The long-awaited third restaurant in the Jose Pistola’s empire, Pistola’s Del Sur, debuts at 1943 East Passyunk Avenue tonight at 6 p.m.
The personalities behind Jose Pistola’s are posting up behind the bar for a great cause this Sunday.
The trio behind Philly’s two Pistola’s restaurants, Jose Pistola’s and Sancho Pistola’s — Joe Gunn, Casey Parker, and Adán Trinidad — are heading south for their third concept. The old Palladino’s space, situated at the Passyunk Avenue gateway, will be home to their new restaurant and bar, Pistola’s Del Sur.
Fishtown’s Sancho Pistola’s kicks off weekday lunch on Halloween day. Chef Adan Trinidad will be serving burritos for perhaps the first time at Sancho’s and he also has a full menu of tortas. Among those tortas:
- La Cubana
Ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, chipotle aioli
- Grilled Chicken
spinach, thyme, aioli, black bean chihuahua cheese
- Braised Short Rib
black beans, lettuce, chihuahua cheese, horseradish crema
- Egg and Chorizo
black beans, lettuce, Oaxaca cheese, guacamole
provolone cheese, broccoli rabe, long hots, thyme aioli
And in order to properly kick off lunch, on Friday, November 4th, owners Joe Gunn and Casey Parker are hosting a “European Spoils” lunch with epic beers from Cantillon.
This evening Jose Pistola’s owner Joe Gunn and Pokémon Go fanatic is hosting the first meeting of the Pistola’s Go Club. Gunn has gone crazy for Pokémon and will be leading a walk from Pistola’s down to Spruce Street Harbor Park. Along the way, adult beverages may be consumed at Pokémon rich stops along the way.
The “meeting” begins at 6 p.m. with beer, tacos and chef Adan Trinidad’s poke specials. Then the assembled will head out on a quest to capture as many Pokémon as possible. Trinidad is offering two poke dishes for the evening:
Tonight, “Wing Thing” is back at Sidecar. The Chef: Adan Trinidad of Jose and Sancho Pistolas. His wings: Black Garlic Mole Negro BBQ Wings with a Jasper Hill Blue Cheese Crema.
Sure that sounds pretty good, but did you hear about our wing collaboration with Sidecar a couple months back? Chef Trinidad’s got some big shoes to fill if we do say so ourselves.
The wings will be offered until they sell out, usually in four or five days.
Also on tap at Sidecar: really strong beers. Join them tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15th for High Gravity Night. The lineup looks like it could do some serious damage.
Read on for a full list of beers »
Yup. Those are bone marrow nachos. And they’re on the board at Sancho Pistola’s. Honestly, I can’t believe that every restaurant like Sancho’s isn’t serving these. But then, there’s not really another restaurant out there quite like Sancho’s.
You should totally go there tonight. And eat bone marrow nachos.
Adan Trinidad [Instagram]
For Amis’ monthly industry night, Sancho and Jose Pistola’s will be the special guest restaurant. Chef Adan Trinidad will be bringing Cochinita Pibil Tacos and Mahi Mahi Ceviche to munch on. There will also be traditional and pomegranate margaritas as well as sangria pouring at reduced prices.
Shawnee Craft brewing company will also be on hand and pouring their Apiarius and Farmhouse Saison Cuvee. Free bottle pours of all three of Shawnee sours, Frambozenbier (barrel aged sour raspberry), Biere de Garde (barrel aged sour pumpkin saison) and Kriek (barrel aged sour cherry beer) will also be available.
As always, Amis industry night includes proof of hospitality employment, free food, cheap drinks and lots of fun.
Industry Night at Amis with Adan Trinidad [Facebook]
This Wednesday, July 16th, Will is hosting chef Adan Trinidad of Sancho Pistola’s and Jose Pistola’s for a special five-course dinner and clambake. The dinner is $50 per person and includes a complimentary drink.
And then next Tuesday, July 22nd, Chris Kearse is heading to Rosemont, New Jersey to collaborate with Matthew Ridgway, chef and owner of The PASS restaurant.
It would be worth visiting Joe Gunn, Casey Parker and Adan Trinidad’s sequel to Jose Pistola’s purely to read the beer menu. The Pabst Blue Ribbon is described as “Frank Booth’s favorite. F’ Heineken.” The Allagash White is a “way worse dancer than Allagash Black.” It’s a fun list to read, and indicative of the time you can have at Sancho Pistola’s even if you skip the beer list entirely and settle in with a margarita or smoked piña colada. But Sancho’s isn’t just a place to drink; Trinidad is putting out serious food. The tacos that make up half the menu are a good place to start; they’re broken up by land and sea. On land, the spicy pork tacos are on point; on the sea side, you can’t go wrong with tuna — or, expand your taco horizons with the scallop version. Trinidad is at his best with sea creatures, and nowhere more so than the whole fish. Wash it down with a Berber stout, which, according to the beer menu, is a “dark gift from Mexico, like Adan.”
Sancho Pistola’s [Foobooz]