Monk’s Café Debuts New Belgium Lost in the Woods Series

lost in the woodsFoobooz’s Arthur Etchells may have been underwhelmed when New Belgium came to town in September but I feel like everywhere I go, there’s another bar having some kind of New Belgium event, and seeing Fat Tire on a tap list has become a regular occurrence (not that I’m complaining).  While their beer is solid, I couldn’t help but wonder, “what’s the big deal with them?”

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Levante Brewing Company Elevates the Craft Experience With Beer and Dogs

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The tasting room at Levante Brewing in West Chester.

Dogs and beer have one trait in common—they just make life better. So when I heard that Levante Brewing Company allows dogs in their taproom, I had to go. It isn’t often that I can put my dog, Wyoming, on her leash and head out to get beers with my friends, so to say I was excited is an understatement.

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It’s a Matyson Throwback at Bing Bing Dim Sum


Celebrate Chinese New Year at Bing Bing Dim Sum

When Ben Puchowitz was the chef at Matyson he was known for his always changing tasting menus. In fact we awarded him Best of Philly awards for those menus twice. In honor of the Chinese New Year, he’s going back to the future with a Matyson-style tasting menu at Bing Bing Dim Sum on Passyunk Avenue.

The Year of the Monkey menu will be served on Monday, February 8th and the four-course meal will cost $35 per person. Drink specials including a harmony punch will also be available. Call for reservations (215-279-7702).

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Yes, Please: How to Get Free Sweetgreen Tonight

Sweetgreen's seasonal Bento Bowl | Photo via Instagram

Sweetgreen’s seasonal Bento Bowl | Photo via Instagram

Listen up, ladies: If you’re already thinking about the sad, leftover enchiladas you’re going to microwave for dinner tonight, stop. Just stop. Why? Because tonight, City Fit Girls is hosting a three-mile run to Sweetgreen’s University City location (3925 Walnut Street), rain or shine, and everyone who pounds the pavement gets to end their run with — wait for it — a free salad at Sweetgreen. (If Oprah is currently in your head screaming “You get a salad! And YOU get a salad!” I’m right there with you.)

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For Sale: The Murals from Friday Saturday Sunday

Murals from Friday Saturday Sunday are now for sale.

Murals from Friday Saturday Sunday are now for sale.

Back in 2005, Friday Saturday Sunday owner Weaver Lilley commissioned Philadelphia artist Tom Judd to create a series of murals for Lilley’s Rittenhouse Square restaurant. But now that the restaurant is closed and is in the midst of remodeling, the canvas segments have been removed, individually stretched and mounted as separate works of art.

Friday Saturday Sunday was a mainstay at 21st and Rittenhouse Square from 1973 to its closing in August, 2015. The restaurant was part of Philadelphia’s first restaurant renaissance and remained part of its scene for an impressive 42 years.

Five mural paintings are available for sale. Check out the paintings here and if you’re interested in purchasing one, email Weaver Lilley here.

As for what’s next for the restaurant. Garces Group alum Chad Williams and his wife Hanna are refurbishing the restaurant and will reopen it with the same name.

Friday Saturday Sunday [Philadelphia Magazine]

Top Chef Is Casting In Philly


Hey, are you a chef? Have you always wondered what might happen to your career and reputation if you got the opportunity to go on Bravo’s Top Chef and cook scallops in front of a national audience?

Well then have we got some good news for you…

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LISTEN: Nick Elmi Talks Philly Cooks on WMMR

preston steve philly cooks 400Tune into Preston & Steve this morning as Laurel chef Nick Elmi participates in the morning show’s Meet & Eat. Elmi will be on between 9:30 am and 10 am. talking Philly Cooks.

Speaking of Philly Cooks, tickets still remain for the Tuesday, February 16th event at the Philadelphia Marriott.

For more information, check out the Philly Cooks web site.

Philly Cooks [Official]
Philly Cooks Tickets [Official]
Preston & Steve [WMMR]


Takeout for a Winning Super Bowl Party


Fish tacos from Buena Onda, just one Super Bowl takeout/delivery option.

Whether you’re rooting for the Panthers or the Broncos (or Team Fluff, for you Puppy Bowlers), one thing we can all agree on is that it isn’t a true viewing experience without consuming an unhealthy amount of food.

Unless you’re dedicated to spending most of the day in your kitchen, we’ve compiled a list of great takeout options to make party planning a little easier.

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East Passyunk Avenue Restaurant Week Highlights

east passyunk restaurant week 940East Passyunk Avenue is hosting its own restaurant week starting on Sunday, February 21st and running through Saturday, February 27th. The week of deals on Philadelphia’s hottest restaurant stretch come in three flavors. There are $15, $25 and $35 options that are available for lunch/brunch or dinner. Of the 24 restaurants participating six of the restaurants participating are in Philadelphia magazine’s latest 50 Best Restaurants list.

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