The Cambridge – Since you’ll surely be up and shopping by 4 a.m., you’ll be ready for a Bloody Mary by 11:30. And that works out well since that’s when the Cambridge opens and your first Bloody is free through 2:30 p.m.
Kraftwork and Sidecar – Both these bars are offering their annual Blackout Brunch. Sidecar is making Thanksgiving leftovers sound appealing with specials like “green bean casserole quiche” and yam soup plus dark beers like Great Lakes Blackout Stout and Goose Island Bourbon Country Stout. Kraftwork is offering almond pumpkin coffee cake and Thanksgiving biscuits and gravy. The Fishtown bar will also be going dark on tap with Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout highlighting an impressive list.
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If you’re running the Philadelphia Marathon this weekend you’ll have no need for our beer calorie counter. But you probably will be looking for brunch and maybe a beer after your 26.2 miles. Be Well Philly has a good list places for beer and maybe brunch, within a half-mile of the Philadelphia Marathon finish line.
Philadelphia Marathon: Where to Drink (and Brunch) Near the Finish Line [Be Well Philly]
Fact: There’s no reward for 26.2—or 13.1, for that matter—quite like an ice-cold beer. Marathon runners often swear off the stuff for weeks or months leading up to the event. It dehydrates. It slows recovery. But, gosh, does it taste good.
So if you’re jonesing for a brew after you cross the finish line on Sunday, here’s a list of watering holes (most serve brunch, too!), all of which no more than a half mile from the finish line. You earned it.
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Every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., West Philadelphia’s Dock Street Brewery is hosting a brunch, complete with breakfast pizzas, calzones, poached eggs and more. Also on the menu are beer cocktails like the “Firhouse Maria” and the “Brewdriver.”
If the Eagles have the early game, you can enjoy that on the projection screen TV. And discounted $10 growler fills are also available through the end of the year.
Dock Street Brewery [Foobooz]
City Tap House has recently welcomed a new executive chef. Chef Chad Vetter has been working at the University City beer bar since April before ascending to be the top guy in the kitchen. Vetter previously lived in South Carolina where he worked at Sea Pines Resort, overseeing five restaurants. Vetter is originally from Levittown, PA and now resides in Philadelphia with his wife, who is expecting their first child.
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Photo by Jason Varney
Looking for brunch plans this weekend? We’ve got you covered with our brand new brunch guide. Part of the Food Lover’s Guide, the brunch guide offers brunch suggestions no matter what you’re looking for. Whether it be:
- Weekday Options
- No Wait
- Day Drinking
- Fancy Pants
Check all of them out in the new Philadelphia magazine Brunch Guide.
Food Lover’s Guide to Philadelphia Brunch [Philadelphia Magazine]
Philadelphia magazine’s October cover story, The Food Lover’s Guide to Philly is now completely online.
From buying the best steak to assembling the perfect hoagie, the guide is stuffed to the gills with useful information.
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Photo by Samuel Markey
Each week, Mica does a mid-week tasting menu and this one grabbed our attention because it is all about lobster. The four-course lobster tasting is available today through Friday for $45 per person.
And this Sunday is also Chestnut Hill’s Second Sunday promotion where shopping, strolling and brunching is on the agenda. Mica is one of about a dozen restaurants that participate. Check out Mica’s brunch menu here.
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Happy almost-weekend, Be Wellers! I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but this week felt eternal, so I for one am super pumped that we’re just over an hour away from the official start of the weekend. If you’ve got stay-at-home brunch plans in your near future, may I recommend one of these yummy pancake recipes? Unlike your typical flapjacks, these pack an extra nutritional punch by incorporating things like whole grains, instead of refined flour, fresh fruit, and even leafy greens.
Have at it, people.
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Shifty’s Taco wasted no time opening after getting the go-ahead from the Health Department. In a tweet on Friday evening the Girard Avenue taco shop announced they had passed their final inspection and planned to open the next evening for dinner. Zack Shell, who was formerly a manager at El Fuego will be operating Shifty’s in a soft-opening mode today and tomorrow with hours from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Shifty’s Taco will be serving up their full menu and hours. Delivery (Broad to Schuylkill, Girard to Spring Garden) is about a week away and this weekend will see brunch launch with options like huevos rancheros, chorizo egg burritos and plantain bread pudding.
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