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Meals Served: Dinner, Lunch
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- Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 AM-9 PM; Friday: 11 AM-10 PM; Saturday: 5-10 PM; Sunday: 5-9 PM
Lo Spiedo was always a solid enough concept for the Navy Yard. It was a back-to-the-basics approach by the Vetri Family culinary team, where a casual American menu centered itself around the kitchen’s custom-built spit and wood-fired grill. According to co-owner Jeff Benjamin, lunchtime was great for the restaurant — so was happy hour — which makes sense if you consider the 12,000-or-so employees working at the Navy Yard complex.
But when the Vetri higher-ups sat around the boardroom to brainstorm ways to grow its dinner crowd, Brad Spence (the chef-partner behind Amis) proposed a name/concept-change: Bar Amis.
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‘Tis the season for a thousand New Year’s Eve party announcements. And while obviously, we get a lot of these flooding into Foobooz World HQ, our strategy in the past has been to cherry pick only the best of them–the cheapest, the most lavish, the most potentially debauched, the oddest–and only tell you about those.
To wit: This one, happening at Lo Spiedo on New Year’s Eve (natch), which has the rare quality of being a NYE celebration for the whole family.
So here’s the deal. This ain’t just any old kid’s (and grown-ups) party. The crew at Lo Spiedo are going all-out with an early party (starts at 6pm, goes until 10pm) that includes a ball drop (at 8pm), buffet dining for both the little and the big, games and activities (interactive board games, face painting, take-home crafts), drink specials for the adults and (this is the coolest part), a mocktail bar for the kids.
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Lucifer Burger and Japanese Fried Chicken sandwiches at Tap Room on 19th
Three chefs are shaking things up this summer and rolling out new menus at their new spots.
Chris Ritter, who has most recently been at Westmont’s Keg and Kitchen after stints at Grubhouse and Brauhaus Schmitz is back in South Philly manning the burners at Tap Room on 19th. Ritter has already made changes to the menu including the pictured Japanese Fried Chicken sandwich and Lucifer burger with 1732 Meats garlic bacon and Lucifer spice pickles.
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