Warm Up with Fette Sau Happy Hour

fette-06I’ve had a flyer for Fette Sau’s happy hour on my desk for at least a month. I’ve been waiting for just the right time to post about their half-price beer,$5 Manhattans and $4 burnt end sandwiches that the Fishtown barbecue joint offers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

And with today’s cold and rainy weather, hot barbecue and warming whiskey seems like the only reason to venture out.

Fette Sau Happy Hour Menu » 

Gennaro’s Tomato Pie Is on the Move


Gennaro’s at 1429 Jackson Street

Gennaro’s Tomato Pie has made 1429 Jackson Street a bit of a destination. But the small pizzeria is heading to bigger digs on East Passyunk Avenue, in the former Da Vinci’ Restaurant. The new spot will offer a second floor and a completely under appreciated courtyard.

Mike Giammarino tells Michael Klein that the Gennaro’s will open on the Fountain on East Passyunk in mid-2015. Gennaro’s remains open on Jackson Street in the meantime.

Gennaro’s Tomato Pie to replace Da Vinci Ristorante on E. Passyunk Ave. [Passyunk Post]
Gennaro’s moving to East Passyunk [The Insider]

So You Guys Are Coming To Whiskey Fest, Right?

whiskeyv3I’m just asking because it’s tomorrow night. And it’s the kinda thing you have to plan for–at least a little. You gotta get your tickets, find your favorite drinking pants, figure out how best to work your way through the bajillion spirits that will be available. It requires some thought.

VIP tickets are already sold out, but there are still some general admission tickets left. $95 a head basically means you can drink (and eat) for two-and-a-half straight hours and, frankly, if you can’t get your money’s worth in that amount of time, you need to seriously re-think your strategy.

There will be plenty of restaurants there (Indeblue, Luke’s Lobster, Slice and Village Whiskey just to name a few), and the guys from Righteous Felon will be doling out the jerky. But really, this is about the booze. And as in years past, there will be no shortage of liquor on the premises. I mean, check out this list. You pour a little Stranahan’s down your neck, chase it with some 15 year old Redbreast, and you’re already well on your way to making back that ticket price.

Anyway, we’re all gonna be there tomorrow so here’s hoping you’ll be joining us. Get your tickets below and we’ll see you tomorrow night.

Whiskey Fest [Official]

SPOTTED: Questlove at Abe Fisher

Stopped by #AbeFisher during the @Forbes #30Under30Summit its a must experience if you like fine dining in #Philadelphia

A photo posted by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on

Questlove was back in his hometown yesterday for Forbes Under 30 Summit and stopped in for a meal at Abe Fisher. Questlove is quite the food aficionado also ate a fried chicken and waffle ice cream sandwich at the summit yesterday.

Abe Fisher [Foobooz]

Tonight: Bar Volver’s Guest Bartender Series


It’s that time again–time for another entry in the Bar Volver Guest Bartender Series. Tonight, starting at 5pm, Dan Lan Hamm from 1 Tipling Place will be behind the bar, and he’ll be slinging four original cocktails for the crowd.

In case you’ve forgotten, let me remind you why this series is awesome…

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A Guide to Philadelphia’s Breweries


Forest & Main Brewery & Pub | Photo by R.Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

If you consider yourself a Philadelphian, chances are you love beer. And because there is such a wide variety of beers, breweries and brewpubs to choose from here, it’s not always clear which places are worth a go–mostly because they all have beer and, therefore, all seem so inviting.

So with that being said, VisitPhilly has created an awesomely comprehensive guide to Philadelphia’s beer spots, so you can get the best experience for whatever type of beer adventure you’re trying to find.

Check it out in the link below.

The Breweries, Brewpubs and Craft Beer Trail Of Greater Philadelphia [Visit Philly]

Philadelphia’s Best Craft Beers [f8b8z]

AC’s Buddakan Japanese Whisky Dinner


Want to get away for the weekend? Perhaps Atlantic City’s Buddakan can persuade you to hit up the shore scene for their Japanese Whisky Dinner on Friday, October 24th at 8 p.m. The dinner will run you $85 per person, but we’re talking five courses and some pretty cool Japanese booze to go with them. Reservations can be made at 609-674-0100.

Check out the menu below, along with the whisky being paired with each dish.

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Devil’s Pocket Food & Spirits Replaces Resurrection Ale House

Resurrection Ale House when it opened.

Resurrection Ale House when it opened.

Today is the day that the replacement for Resurrection Ale House opens on Grays Ferry Avenue. Devil’s Pocket Food & Spirits is by Andrew Wagner and Marcus Versace, two restaurant veterans who are opening their first business. Michael Klein has the details on the neighborhood oriented spot that will offer nachos, soup, wings, turkey pot pie and a LaFrieda burger.

A bar for Devil’s Pocket [The Insider]
Devil’s Pocket Food & Spirits [Foobooz]

Introducing Victory’s Harvest Ale

victory harvest aleLook for Victory Brewing’s first wet-hopped ale in bottles. Harvest Ale is now available, though only for a limited-time. Victory’s Harvest Ale is brewed with fresh Citra and Mosaic hops from Yakima, Washington. The hops were picked and then trucked directly to Victory’s Downingtown brewery, where the beer was brewed immediately to maintain freshness.

The beer is available in 12-ounce bottles and we’re sure it will be a big hit with fans of Victory’s Dirt Wolf and other hoppy beers, we certainly enjoyed it.

Watch a video about Victory’s Harvest Ale »

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