Kevin Sbraga’s Juniper Commons has started serving lunch. Now your lunch can feature ’80s highlights like peel-and-eat shrimp, a tableside Caesar,a hot roast beef sandwich, pastrami reuben or Fettuccini Alfredo.
Check out the full lunch menu below and look for brunch to start this weekend. Sunday brunch will feature complimentary champagne and a jazz band.
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All photos by TREND via Coldwell Banker – Old City
Bella Vista, we simply love to check in on your bevy of gorgeous houses.
This newly listed home located at 605 Clymer Street, a secluded side-street just off of S. 6th Street, between Fitzwater and Catharine Street, has seen a recent top-down renovation that makes it lovely to view from the sidewalk–see the brick walkways, 8-foot front door made of reclaimed wood and professionally landscaped planters with drip irrigation.
On the inside is where this place really shines.
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I really think that headline says it all. First, Percy Street is trying to beat back the winter blues (and bulk us all up with plenty of pork fat) with an all-you-can-eat rib deal on Wednesdays, beginning January 7. For $27, you get all the ribs you can eat, plus french fries, coleslaw and cornbread. Deal starts at 5pm and runs ’til close so, you know, plan on spending some time.
Second, Percy Street is going to be celebrating Meat Week from January 18 through the 30th (Center City Restaurant Week counter-programming). What is Meat Week you ask? It’s the week where you can share a family-style spread of BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked beef brisket, cornbread, macaroni & cheese and sides for just $20 per person–basically the same deal they offer on a normal night but, you know, Meat Week. And still a better deal than Restaurant Week.
Percy Street is recommending you make reservations for the festivities. We’re seconding that wisdom. The meat sweats you’re going to have to deal with on your own.
Percy Street BBQ [Official]
Yesterday we told you that Hawthornes is close to coming back and was teasing a big announcement. We assumed that it would be related to passing a health inspection or something similar.
Turns out it’s much bigger than that. Hawthornes will be delivering beer. Dribs and drabs of a recent PLCB decision to allow licensed restaurants to also have a Transporter-for-hire (delivery) license have been popping up. Turns out that decision was reached because of petitioning from Hawthornes owners, Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico. You can read the whole opinion rendered here.
So when Hawthornes reopens during the first week of January, Hawthornes Quick Sip will have a fleet of motorbikes that will deliver beer on ice.
How is that for a happy new year?
Hawthornes, which has been closed since a fire in March is teasing that today is a big day as they close in on reopening. If we had to guess, we’re thinking it might be final inspection before they get the go ahead to reopen. The beer cafe also debuted a new logo which has inspired us to play another game of Logo Throwdown.
So which do you like, the old or new look?
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Kevin Sbraga’s third restaurant, Juniper Commons is now open at Broad and South Streets. The restaurant is heavily influenced by the 1980s and Sbraga intends to make that a good thing. There are table-side Caesar salads, baked potatoes, house-made wine coolers, prime rib and so much more.
But this is more than just kitsch, the restaurant is Sbraga’s biggest yet, and the 1980s vibe is just a jumping off point. To any child (or adult) of the 80s, the soundtrack will be hard to resist. And that music selection goes a long well in setting the mood. So does the bar program which is aiming to stock over 150 gins and offer a cocktail menu exclusively of gin-based cocktails. That isn’t to say there isn’t a full bar selection available but the bar is definitely obsessed with gin. And what’s gin without tonic? Juniper Commons is stocking 24 tonics, including six that are made in house.
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In late October, Hot Diggity debuted the first of its regional sandwich specials with the Chow Mein sandwich. Now owner, Keith Garabedian is back with the Juicy Lucy. It’s a specialty of Minneapolis and features a half-pound burger stuffed with two ounces of cheddar cheese and topped with lettuce, tomato and sauteed onions.
It’s available now but only for a limited time.
Hot Diggity [Foobooz]
744-46 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19147
If you play along with our “House v. House” posts, we have an update for you: that Bella Vista house we pitted against an equally lovely (and similarly priced) home in Society Hill just got a price cut. The amount hacked off? $355,000.
Those who picked it from the get-go, yay! Those who didn’t…did this change your mind? Need we remind you, the home has a gorgeous side yard and superb kitchen, which the listing says won “Best Kitchen Renovation” at some point. Inside, flooring consists of original pumpkin pine, while some windows are made of stained glass. See the gallery below.
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Check out this photo of that Kevin Sbraga posted of his new Juniper Commons restaurant. The ode to the 80s that will offer dishes like Beef bourguignon will open this month at Broad and South Streets.
Juniper Commons [Foobooz]
610 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Keeping in mind that the listing photos are from a previous occupant and not the current one, we still wonder why this South Philly house hasn’t been taken off the market yet. It’s a cute trinity, it’s in a pretty sweet location and the kitchen has been recently updated.
So what’s the problem? The home was listed for $325,000 in August 2012, but was removed the following February. It was listed again this June and had its price reduced to $310,000 a few months later. Will it disappear from the market again if no one expresses interest?
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