Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico have been rather busy recently. Their Mexican bar at the corner of 16th and South, Tio Flores looks tantalizingly close now that the paper is down from the windows (we’ve been told it will open within a couple of weeks). And their other two establishments are hosting events this weekend. Hawthornes is hosting their annual fall block party on Saturday, November 7th from noon to 8 p.m. 11th Street will be shut down and there will be live music, food from Hawthornes’ kitchen and fall beers and ciders.
On Sunday, the couple’s South Street West bar, Cambridge will be hosting its annual chili competition. Twelve competitors will go head-to-head in Cambridge’s courtyard to battle for the Best Chili title. Guests will be able to sample from all competitors and vote for their favorites. On tap will be plenty of pumpkin beers including a sour pumpkin IPA, imperial pumpkins and even pumpkin cider. The fun kicks off at 3 p.m.
This Saturday, May 9th, from 12 noon to 8 p.m., Hawthornes is throwing its 6th annual IPA Block Party. The party blocks off 11th Street between Fitzwater and Catharine Streets and is free to enter. The block party is also kid and pet friendly. All the beer is $5 (cash only) a pour. In addition to 36 IPAs pouring, there will be “over the top” street food, and live local music all day from New Pony, George Ugo Blues Band and Ill Swill.
For the Hop Heads, this event has all of the heavy hitters from the IPA world.
Beer List at Hawthornes IPA Fest »
Tomorrow, Friday, March 6th, Hawthornes will kick off its Quick Sip delivery service. The service, which was made legal by a recent PLCB ruling, will allow the beer cafe to deliver beer to customers via a fleet of bikes. The service requires ID upon delivery and is subject to the same restrictions that takeout beer is, namely no more than three six packs of beer.
The service will allow users in Most Center City and South Philadelphia neighborhoods to order growlers, local, imported and even some macro beers as well as cider and variety packs. Delivery times are expected to be within an hour.
A twelve-pack of something like Bud or Bud Light is $18.95, a craft six-pack of Sly Fox Pils is listed at $16.95. Those prices include the tax and delivery fees. Gratuity is extra.