Spend Labor Day at Taproom on 19th

From Foobooz: On Saturday, Tap Room on 19th is hosting an End Of Summer Block Party and Crab-Fest with Maryland Blue Claws, kielbasa, burgers, hot dogs, corn, potatoes and more. The fun kicks off at 1 p.m. Little Nonna's is having spaghetti and crab night on Sunday and Labor Day. Little Nonna's will be opening at 3 p.m. each day and offering a $35 dinner that will include the spaghetti and crab plus summer salad and garlic bread for the table. More here.

Crabfest and barbecue coming to Taproom on 19th | Photo by Arthur Etchells

Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer is staring us in the face. But at Taproom on 19th, that unofficial end does come with a Old Bay dusted lining.

The South Philadelphia bar will be hosting a Labor Day Crab Fest and BBQ on Monday, September 5th.  There will be Maryland Blue Claw crabs, brisket, ribs, pulled pork, basically everything you could ever want or need out of a barbecue all made by owner Michael Strauss’ side project, Mike’s BBQ. There will also be some Maryland beers on tap like Stillwater, DuClaw and Heavy Seas as well as local favorites.

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Yards: Smoke ‘Em If Yous Got ‘Em Event This Sunday


Yards Brewing started its Smoke ‘Em if Yous Got ‘Em seven years ago, before the BBQ craze really hit Philly hard. But the annual event (which sells out every year) keeps getting stronger, and this year, 30 beers from around the country will join all sorts of smoked and BBQ’ed meats for a day-long jamboree this Sunday afternoon at the Yards brewery on Delaware Avenue.

Bluegrass, backYARDS (or in Yards’ case, front YARDS) and BBQ–what’s not to love? Tickets for the event will run you $55 and you can get yours (while supplies last) at the link below.

Smoke Em If Yous Got Em [Yards]

Lo Spiedo Hosting Labor Day Weekend BBQ

lo-spiedo-bbqOn Sunday, September 6th, Lo Spiedo is hosting a Beer-B-Q at the Navy Yard. The event features all-you-can-eat barbecue, craft beer specials, lawn games and live music. The food and drink kicks off at 2 p.m. with the music beginning at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door for all-you-can-eat barbecue. Or you can pay-as-you-go, menu items range $5-$10. All military members pay just $25 at the door.

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ProTap Hosting a Brat BBQ

protap-bbq-brats-400This Sunday, August 16th, Prohibition Taproom is hosting a barbecue of brats. For $15 per person, you get a housemade bratwurst sandwich with beer mustard, kraut and pickles, plus sides of corn on the cob, macaroni salad and slaw. And wash it all down with a glass of Yards Philly Pale Ale.

There will also be cornhole games and German beers on special.

The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. at 501 North 13th Street.

Prohibition Taproom [Foobooz]

Philly’s Best BBQ Spots: A Guide to Sides


Clockwise from top left: Burnt end baked beans from Fette Sau, burnt ends from Percy Street and collard greens from Sweet Lucy’s | Photo by Jason Varney

Even in this Yankee city, barbecue is a summertime staple. And while any dilettante can find good ribs in Philly these days (and brisket, too), a truly great barbecue joint should be judged by how it handles dishes other than the main attraction. Here’s a brief guide to going deeper at the region’s best barbecue spots. Read more »

Meat Week: Can You Cook Ribs With A Flamethrower?

flamethrowerAs far as I know, the good folks over at Kotaku.com are not celebrating Meat Week the way we are, but it just so happens that they found some videos of people doing some truly awesome stupid things–like trying to cook bacon with a machinegun or, in the case of the video below, making some ribs, popcorn, s’mores and watermelon (?) with a flamethrower.

You KNOW you want to see the video…

Pappy Van Winkle and Brisket Dinners at Percy Street


Percy Street Barbecue has snagged a few bottles of the practically impossible to secure, Pappy Van Winkle 10, 12 and 23 year old bourbons, and they’re pairing the bourbon with a special brisket dinner for some quick-fingered followers of Percy Street.

Percy Street is offering three bourbon + brisket dinners for a maximum of eight guests for $800 (includes tax and gratuity). The dinner will include pours of all three of the Pappy Van Winkle bourbons, a whole brisket plus off-menu dishes and treats created by chef/owner Erin O’Shea.

The dinners will be released one at a time via Twitter and Percy Street’s email newsletter. First email reply scores the dinner.

Sign up for Percy Street’s newsletter at percystreet.com.

Percy Street Barbecue [Foobooz]

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