See Ya Public House

Andy Farrell, City Tap House beer steward sent us a video today that should please Public House haters (and we know you’re out there). The video shows the demolition currently happening at the former happy hour haven on 18th Street as it gets set to become Philadelphia’s second City Tap House this fall.

City Tap House – Logan Square [Foobooz]

Extend Your Weekend With Mojito Mondays

EB86F182-9696-47C9-830C-55BC4FBBCE51Keeping your weekend down the shore going through Monday? Then check out what the Continental Atlantic City is doing. Alma de Cuba chef Douglas Rodrigez  and the Continental Atlantic City’s exec, Brandon Iacone are combining for Mojito Mondays. Starting July 28th through Labor day, the Continental in Atlantic City is offering an array of mojitos ($7) such as classic, passion fruit and watermelon while you munch on some Cuban snacks. The godfather of Nuevo Latino cuisine, Douglas Rodrigez will be cooking up some cuban specialities ($7 each) for an exclusive monday menu. Expect ceviche, tuna tacos, empanadas, and stuffed dates.

The week can start on Tuesday.

Continental Atlantic City [Official]

Down the Shore [Foobooz]

 

 

Boozy Buttercream Preps for Dîner en Blanc

boozy-buttercreamThere’s less than one month until a very secret spot in Philly is taken over by diners decked out head to toe in white. Dîner en Blanc is back and the ladies of Boozy Buttercream want to help make dessert the most memorable part of your evening.

Boozy Buttercream aims to teach the fundamentals of icing piping and cupcake decorating while students take full advantage of happy hour.

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Drink PYNK with Yards Brewery

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Yards Brewery is showing their support for breast cancer research and awareness through their seasonal brew, Yards PYNK (shown above in its striking new look), which is already available at the brewery and will be making its way to bars, bottle shops, and distributors by August 1st.

Each batch of the light-bodied beer was made with 3,300 pounds of sour and sweet cherries and raspberries to create a tart berry ale. And with each purchase of a case, $1 will be donated to The Tyanna Foundation, the same foundation Yards worked with last year and raised $5,000 for.

Yards Brewery [Official]

DIY Down the Shore: Josh Lawler’s Chilled Golden Tomato and Peach “Porridge”

cache_2936413004Summer isn’t exactly known as prime soup season. Of course chilled soups, like vichyssoise, begin to turn up on menus when the thermometer passes 70 degrees, but maybe you’re in the mood for something you can’t find on a country club menu.

If so. Josh Lawler of the Pine Street BYOB, Farm and the Fisherman knows what you’ve been craving. Chef Lawler’s summer recipe to share, a chilled golden tomato and peach “porridge”, is the perfect meal to cool you down following a hot day on the beach, or after a scorching sunburn. You can find the dish on the menu at Lawler’s restaurant beginning at the end of July and all the way through August.

Whether you try it at the restaurant, or this weekend, on your own, is up to you…

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Free Tacos at Union Taco in Manayunk

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Calling all broke college students and anyone else who loves free things and tacos. In order to celebrate Union Taco’s grand opening in Manayunk, the taqueria will be giving away free tacos tomorrow between noon and 2 p.m. Each guest, whether dining in or taking out, will get one taco on the house, but you can enjoy the entire menu, too.

This is Chef Nick Farina’s second Union Taco, and while the menu is almost identical to Northern Liberties’, though you won’t find any flatbreads at the Manayunk location. Yet that didn’t hinder Farina’s enthusiasm for his new opening. “I’m really excited to meet our new clientele and introduce our cuisine to Manayunk taco lovers.” And for you late-night taco lovers, Union Taco will be open until 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

The new location will be at 4229 Main Street.

Union Taco [Foobooz]
Union Taco [Official]

Coming Soon: Petit Roti

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A reader provided us with a tip (and a pic) showing signs of progress at Petit Roti at 248 S 11th Street.

Set to open the doors in September, chef Olivier Desaintmartin, chef and Owner of ZINC and Caribou Cafe, hopes to bring a taste of France to Philly (again), but this time with a new spin. Desaintmartin will highlight France’s rôtisseries - a feat that seems more realistic when you hear that he has imported two authentic rotisserie machines from France. And along with the impressive machinery, Petit Roti will also have a pantry full of vinegars, oils, jams, olives, and more to emulate the French épiceries.

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Best of Philly 2014: The Readers’ Polls

best-of-philly-2014-logo-400x400This year, we had a thought regarding picking and choosing for Best of Philly — why should we get to have all the fun? So we invited the whole region to weigh in. Starting back in January, we put up a different poll each month at Phillymag.com and asked you to click for your favorites. Here’s how it all shook out.



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Six-Pack: Milkshakes That Are Better Than A Juice Cleanse

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After trying a juice cleanse for a whole 23 minutes, I realized something quite remarkable: milkshakes taste a lot better. And though it may be wishful thinking to wait for a study that proves milkshake cleanses are healthy, I will most certainly do that waiting with a shake by my side. And what better time to enjoy one than during the summer when birds are chirping, kids are playing and you can be slurping. Here’s a list of some of our favorite spots for a treat that’ll make you question why juice cleanses are even a thing.

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