Kevin Sbraga’s the Fat Ham Offering Three Days of Wings

Hot Chicken | Photo by Jason Varney

Hot Chicken isn’t the only kind of chicken Kevin Sbraga excels at. | Photo by Jason Varney

Kevin Sbraga, who is very much a chicken whisperer, is doing chicken wings for three days at his University City restaurant, the Fat Ham. His Winged Out Pop Up is running from Thursday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 5th.

The pop-up will feature three different kinds of wings at $7 for a half-dozen. The wings will be available for eat-in or takeout.

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Dog Days of Summer at Johnny Brenda’s

dog days summer johnny brendasToday, Wednesday, August 19th, Johnny Brenda’s is celebrating the dog days of summer with Philadelphia Brewing, Commonwealth Ciders and Rowhouse Spirits. The Fishtown fixture is hosting a summer evening of cocktails, beer cocktails and beer and cider from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Pennsylvania SPCA which just opened a satellite location on Frankford Avenue.

In addition to all the drinks, Johnny Brenda’s will also be grilling hot dogs, and with every donation to the SPCA, you get a hot dog.

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La Divisa Meats at Loco Pez

Today, Tuesday, August 18th, Loco Pez is hosting its first ever Sausagefest. The Fishtown taco joint will be featuring three handmade sausages from chef Nick Macri of La Divisa Meats in the Reading Terminal Market.

Each sausage is served with a Mexican accompaniment and paired with a beer by Mikkeller. The sausage starts getting whipped out at 7 p.m. and quantities are limited.
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Tart Times at Devil’s Den

sour-beer-fest-devils-den-940Saturday, August 15th marks the kick off of Devil’s Den’s annual Pucker Up! Sour Fest. For the weekend, the entire draft selection at the bar (17 in all) will be dedicate to funky sour beers. Then through Friday, August 21st, the bar will continue to offer a rotating selection of sour beers on eight of the taps.

The lineup will include over 50 tart beers throughout the week, including award winning beers as well as rarities like:

  • Yards 20th Anniversary Sour
  • Bruery Tart of Darkness
  • Weyerbacher Tarte Nouveau
  • Dogfish Head Festina Peche
  • And five sours from Free Will Brewing Co.

To see the complete list of sour beers on draft, check out the Pucker Up! Sour Fest event on Facebook.

Devil’s Den [Foobooz]

Pig Feast at Petruce et al

Nobody burns wood more deliciously than Justin and Jonathan Petruce. Whether they’re cranking the height-adjustable grates of an Argentine-style grill to give lamb breasts a BBQ-like bark or roasting carrots for a dynamite cooked/pickled/raw salad, they coax intense depth from everything the flames lick. And Tim Kweeder’s wine list is the next best thing to a motorcycle tour of the gnarliest garagistes from Spain to Slovenia.   1121 Walnut Street, Midtown Village, 267-225-8232. Photo by Neal Santos

Photo by Neal Santos

This Sunday, August 16th,Petruce et al is hosting Little Pig 3.0, a summer pig feast featuring a wood oven roasted heritage pig.

The casual event is $45 per person and is served family style from the restaurant’s open kitchen, the dining area reconfigured into communal tables. Local vegetables, supplied by The Fields Edge Research Farm in Lancaster, will accompany the roasted pig. Each guest will also receive a can of the chefs’ favorite beer.

Best of Philly winner Tim Kweeder will showing he can rock the DJ booth as well as the wine rack.

The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis.

Petruce et al [Foobooz]

ProTap Hosting a Brat BBQ

protap-bbq-brats-400This Sunday, August 16th, Prohibition Taproom is hosting a barbecue of brats. For $15 per person, you get a housemade bratwurst sandwich with beer mustard, kraut and pickles, plus sides of corn on the cob, macaroni salad and slaw. And wash it all down with a glass of Yards Philly Pale Ale.

There will also be cornhole games and German beers on special.

The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. at 501 North 13th Street.

Prohibition Taproom [Foobooz]

Food Trucks And Craft Beer: Two Upcoming Events That Bring Them Together

In what's being billed as a pub crawl for grown-ups, the popular Craft Beer Express returns this Saturday. This all-day event is for those who enjoy the art of beer and want to share that passion with friends and other beer drinkers alike. A dozen local bars and eateries will share their finest ales, including Johnny Brenda's, Standard Tap, Kite and Key, and more. Saturday, March 14th, 11 am, $10-15, various locations throughout Philadelphia.

Around here we all go gaga for our food truck fests and our craft beer events. But do you realize that although you can usually find a food truck or two at a beer festival and craft beer at a truck festival, there are almost no events in the nation that actually give the two equal billing?

Well, that’s changing in our area, where we now have two food-truck-slash-craft-beer festivals to look forward to.

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Tonight: Cocktails And Food Trucks In Manayunk (And Also Some Other Stuff)

totcart

Know what those are? Those are tater tots. Those are tater tots from The Tot Cart, which will be on the streets in Manayunk tonight for their recurring Thursday night street party, Stroll The Street.

Sure, there’ll be artists and crafters, antiques, sidewalk sales and blah blah blah. But if you’re here, you care about two things most of all: the fact that there will be food carts, and the fact that there will be $5 cocktails to sip while you stroll.

Yeah, we’ve got the list, right after the jump.

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Updates From Brick & Mortar

bam-brick-mortar-400Brick & Mortar is going all-in on being your new, favorite neighborhood bar. Over the past two days, they’ve announced multiple tweaks and additions to their concept (most of them starting, like, yesterday), so we’ve got a run-down of all the new stuff right here.

1) For starters, they’ve got a new happy hour program. It launched yesterday (see, I meant that literally) and is being pitched as the greatest happy hour in the universe. Or at least in the Loft District. It wasn’t clear.

Anyway, chef Brian Ricci is offering skewers (tandoor pork loin, grilled masala chicken thighs and hoisin hanger steak with lime) and “chef’s crostini (which I assume means fancy toasts) at $3 per. And all cheese, meat and vegetable boards for just $7. Additionally, Christina Rando is offering some deals from behind the bar. All house cocktails are $5. Draught beers are $4. Tap wines are $6. And they’ve got a pretty good list, too, so this is a deal.

Happy hour runs Monday to Friday, from 4pm-6pm.

What else is new at BAM?

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