Fitler Dining Room Rolls Out New Summer Menu

This week's Rad Rosé Wines at Fitler Dining Room

This week’s Rad Rosé Wines at Fitler Dining Room

Fitler Dining Room has rolled out a new menu with summery dishes like smashed cucumber salad, chilled corn and coconut soup and what really caught our eye, lobster and shrimp poutine.

Also flirting with us is Fitler’s Rad Rosé Wines of the Week. And among those, the can, yes can, of Underwood Rosé is definitely saying it’s looking for a good time.

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Free Sushi at Ai Ramen

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If you’re someone, like me, who will do just about anything for sushi, Ai Ramen is helping you out this week. For the next two days, today, July 21st and Friday the 22nd, the new Asian spot in the Shops of Liberty Place will be giving out free California rolls with a purchase of any of their ramen bowls.  BUT, this only applies to the first 100 people that stop by, so maybe take an early lunch break.

Ai Ramen, which is part of the rapidly expanding Hai Street Kitchen Co., focuses on quick-serve ramen, bao buns, and sushi. And for $10 a bowl, it’s not the worst place to grab a pretty great lunch.

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Breakfast of Champions: The Dutch Reviewed

 

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The Dutch | Photo by Emily Teel

Breakfast is the last great, untouched frontier. Of all the meals available to us (lunch, dinner, supper, elevenses, fourthmeal, midnight snacks, etc.), breakfast is the most pure, the most un-fuck-with-able. No one in his right mind tries to innovate during breakfast. No one tries to dazzle you with technical wizard-powers or supply lines to long-lost fruits and vegetables. Breakfast is toast and jelly. Coffee. Pancakes. Eggs and bacon. Waffles in all their myriad glories. It is, occasionally, oatmeal. Complicated (but comforting) pastries. Half a grapefruit doused in Wild Turkey. Whatever.

I love congee and chilaquiles as much as anyone, but Americans own breakfast the way the French do dinner. We have stolen all the great ideas ever had about breakfast and made them our own. Americans are so good at breakfast that our canon doesn’t extend merely to regional variations, but to social, religious, economic and historic ones as well. The trucker’s breakfast is a thing. The yoga breakfast. The camp breakfast. The Lutheran pancake social or Continental or Southerner’s petit déjeuner. Breakfast knows no bounds save temporal. And brunch? Well, brunch doesn’t even have those rules to adhere to. Brunch laughs at the notion of rules.

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Join the Craftsman Row Saloon Whiskey Club

The "Three Strikes You're Stout" milkshake | Photo by James Narog

The “Three Strikes You’re Stout” milkshake | Photo by James Narog

Joining clubs as an adult kind of sucks. Running clubs? No thanks. Book clubs? I would rather do anything else. Craftsman Row Saloon has a much more appealing option. Their new Whiskey Club might be a little more our speed.

When you order a drink, ask for a Whiskey Club card and start filling it up. With each drink you order, another stamp is added. Prizes get better and better as you complete each card. You can work your way up to complimentary glasses of whiskey, t-shirts, and a personalized glass kept behind the bar for every time you imbibe.

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Jose Pistola’s Hosting Pokémon Go Poké Walk

Joe Gunn is crazy for Pokemon

Joe Gunn is crazy for Pokemon

This evening Jose Pistola’s owner Joe Gunn and Pokémon Go fanatic is hosting the first meeting of the Pistola’s Go Club. Gunn has gone crazy for Pokémon and will be leading a walk from Pistola’s down to Spruce Street Harbor Park. Along the way, adult beverages may be consumed at Pokémon rich stops along the way.

The “meeting” begins at 6 p.m. with beer, tacos and chef Adan Trinidad’s poke specials. Then the assembled will head out on a quest to capture as many Pokémon as possible. Trinidad is offering two poke dishes for the evening:

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Rich Landau Opening a Fast-Casual concept

V Street will take over the EYEsite building on 18th Street.

V Street will take over the EYEsite building on 18th Street | Photo by Arthur Etchells

A liquor license application in the window of V Street shows that Rich Landau’s vegan empire is expanding next door. The building is the current home of EYESite, which is moving around the corner to 17th Street.

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Morgan’s Pier Is Hosting Distillery Tours

Spirit+Tour+Poster+REvLike us, Morgan’s Pier is enjoying visiting local distilleries this summer. The riverfront bar is offering tours of Stateside Vodka and Red Brick Craft Distillery. The tours start out at Morgan’s Pier with light snacks and a specialty cocktail made with spirits from the distilleries. Then everyone gets on a trolley bus and learns how those drinks came to be. Each distillery offers an exclusive tour and tasting to the guests.

After the two stops, the trolley heads back to Morgan’s Pier for a nightcap. The tours cost $35 and there are two more this summer, Tuesday, August 16th and Tuesday, September 14th. The events start at 5:30 p.m. at Morgan’s Pier, with the trolley leaving at 6 p.m.

Purchase your tickets online.

Morgan’s Pier [Foobooz]

Cocktail Dinner at Russet BYOB

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Sara Justice at COOK

A cocktail dinner at a BYOB? Yep, that’s what’s happening on Tuesdays in July at Russet. Today, July 19th, sees The Franklin’s Sara Justice creating two cocktails to go with chef Andrew Wood’s four course tasting menu.

Justice is shaking up two cocktails for tonight’s dinner:

  • Violent Femme Punch – with tequila, Fino sherry, falernum, ginger, pineapple, lemon, beet and cilantro
  • The Woman in the Dunes – with gin, scotch, fino sherry, orgeat, lemon, lime and bitters

Tickets for the dinner are $65 per person (plus gratuity). Guests may call 215-546-1521 to reserve a space.

If you can’t make it tonight, you will have one last chance to attend a Tuesday Night Cocktail Dinner. Chris Arnone from Zahav will be making cocktails on Tuesday, July 26.

Russet [Foobooz]

Scratch Biscuits Closes

The Dixie from Scratch Biscuits

The Dixie from Scratch Biscuits

Scratch Biscuits, the quick-serve biscuit sandwiches spot at 1306 Chestnut Street by chef Mitch Prensky, closed after a year in business. Prensky posted a photo of the closure notice, hanging in the window of Scratch Biscuits, on Facebook today. Prensky thanked all his customers who gave the store a try.

He also says Scratch Biscuits will continue to appear at Night Markets and at other pop-ups throughout the summer. Follow @ScratchBiscuits on Twitter for more announcements.

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