- Neighborhood: East Passyunk
- 1233 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-278-2429
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- Cuisine: Bar
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
On Thursday, Garage North (the one at 100 East Girard Avenue) is throwing a party with Troegs and a bunch of artists to celebrate that very special beer-drinkers holiday: First Squeeze.
So what is First Squeeze, you ask? It’s the first tapping of the year’s supply of Troegs Nugget Nectar–their once-a-year dry hopped Imperial Amber over which beer nerds go all swoony. This time around, they asked eight artists to make Nugget Nectar-inspired works to celebrate the big day. And at the event, they’re going to be offering free prints (while supplies last) and signings by the artists.
Here in Philly, that means Hawk Krall (friend of Foobooz, beer and hot dog enthusiast, and all-around swell guy) hanging out at Garage, showing off his work (you can see him holding it right there) and signing prints for people.
Since Philly is the cheesesteak capital of the universe, we already know the lines at Pat’s and Geno’s are going to be insane this week with the DNC. But if you’re a true Philly native, you know that there’s more to the cheesesteak scene and that the crowds are just annoying.
So, to avoid the crowds (and get a better sandwich), all you have to do is head right across the street. Food Underground is back at Garage tonight with their two “pop-up” sandwiches the Frizwit and the Sabih.
The Frizwit debuted last September and is simply the best cheesesteak around. Made with grass fed, frizzled beef from Kensington Quarters, served with cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy and Birchrun Hills Farm and then topped with charred and caramelized onions and served on a Ba Le Bakery roll, it really doesn’t get much better.
Okay Shake Shack fanatics, this one is just for you.
If you didn’t manage to get your hands on Shake Shack’s limited edition, 100% all-natural, split and griddled flat-top hot dog a few years ago at Feastival (the only time it has ever been offered in Philly), that’s okay—now you have another chance.