Celebrate Coffee Day with Kraftwork

kraftworklogoSure Wawa and Dunkin’ Donuts (and Rocco’s Sausges) are giving away coffee today but will that get you buzzed? Well yeah, probably. But we mean with alcohol. Kraftwork is collaborating with Little Baby’s Ice Cream and La Colombe today in bringing coffee specials to the Fishtown bar.

There will be five coffee based draft beers on tap, five coffee based cocktails and a dessert special featuring Little Baby’s Coffee Coffee Cake Ice Cream.

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Pub & Kitchen Hosting Industry Relief Party

rw_relief1Pub & Kitchen is offering a special “Industry Relief Party” this evening, Monday, September 28th for hospitality folk who need a break after a weekend of getting cut early or staring out into empty restaurants.

Starting at 9 p.m., the popular bar will be offering house cocktails for $6 plus “Cheap Beer / Cheap Whiskey / Good Times.”

Chef Eli Collins will also have some food specials.

This is happening TONIGHT [Instagram]
Pub & Kitchen [Foobooz]

Grass Fed Cheesesteak at 9th and Passyunk Tonight

Grassindacart-garage-squareKensington Quarters and Food Underground are “in da cart” tonight, September 28th at the Garage. And they’re going right at Cheesesteak Vegas with a locally sourced cheesesteak called the Friz Wit. The sandwich is a “tangle of grass fed, frizzled beef wit charred and caramelized onions served on a roll dripping with cheese sauce.” The cheese is from Hidden Hills Dairy and Birchrun Hills Farm, the bread is from Washington Avenue’s Ba Le Bakery. The 100% grass fed beef comes from Kensington Quarters and Food Underground is handling the preparation.

Cheesesteaks are $10 and go on sale at 6 p.m. If you’re from the hospitality industry, let them know and they’ll knock a buck off.

The Garage [Foobooz]

Blue Duck Celebrates First Anniversary

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Kris Serviss is a year in at the Blue Duck.

The Blue Duck in Northeast Philadelphia is celebrating its first year in business with a week of specials. Tonight, a “Reverse Taco Exchange” brings Adan Trinidad (Jose and Sancho Pistola’s), Chris Kearse (Will), Josh Kim (SpOt Burgers) and Jennifer Zavala to the Holme Avenue for a taco dinner. A few seats remain for the 6 and 8 p.m. seatings, dinner costs $50 per person.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29th, the restaurant is giving out free duck fries and is screening Billy Madison at 10 p.m. And on Wednesday, it’s half-priced wings from open to close.

And on Thursday, Blue Duck chef Kris Serviss is cooking up a special six-course menu with everything from cobia crudo to duck leg confit. The dinner is $55 per person and reservations are a must.
Check out the menu »

Bad News In Chestnut Hill: Heirloom Closes


What with all the Pope excitement and everything else going on around here, this sad news snuck right by us. But last Friday, the crew at Heirloom sent along a message that they’d shut down their Chestnut Hill BYO after a run that’d lasted more than three years.

“We have cherished the evenings and brunches we have spent providing you with our very best and will miss the intimate setting of Heirloom in making these memories.”

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Fall Restaurant Openings Preview

The Bouillabaisse at Neuf.

The Bouillabaisse at Neuf.

It’s already been a good fall for restaurant openings with Coeur, Stargazy and Kanella South all opening. But that’s just the beginning. Here are the other restaurant openings that we’re really excited about. Read more »

Eight PA Brewers Win Medals at Great American Beer Festival

gabf 2015 940The 2015 Great American Beer Festival winners have been announced and eight Pennsylvania beers brought home awards while New Jersey and Delaware added another three to the medal count. Saucony Creek’s Peach and Ginger Saison won the only Gold medal in the three-state area and Mount Holly, NJ upstart, Spellbound Brewing won Silver in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer category. Iron Hill won two Silver medals. The Chestnut Hill location won in the Belgian-Strong category while Media can brag about their medal in the Russian Imperial Stout category.

The full list of local winners >>

#DeadInPhilly: You Can Eat Pretty Much Anywhere You Want Tonight

Want to finally get a table at Vetri? You're in luck!

Want to finally get a table at Vetri? You’re in luck!

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long.

A lot of Philadelphia restaurant owners salivated when the Pope Francis trip to Philadelphia was originally announced, with the city ridiculously overestimating the number of pilgrims who would show up to see the pope — and to eat. But from what I’m hearing, Philly restaurants are dead. Read more »

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