Bud & Marilyn’s Opening Wednesday

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Things have been going so smoothly at Bud & Marilyn’s now that an actual opening date has been chosen, that owners Marcie Turney and Val Safran have now…decided to change the date again.

But wait! This time it’s good news. They’re actually opening a day early (meaning tomorrow), and have opened the books for reservations starting right this very minute.

Not excited by this? Jeez, Buzzkill. What do we need to do to get you excited about this? Show you the opening menus? Tell you about the late night beer, shot and cheese curd deal?

Because we have all that, too…

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SugarHouse Is Adding New Restaurant in Expansion

sugarhouse-hugo-frog-940SugarHouse Casino is intending on opening its 300,000 square foot expansion before the end of the year, and the riverfront casino is including a higher end restaurant in the new space.

An announcement regarding the new restaurant and exclusive caterer for the casino’s new event center is set for Wednesday, September 2nd. The event will include a grilling demonstration and taste of a special “Philly Cut” steak. The press release also features a hashtag, #froginPhilly. After briefly hoping this would mean the return of Rib-It or Steve Poses’ Frog, we applied some positively Sherlockian deduction, (we googled frog+steakhouse and clicked the first result) we’ve concluded that the new restaurant will be from … Spoiler ahead »

Dock Street Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary in West Philly

Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

It has been eight years in the firehouse for Dock Street Brewing | Photo by Jeff Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Today, Tuesday, August 25th, Dock Street Brewery is celebrating its 8th anniversary in the firehouse at 50th and Baltimore Avenue. And in honor of the event, the almost 30-year old brewery will be serving up eight beers to toast to the neighborhood.

The bar opens today at 3 p.m., the kitchen gets cooking at 4 p.m.

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Dear Philly Bars and Restaurants: If You See This Guy Coming, Lock Your Doors

Michael Villalpando at Jose Pistola's (left) and in his most recent mugshot photo (right).

Michael Villalpando at Jose Pistola’s (left) and in his most recent mugshot photo (right).

Just when we had all but forgotten about the strange tale of accused serial restaurant thief Janeen Thomas — but we’ll get back to her in a minute — comes another strange tale of a strange person who is accused of stealing from restaurants: Michael Villalpando. Read more »

Mütter Museum Hosting One Day Pop-Up Beer Garden

beer-garden-social-media-great-food-newOn Thursday, August 27th, The College of Physicians, home of the Mütter Museum, is hosting a pop-up beer garden from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the museum’s botanical garden (19 S 22nd Street). The event will feature the debut of Ümlaut Fever, a light saison inspired by herbs found in the museum’s medicinal plant garden.

The Barren Hill brewed beer is brewed with fennel (historically a cure for flatulence and bloating) and ginger (used in the treatment of asthma, coughs and digestive spasms).

Entry is free and includes access to the recently installed Mind Illuminated exhibit. Guests will be able to purchase beer and snacks in the garden.

Mütter Beer Garden at the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden [The Mütter Museum]

 

Aprons Soul Food Coming to 26th and Washington

Aprons Southern Restaurant | Photo by Arthur Etchells

Aprons Authentic Southern Restaurant | Photo by Arthur Etchells

The former Moe’s Hot Dogs is getting a new tenant. Aprons Soul Food, which for a time operated near Temple’s campus at 1621 Cecil B. Moore is taking the corner of 26th and Washington Avenue. The new location promises authentic Southern food for eat-in, takeout and delivery.

A July post to Facebook promises the new Aprons Soul Food will open this month.

Aprons Soul Food [Foobooz]

Spotted: Santucci’s Coming to North Broad

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Santucci’s at Broad and Wallace | Photo via a Tipster

A tipster let us in on this juicy tidbit. There’s a Santucci’s (expansion of the South Philly brand) coming to North Broad Street. Signs in the window show that the pizzeria is going in at 655 N Broad Street, the former home of Alessandro’s Pizza.

In addition to another eatery on North Broad, the location also means the neighborhoods of Fairmount, Spring Garden, Callowhill and Poplar will have access to Santucci’s excellent square pizzas via delivery.

Santucci’s – North Broad [Foobooz]

The Revisit: Vernick Food + Drink

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Greg Vernick in the kitchen of his restaurant | Photo via Facebook

Every restaurant has an inaugural “regular,” and for Vernick, it was me.

At least that’s what chef Greg Vernick divulged, with a chuckle, when I called to ask a few questions about a late-spring meal. It was news to me. It seems that after I paid my third visit — a bit too quickly on the heels of my first two upon its 2012 opening — general manager Ryan Mulholland giddily proclaimed that the restaurant’s first serial patron was officially in the bag.

Whereupon I returned once more — and then completely disappeared for almost three years. Read more »

Battle of the Burger Names 20 Finalists

Justin Swain of Rex 1516 won the 2014 Battle of the Burger.

Justin Swain of Rex 1516 won the 2014 Battle of the Burger.


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magazine’s Battle of the Burger is set for Monday, September 14th at the Armory on 23rd Street. 20 burgers have qualified via popular vote and guests will get to taste them all and vote for the best of them all.

And since the event is co-sponsored by Birds 24/7, you don’t have to worry about missing the Eagles season opener, the game will of course be on.

Tickets are $50 per person and include burgers, beer and of course the Birds.

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