PHOTOS: Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-Off at Headhouse

The 4th annual Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-Off was held this weekend at the Shambles in Headhouse Square. The day found hot dog enthusiasts from restaurants across the city bringing their best and most-inventive frank recipes to the table for a panel of celebrity judges to taste and dole out awards. Here’s how the prizes panned out:

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Easter Sunday Roundup: Where To Eat and Drink

 Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

If you’re coming to Philly to check out the Easter parade (or looking to avoid making the trek home to your parent’s house), these restaurants are serving up brunch and dinner for your Easter celebrations.

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3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Are Back


This Saturday, July 19th, the 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off is back and bigger than ever. Last year’s event featured 11 restaurants and food trucks, and this year’s will feature 20. The judges’ decision will be much more difficult and as a visitor, your stomach will be much more full.

Starting at 1 p.m., guests are welcome to sample the hot dogs, enjoy craft beer from Victory Brewing Company, jam out to live music and even vote for their favorite dog of the day. General admission is free, but food/drinks tickets cost $10 for 4 and $30 for 15. Or, if you’re looking for that VIP treatment, spend $30 and get early access at noon, a VIP gift, and 20 food/drink tickets. Proceeds will go to the preservation of the Headhouse Square Shambles. To purchase tickets, click here.

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The Southwest Philly Floater in Liquid Form

southwest-philly-floater-cocktailTwo days ago we told you about a couple of sandwiches named for La Salle’s Tyron Garland’s winning shot over Ole Miss. We wondered when we would see a liquid version and naturally, we didn’t have to wait long.

Tonight Jet Wine Bar is celebrating La Salle’s trip to the Sweet Sixteen with their version of the Southwest Philly Floater. The $9 cocktail is made of gin, Blue Curacao and lemon juice, topped with a Grand Marnier floater.

At Bridget Foy’s on South Street, bartender and La Salle prof Joe Doyle is smartly preparing a Southwest Philly Floater with Christian Brothers Brandy on account of the university’s affiliation with the Christian Brothers. The drink is finished with creme de cacao, an ice cream float. and a rim of cinnamon sugar.

A La Salle basketball forum also posted a recipe for a Southwest Philly Floater. Their version also includes blue curacao and has all the measurements, in case you want to make it at home.

Six Pack: Mac and Cheese in Philadelphia

Macaroni and cheese: that ooey, gooey dish Mom used to make fresh after school with cheese oozing out of every bite. While we’ve all had it, we haven’t had it quite like these six restaurants serve it up.

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Seven Options for Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes isn’t only celebrated in South Philly anymore, we’re seeing the traditional Christmas Eve dinner showing up at more and more restaurants.

In addition to Fish, Positano Coast and Bridget Foy’s you can celebrate at these other restaurants:

  • Amis (Thursday, December 23rd)
  • Avalon (Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th)
  • Paradiso (Christmas Eve)
  • Trax Restaurant and Cafe (Tuesday, December 21 through Christmas Eve)

Christmas Eve – Italian Style [Metro Philadelphia]

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