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Icelandic actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays The Mountain on HBO’s Game of Thrones, is in town this week to play King Thor at the Renaissance Faire in Fairmount on Saturday and Sunday. To get prepared, he must eat like the monster he is, so he’s been
sampling devouring some Philly grub.
Photographer James Zeleniak tells me that Chef Caitlin Mateo delivered him some grub from Square 1682 yesterday afternoon when he visited the Philadelphia Weekly offices, and last night he moved on to South Philly to put away some grub and pal around with fans at Devil’s Den. I’m told he enjoyed a large portion of chicken wings with Korean BBQ that chef Eric Wallace “kicked up a notch.” For his second course, he had a house-blend burger. “Björnsson did not partake in the special Game of Thrones brews from Barren Hill Brewery nor Ommegang‘s Three Eye’d Raven. He drank orange juice,” Zeleniak says.
Zeleniak sent some photos of the 6 foot 9 inch, 400 pound mammoth in action. Ladies, feel free to swoon.
Because if you do, the actor who plays him, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, is going to be making an appearance at Devil’s Den tomorrow night. And Devil’s Den is preparing for his arrival by stocking up on beer. Lots and lots of beer.
In case you missed The Hammer of Glory (HOG) pub crawl in March, you can join the #HOGTour in South Philly on Thursday, Apr. 30.
The crawl will be led by Grand Marshal Curt Decker of the currently relocating Nodding Head Brewery (leading a South Philly bar crawl, hmmmmm), and will travel around East Passyunk Avenue from 6-10pm, beginning at Taproom on 19th. Other stops include South Philadelphia Tap Room, Pub on Passyunk East, and Devil’s Den, “plus craft beer specials and other surprises along the way at the whim of The HOG.
If you can't make this one, have no fear: there is one more crawl on Thursday, May 28 in the Fishtown/ Northern Liberties neighborhood (which is the night before Philly Beer Week officially begins on Friday, May 29.)
Check out more about Philly Beer Week here.