The Triangle Tavern Celebrates Its 83rd Birthday

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The disco ball will be spinning as the Triangle celebrates its 83rd birthday.

On Friday, May 6th the new Triangle Tavern turned one. And today, the original Triangle Tavern is celebrating its 83rd birthday. In honor of the day, all 83-year olds eat free all day. But even if you aren’t an octogenarian, there are deals to be had.

There will be $8 cocktails, $3 rum punches, a whole roast pig and DJ Kevin Kong playing a little something for everyone, even your 83-year old grandmother.

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Han Dynasty at Pat’s Steaks

han chiang pats steaks 400Tonight, Friday, May 6th, Han Chiang will be at the grill of Pat’s Steaks cooking up cumin pepper steaks. The Han Dynasty owner will be turning out his steaks from 9 p.m to midnight this evening.

Chiang’s appearance is part of Pat’s Steaks continuing Guest Chef Series. Owner Frank Oliveri has been inviting chefs to come up with their own twists on the cheesesteak. Participants have included Marc Vetri, Jose Garces and even vegetarian cheesesteaks from chef Sally Eisenberg.

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Pop-Up Dinner Theater at Neuf

underground dinner theaterOn Monday, May 9th, Sam Jacobson (Stargazy) and dinner theater are coming to Joncarl Lachman’s Neuf. Billed as a “strange and sumptuous evening,” this night of underground dinner theater is $25 per person and includes three courses plus something called “Violence of the Lambs & Cockatrice.”

The menu includes roasted cauliflower, Moroccan-spiced lamb and chocolate bark with pistachio. But you’ll have to read the full menu to get a feel for the theater portion of the evening.

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About Last Night: Where My Nerds At?

Bantha Milk for our Star Wars themed Open Stove Night

Bantha Milk for our Star Wars themed Open Stove Night

Okay, so I learned something last night. I learned that not everyone is quite as big a Star Wars nerd as I am. Or, really, that maybe no one is as big a Star Wars nerd as I am.

Or at least no one who showed up last night for our Foobooz Open Stove May the Fourth Spectacular. I mean, no one knew the name of the Wookie homeworld. Only one of the chefs (and none of the crowd) was able to remember what Luke’s aunt and uncle on Tatooine did for a living. And I ended up bagging the sound effects contest completely. In the end, I could barely get the chefs to use the Force to identify spices by smell while blindfolded, and we were only playing that game because COOK’s insurance wouldn’t allow me to make them cook blindfolded.

But whatever. The food was good. And there were certainly plenty of drinks. Art spent last night documenting the dishes from Abe Fisher’s Joseph Howard and Felias Peralta of Marigold Kitchen via the Foobooz Instagram, so if you missed the fun live, here’s a recap of how it all went down.

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Philadelphia Bars & Restaurants Celebrate May the Fourth

Cedar Point is offering Darth cheddar waffle grilled cheese served with yoda soup.

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen is offering Darth cheddar waffle grilled cheese served with yoda soup.

May the 4th has become a real nerdy holiday for Star Wars fans and Philadelphia bars and restaurants have been getting in on the fun all day with Star Wars related specials. The fun will continue all night as Stargazy is doing a special Star Wars (“StarWarzy”) themed pop-up at the Garage and Standard Tap goes way overboard with a Star Wars themed galactic pageant, amped up by the presence of the Craft Brewers Conference.

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Big Gay Ice Cream Celebrates Birthday with FedNuts

fednuts big gay ice cream 400Big Gay Ice Cream is celebrating its first birthday in Philadelphia with a special collaboration sundae with Federal Donuts. The sundae includes horchata soft-serve ice cream with cinnamon donuts. The sundae will be available Friday, May 6th through Sunday, May 8th at the Broad and South location of Big Gay Ice Cream.

If you’re going to take on this Big Gay behemoth, share it with a friend, or at least skip the box of lard.

Big Gay Ice Cream [Foobooz]

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with These Food and Drink Specials

cinco-de-mayoAs if there aren’t enough things going on this week for the Craft Brewers Conference, we can’t forget about Cinco de Mayo—so we pulled together a list of places to celebrate, plus the food and drink specials they’re offering.

  • El Rey Cinco de Mayo Block PartyFrom 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., there will be plenty of tacos, quesadillas, corn on the cob, churros, and of course—beers, margaritas, and Mexican sodas. The event is family-friendly from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. with activities, music, and a special kid’s menu.
  • Morgan’s Pier: $7 Margaritas, $6 21st Amendment El Scully, $5.50 Coronas, $4.50 Tecates
  • Distrito Philadelphia$2 Tecates, $2 pollo and carnitas tacos,$3 salsa roja, $5 guac, $5 Feliz margaritas, $5 Mexican city wides. There will also be a DJ from 5-9  p.m. and raffle prizes from Corona and El Jimador.

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Field Guide: Spring’s Best Food and Drink Festivals in Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse Row Festival |Photo via Rittenhouse Row

The Rittenhouse Row Festival |Photo via Rittenhouse Row

It’s officially May in Philadelphia, and that means we’re about to embark on a month with a summer’s worth of festivals crammed into the three weekends before Memorial Day weekend. For the eaters and drinkers among us, there’s no shortage of beer festivals, cider fests, Kentucky derby block parties and — wait for it — even a goat race. Happy spring, Philly.

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You Guys Wanna See Star Wars: The Force Awakens For Free This Weekend?

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Of course you do. That’s just a ridiculous question. I mean, who wouldn’t want to check out one of the biggest movies of the year for free?

Well here’s the good news: You can do exactly that this weekend. On Saturday, April 30, they’re going to be showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Market & Shops At Comcast Center at 1pm. A matinee showing, more or less. Perfect for a Saturday afternoon.

And there’s even more good news, too.

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