three nights in Philly, on July 19th through the 21st, as part of their Test Kitchen Series.
And yeah, we’ve got the menu
Chicken Parmesan French Fries at Blue Duck
Today is a beautiful day, a holiday where we can celebrate one of the more important food groups: the French fry. Restaurants and bars all over Philly are offering up special fries, some places are even giving them out for free.
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What’s better than one lobster? Two lobsters, especially when, together, they’ll run you less than $30.
Oyster House has brought back their Twin Lobster Dinners for the fifth year in a row. Every Wednesday night until August 31st, you can get two whole one-pound Maine lobsters with drawn butter and corn on the side, for just $28.
But wait, there’s more…
The bar at the Cambridge | Photo via the Cambridge
It’s that time of year when the people of Pamplona, Spain risk it all to celebrate the festival of San Fermin with the Running of the Bulls.
The Cambridge is celebrating the final day of the festival with their El Matador Loco: The Running of the Beers event.
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Photo by HughE Dillon
Still looking for an excuse to set off your leftover fireworks? No worries, Bastille Day is this week on Thursday, July 14th. There’s plenty happening around the city to celebrate this week. But if you’re still looking for something besides catching as many Tastykakes as possible at the Eastern State Penitentiary, we’ve rounded up some other French-inspired Bastille Day events happening at restaurants around the city.
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Seriously, I know that people like drinking outside and that, for years, we had to fight just to see one or two beer gardens open for the summer. But now it seems like these things are opening/popping up/changing location every weekend, and pretty soon we’re going to get to the point where there’s one on every block.
Not saying this is a bad thing, just… Man, how things have changed.
Anyway, there are two new beer gardens for you to explore this weekend. And the first one also comes with sushi.
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