Burger Monday (Also Known As “A Gift From Us To You”)


Burger deal at Lo Spiedo.

On the off chance this weekly celebration was unbeknownst to you, welcome now to Burger Monday. The day where burgers are not so many dollars as they are usually, but remain every bit as delicious.

Celebrate the start of the week in proper burger fashion with Lo Spiedo, where burgers are $5 until 6:30 PM today. That means the usual brisket burger ($14) just made it’s way well into your price range.

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Celebrate Crabbie’s Week By Drinking Alcoholic Lemonade

crabbiesCrabbie’s, makers of the alcoholic ginger beer, are in Philly all this week to celebrate the release of its first ever non-ginger line: Crabbie’s Fruits Cloudy Alcoholic Lemonade. The drink, at 4.8% ABV, promises to be everything an alcoholic lemonade should be: zesty, refreshing and, you know, lemony. So for those of you who faint at the thought of hard liquor, find beer too complex and black out at the mere thought of a Zima, now there’s an option just for you.

But hey, Crabbie’s is also bringing us a week’s worth of events, so maybe we shouldn’t complain too much. Highlights include quizzo, free samples, giveaways, painting and a pool party.

Details, of course, after the jump.

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Chef Rob Marzinsky Pops Up at Little Fish


Ready for a pop-up?

Last February, Chef Rob Marzinsky, formerly of Fitler Dining Room hosted a pop-up dinner before jetting off to Australia, Thailand and Vietnam. Well now he’s back and he’s taking what he learned abroad with Australian chef Ben Shewry to host a second pop-up.

Marzinsky is teaming up with chef and former co-worker, Palmer Marinelli to host the lunch and dinner pop-up, DemoTapes2 at Little FishThe pop-up will run from Thursday, August 13th through Sunday, August 16th.

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Spit Roast For Drury Beer Garden’s Third Anniversary


Drury Beer Garden will celebrate its third anniversary with a spit roast this Saturday, July 25th from 12-5 pm. Head over to the beer garden to enjoy complimentary spit roasted pig and organic chicken from chef Bobby Saritsoglou. If that’s not your thing, the full menu will also be available. Oskar Blues Brewery joins in on the celebration as well; they’ll offer Dale’s Pale Ale and Mamma’s Little Yella Pils in cans along with Old Chub Nitro and Pinner Throwback IPA on draft.

We’ve got a feeling Drury will have a lot to celebrate this weekend. Check out our new Best Of Philly issue to see why.

Drury Beer Garden [Foobooz]

Watch: Trailer for Erace Brothers’ Great American Food Finds

great-american-food-finds-erace-400We told you a bit ago that brothers Adam and Andrew Erace of Green Aisle Grocery are getting a food network show. With just over a week til Great American Food Finds Monday, August 3rd premiere, we get to see a teaser trailer on their newly updated website. Check out the clip (and the mac n cheese at the 11 second mark) and watch the show Monday August 3rd at 9:30 pm. #GreatAmericanFoodFinds

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David Ansill’s Doubling Up

Last month's Jardins de Provence. Photo by Stephanie Smith.

Last month’s Jardins de Provence. Photo by Stephanie Smith.

David Ansill has quite the story (much of which we’ve chronicled): back in Philadelphia after his repose in Jamaica, he’s brought great food and drink to Bar Ferdinand, and now he’s taking on the kitchen at the Good King Tavern, alongside chef de cuisine Mike Blau.

But here’s the tricky part. He’s not leaving Bar Ferdinand to go to Good King. He’s actually going to be overseeing things at both places.

Running this double-duty seems kind of crazy, if you ask us. But then again, from the looks of things he seems to be handling it rather well: with a new menu and events in the works this month, the Good King is already getting a makeover under Ansill’s command.

Will the balancing act last? Who knows. But for now, details and a menu after the jump.

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So How About Some (More) Lobster?

lobster-london-grillYes, we’ve may have mentioned lobster a few times in the recent past. But it is really out of the goodness of our hearts that we’re trying to make sure you get some lobster in you before the end of the summer.

So, on the off chance you haven’t had any yet, here’s more for you. Plus, this deal at the London Grill runs from the beginning of August through Labor Day, so you’ll have all the time you need to get your fill.

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Take A Road Trip Without Leaving Philly


Washington and Louisiana are being highlighted.

Two different restaurants are traveling to two different American regions tomorrow Wednesday, July 22. Twenty Manning Grill is doing a Seattle inspired menu and Heirloom is going south to Louisiana.

We’ve got the details on menus and pricing.

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Opening Soon: Front Street Cafe

Front Street Cafe Exterior

When it finally opens, Front Street Cafe promises to bring fresh, sustainable fare to the Fishtown neighborhood. The restaurant’s main goal is to nourish the community, which means a couple of things.

First, they’ll be open early serving juices, coffee, smoothies and grab-n-go meals for morning commuters (they’re located just a block away from Girard Station at the corner of Thompson and Front). Second, their brunch and dinner options will be organic, sustainable and focused on putting fresh, healthier spins on comfort food classics.

Nothing has been finalized yet (including the opening date and the full menu), but the people at Front Street have given us plenty to get excited about.

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Two More Weeks Of Unlimited Hard Shell Crab At EAT

EAT Hard Shell Crab

Get it while you still can: there are two more nights of unlimited, all-you-can-eat hard shell crabs at EAT. For $19.95 guests get unlimited hard shell crab, freshly baked jalapeño bread, corn on the cob and roasted potatoes. While “all you can eat” usually ends in disaster for me (because I’m just trying to get my moneys worth! *takes sixth bread roll*), at just under $20 it becomes nearly impossible to say no.

This Wednesday July 22 and next Wednesday July 29 are the last two nights of all you can eat crab. For August, the restaurant will switch over to all you can eat barbecue, which is just fine with us, too.

EAT Restaurant [Official]

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