- Neighborhood: Market East, Washington Square West
- 1137 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-629-9200
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- Cuisine: Wine Bar
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Okay, so it is definitely hot cocoa weather. We can all agree on that, right? Rainy. Damp. Gray. Not yet so cold that you need a good, stiff shot of whiskey just to walk down the street to the Redbox (and two more when you get home), but not exactly balmy either. It takes a good, miserable, soaking kind of cold to make doing something as ridiculous as drinking a coffee mug full of hot melted chocolate seem wise, and that’s what we have right now.
But the folks at Tria Taproom and Tria Cafe Fitler Square are currently offering a little something extra with their hot cocoa.
They’re making theirs with wine. Read more »
In case you didn’t know it, today is Beaujolais Nouveau Day–that magical third Thursday in November when the year’s first bottles of Beaujolais get opened (and drunk).
In celebration of that day, we offer you this–a video from the crew at Tria in which wine director Michael McCaulley, worried that he isn’t French enough, goes through a Rocky-inspired training montage in order to get himself up to speed.
My favorite moment was the cameo by Georges Perrier (a moment that all of us who’ve spent enough time around Philly restaurants have had, IRL), but that’s all I’m saying. You’ll have to check it out for yourself to see what happens next.
If your Facebook feed is anything like mine this week it has been nothing but Pope maps and port-a-potties. That and some good people who are actually embracing the Pope coming to town and celebrating like its a blizzard.
Here are some of our favorite bar happenings this weekend.