Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26th, Chris and Heather Fetfatzes, who saw their Hawthornes Cafe closed by fire on Monday, will be hosting a huge Bell’s Brewery takeover at their other bar, the Cambridge.
24 Bell’s beers will be on draft in total, including the highly sought after HopSlam among others. The beers start pouring at 4 p.m. Get there early to taste that Hopslam.
The Cambridge [Foobooz]
We’re certain you have your day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. planned out. But if you need a hearty breakfast before you start, Chris Fetfatzes’ Hawthornes and The Cambridge are open for brunch.
We’re sure the Cambridge’s Taylor Pork Roll and Chorizo Egg Sandwich is just the base you need before helping to clean or paint one of Philadelphia’s recreation centers.
Brunch menu at The Cambridge »
On Wednesday, December 11th, the Cambridge is hosting an Allagash Tap Take Over. All of the South Street bar’s draft lines will feature Allagash favorites, multiple vintages, and rarities.
Plus, the Cambridge is giving away fun prizes to guests who walk the runway in their ugliest holiday sweaters.
The Allagash Beer lineup »
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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The Cambridge is getting set to hold its second annual chili cook off. The event takes place on Sunday, November 10th at 3 p.m. and the South Street bar is still looking for a few more contestants who want to compete for the title, “Best Chili in Philly.”
Guests get to sample as much chili as they like and vote for their favorite. The Cambridge will also have more than ten pumpkin beers on tap.
The competition will be held in the outdoor courtyard, so dress accordingly.
Contestants may sign up by emailing their contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cambridge on South Street West is revamping its menu for fall. Chef Brendan Fox, who used to work at Barbuzzo has been on the Cambridge team a few months and now he’s rolling out his first full menu. Fox’s menu will venture into house-made cheese and fresh pasta. Fox also is smoking and curing meats in house. Also on Fox’s team is Abby Smith of Prohibition Taproom and Dan Kaufmann of Fork.
Menu highlights and more photos »
The Cambridge on South Street will be hosting a spring pig roast on Sunday, May 19, in their outdoor courtyard. The event gets underway at 5 p.m. with suckling roasted pig and sides like farro salad and homemade cornbread and a nice Victory Summer Love draft for only $18.
The Cambridge will also have a few spring and summer draft favorites for $5, like 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon, Ithaca Apricot Wheat, Blue Point Spring Fling, Port Brewing Summer Pale Ake, Troegg’s and Sunshine Pils. The event will move inside around 9:30 p.m. when blues guitarist George Urgo takes the stage. Nothing can welcome spring quite like pig, beer, and blues, and you can get it all at The Cambridge this Sunday.
The Cambridge [Official Site]
The Cambridge is hosing highly acclaimed Vermont brewery, Hill Farmstead Brewing tonight. Brewer Shaun Hill will be in the house as will the highly sought after Ephraim Imperial Pale Ale. Hill Farmstead is not doing any big Philly Beer Week events so if you want to sample a lot of their beers, tonight’s your night.
Hill Farmstead Night at The Cambridge »
On Wednesday, March 6th at 4 p.m. Bell’s Brewery takes over all 24 taps at The Cambridge. The only firkin of Hopslam in the city will be among the beers pouring from the highly regarded Michigan brewery. And you can compare that firkin to the draft version, because there will be two Hopslams pouring.
Some of the Bell’s on tap »
The drinks are the thing at South Street’s The Cambridge. The food, well Craig LaBan has some issues there.
I might have loved the Asian-styled pulled pork sandwich called Sensei Kris had the tender shreds of confit-cooked pork not been reheated on the plancha to a crispy black. The towering meat loaf sandwich layered atop an onion-poppy roll with a fried egg? Burned to a char. Even the lightly curried cauliflower florets that accompanied the dry fillet of salmon were roasted briquette-black.
One Bell – Hit-or-miss
Drinks: Excellent. Food: Not worth the long wait [Philadelphia Inquirer]
The Cambridge [Official Site]