Tomorrow: Crab And More Crab At Cedar Point’s Maryland Theme Dinner (Plus A New Cocktail Menu)

CPBK Cocktails

Get ready to feast tomorrow because Cedar Point is hosting a Maryland-themed dinner from 5 – 10 p.m. Come hungry and enjoy the cuisine of Maryland, including Old Bay Fries (natch), Half-Shell Oysters, and anything and everything crab. Like we said, you’ll want to come hungry. And to wash it all down? The Maryland beers available are Stillwater Artisanal Ales, DuClaw HellRazer and Natty Boh. The event is pay-as-you-go.

But the fun doesn’t end there because Cedar Point also just debuted a new beer on tap - Food and Ferments, Ginger Lime Kombucha – and a new cocktail menu. Check out the full menu here.

Cedar Point [Foobooz]


Thursday: Bacon Dinner At CPBK

baconThis bacon stuff, it just never gets old.

Tomorrow night, Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen is doing a multi-course bacon dinner which will include vegan bacon with green tomato-jalepeno chutney, gumbo with pork belly (which totally counts as bacon) and shrimp, Texas Tommie sliders with bacon-wrapped pineapple, and Peanut Bacon Brittle for dessert.

Cedar Point does dinners like this every Thursday–choosing a single ingredient and building an entire menu around it. In the past, ingredients have included pumpkin, chestnuts, figs, apples, and squash. But this time around, they left the choosing up to their Facebook fans and when faced with a choice between onions, salt, garlic, jalapenos, chocolate, and bacon, the people, unsurprisingly, went with the delicious pig strips. Honestly, the options could’ve been hundred dollar bills, weed, foie gras, delicious tacos, uncut diamonds and bacon and most people still probably would’ve chosen bacon.

But hey, who are we to argue with the will of the people? The dinner is tomorrow night. Yes, there will be plenty of bacon. Make your plans now.

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen [official]

Snobby Beer Night at Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen


Tonight, Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen is hosting a special snobby beer tap takeover they’re calling “What the Brett!” The night will be a celebration of high-brow beers brewed with brettanomyces, sours and other good stuff.

In addition to the special beers there will also be food specials like eggplant caviar, lobster mac ‘n cheese and champange mussels.

Beers range from $6 to $8 and are $2 off during happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Crabs and Beer at Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen


Is there a better combination than crabs and beer in the summer? Fishtown’s Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen says no and they have your fix. On Wednesday, July 17th, they’re bringing a taste of Maryland and the Eastern Shore to the corner of Cedar and Norris. From 5 p.m. onward you can mix and match your Maryland crab favorites with awesome beers such as Evolution Lot 6 DIPA, Evolution Summer Session, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Heavy Seas Small Craft, DuClaw Misery, Dogfish Head Festina Peche, Brewer’s Art Ozzy, Brewer’s Art Resurrection and of course, National Bohemian.

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen [Official Site]

A Look at Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen


Fishtown’s newest eatery, Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen has gotten a lot of buzz since opening this spring at a six-point intersection less than a mile from Johnny Brenda’s, the neighborhood’s flagship restaurant. Sadly, the kitchen didn’t live up to the hype on my visit. From the mushy BBQ grilled cheese sandwich to the way-undercooked greens to the fried pickles that lost their crispy batter jackets at the slightest touch, dinner was a big disappointment. The chicken-and-waffles and goat-cheese-filled beet ravioli (with beets replacing pasta in the dish) only slightly raised the bar from the absolute bottom. Still, vegans may appreciate the many options the menu holds for them (including a vegan “cheese” board), and the bartenders are warmer than most in this too-cool-for-school neighborhood. But unless you’re a liquor-loving vegetable enthusiast, there’s really very little reason to spend any time here.

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen
2370 E Norris Street

First appeared in the June, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

Louisiana Boil Tonight at Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen


Every Thursday night at Fishtown’s Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen, chef Shannon Dougherty cooks up a “Louisiana Boil.”  The boil can contain anything from crawfish to mussels to crabs to shrimp and is usually served with andouille sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob, or French bread for just $15.

Cedar Point also has some great happy hours specials from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Thursdays so you can enjoy a refreshing drink with your boil. Tonight, Dougherty is tossing shrimp and crawfish into the boil. If you can’t make it tonight, have no fear as this boil is turning into a Thursday tradition at the new Fishtown spot.

Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen [Official Site]

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen Is Just Around the Corner


After almost seven years in Northern Liberties at A Full Plate CafeShannon Dougherty and Liz Petersen are about to open (early February) Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen in Fishtown.

The new space wich seats 50 will feature a bar with specialty cocktails and 15 craft brews on tap. Chef Dougherty is calling her menu, “70s housewife meets southern comfort food.” Highlights include:

  • Chicken Three Ways 
    • (including southern buttermilk and spicy Korean fried)
  • Catfish
  • Veggie po’ boys
  • Jambalaya

The full menu will include several vegan options and locally sourced product as well.

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Last Call at a Couple of Philadelphia Stalwarts

Last guest check at Carman’s | Holly Moore

This weekend saw the last dishes leaving the kitchens at both A Full Plate and Carman’s Country Kitchen. Michael Klein has the details on the end of the A Full Plate on Liberties Walk, and what to expect from its Fishtown successor, Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen.

Holly Moore was at Carman’s Country Kitchen for its last day. No future local spot is in the works for owner Carman Luntzal, who is heading out of town. But check out Moore’s photos of the last day at the 23-year old South Philadelphia bruncherie.

A Full Plate’s finale [The Insider]
Last Order Served at Carman’s [Facebook]

A Full Plate Moves to Fishtown

The Insider is reporting that A Full Plate is moving to Fishtown. Shannon Dougherty and Liz Peterson will be moving their café and catering from Liberties Walk to a spot across from Loco Pez at 2370 E. Norris Street when their lease is up in 2013. The new digs, called Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen, will have a liquor license, 50 seats, and 16 taps. Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen will cook up American cuisine classics for dinner and lunch every day, with brunch on the weekends.

Read on for the winners of A Full Plate’s rib-off and taco takedown »