Former Interstate Draft House chef Dan Bellotti is now the head of the kitchen at Bottle Bar East. Bellotti has just rolled out his new menu complete with small plates, flatbreads and “face-stuffing” dishes.
I want you to take a minute and think: What would be the best possible kind of food truck that could open next in Philly?
If you said anything to do with cupcakes, you’re wrong. Bacon? Get over it. Yakitori would be nice, sure. And so would some kind of mobile meatball-and-charcuterie operation that just followed me around all day dispensing meatball hoagies and salami sandwiches. But you know what the best thing would be? A truck that offered hot, battered and deep-fried cheese curds. Just big, heaping baskets of them, still steaming-hot, maybe topped with a little gravy or something…
Starting at 5 p.m. tonight, Bottle Bar East will be offering five tastes of Allagash brews plus five-cheese pairings from Reading Terminal’s Valley Shepherd Creamery.
We made our first stop at Bottle Bar East a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed the chill vibe and all those coolers full of beer to choose from. Tonight they’re offering a free Chimay tasting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. And the Frankford Avenue bar is following that up with live jazz from the Victor North Trio till 11 p.m.
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So yes we know Black Friday is a big shopping day, but who says it can’t be a big drinking day too? And it seems like every bar out there is running specials with black and other dark beers.
Bottle Bar East has launched its full food menu, so now you have something to soak up and pair with their delicious craft beers. The menu consists of soups and stews, pickles, grilled sandwiches, and selections of meats and cheeses.
These aren’t any flimsy bar snacks either, we’re talking the real deal, like a Grilled Philly Cuban with prosciutto cotto, prosciutto parma, pecorino crottonese, roasted pepper and pickles, cheese selections from around the world and a pickle menu that’ll impress, consisting of caramelized crimini onions, cumin mushrooms, and spicy green beans, just to name a few. They also feature a “local” section within their sandwiches, with all the ingredients hailing from within 168 miles.
Calling all Fishtown beer lovers. Bottle Bar East is opening the last weekend in October at 1308 Frankford Avenue. Bottle Bar East is a new take out craft beer retail shop and bar that offers a large selection of craft beer bottles and cans that you can take-out or drink-in. Featuring a six-tap bar, growlers, and a wall of coolers, Bottle Bar East is certain to have something for everyone.
Once you find your favorite brew, you can either bring it home to enjoy, or sip it by the in-house pool table and dart board with some fellow craft beer lovers. With take out, the party doesn’t have to stop once you leave; now the fun goes where you go. If you have your own growler, be sure to bring it, but if not, they’ll be selling growlers for $5. Growler fill price will vary. There are future plans to serve food, so stay tuned.