Alla Spina isn’t the only place celebrating Star Wars Day today. We’ve also got deals, drinks and special menus from Standard Tap and Cedar Point for those of you out there looking to celebrate the only science fiction film-based holiday that matters (other than Wookie Life Day).
Today, Sunday, March 29 from 1-4 pm, the Fishtown Neighbors Association is hosting their 5th annual Chili Cookoff at the Skybox at 2424 Studios (2424 York Street).
Restaurants chefs and home cooks will compete for awards including Best Restaurant Chili, Best Resident Chili, and People’s Choice Award (which can be won by either a chef or a home cook).
$15 tickets will get you two beers and unlimited chili and can be purchased here , or you can buy a $10 “chili only” pass at the door.
A few days ago we gave you the city’s best food, beer and shot combos. And here’s a friendly reminder that some of them are available tonight.
Cedar Point‘s “Drunk and Cheesy,” happening every Tuesday night, features a special grilled cheese, side of fries, beer and shot for $13. Tonight’s Cheesy is something rather intriguing – black pudding and cheddar on sourdough, with a Sly Fox stout and shot of Jameson. It sounds a little weird, but is a grilled cheese and booze deal nonetheless.
We’ve noticed a trend around town. Restaurants are offering their own version of the happy meal, a sandwich (or in one case, a taco), a shot and a beer. This super-sized Citywide is a welcome combo for bar eaters. Here are some of our favorites in Philadelphia.
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]
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]
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.
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]
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.
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]