Fitler Dining Room Adds Happy Hour

fitler-dining-room-fried-chicken-sandwichFitler Dining Room has added happy hour. The Center City restaurant is offering sangria and snacks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. everyday. The menu includes half-price oysters, a daily cheese special, a veggie plate and popcorn dusted with Rogue Creamery’s “Blue Heaven” cheese.

The highlight however is the Japanese Fried Chicken Sandwich which includes bread and butter pickles, slaw and is served on a semolina roll. On the drink side Fitler Dining Room is offering Tiger Lager for $3 and summer sangria (white wine, lillet, berries) for $5 a glass, $23 a pitcher.
Full Fitler Dining Room Happy Hour Menu » 

Free Beer at WokWorks Every Wednesday

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What better way to celebrate Hump Day than with free beer and food specials? Well maybe with free beer and food specials on a beach, but let’s not be picky.

Starting today, Wednesday, July 9th, and continuing every WednesdayWokWorks will be pouring free draft beer (until the keg runs out) from 5 – 10 p.m. And tonight you can get your hands on Kirin, an authentic Japanese beer that can be enjoyed with the delicious (and cheap) food specials, including $2 slider buns, $3 dumplings, $5 tropicalia wings and more.

Beers are limited to 3 per person because after all, you still have to go in to work the next day.

WokWorks [Foobooz]

Angry Bull Burger Comes to Village Whiskey

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For the month of July, Iron Chef Jose Garces’ restaurant, Village Whiskey is heating things up with a mouthwatering burger, and you can thank San Fermín’s Running of the Bulls for it.

To celebrate the event, Village Whiskey will debut the Angry Bull Burger featuring aged manchego cheese, chorizo billbao, fried padron pepper, tempranillo grilled onions and smoked paprika aioli. The burger will cost $22 and that’s no bull.

Village Whiskey [Foobooz]

Matt & Marie’s Bringing Italian Sandwich Shop to Center City

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Looking for a new lunch spot? Well look no further. Matt & Marie’s, a sandwich shop, is bringing its modern twist on Italian classics to Philly. The restaurant at 18th and Arch Streets will offer fresh baked Italian bread, artisanal meats and cheeses, and fresh modern toppings as well.

The soft opening is Thursday, June 26th, but if you can’t make it then, don’t fret because the shop will be open to the public Monday, June 30th.

Matt & Marie’s [Official]

 

First Bite: Good Stuff Eatery

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Top Chef runner-up Spike Mendelsohn is in town today for the grand opening of his Good Stuff Eatery. The 18th Street restaurant had a good crowd this afternoon but was doing an admirable job keeping up with curious first day eaters who lined up to the door.

The burger spot reflects Mendelsohn’s cocky persona with a painted wall stating “Food So Pure You’ll Think It’s Amish” to staff t-shirts thanking Shake Shack, Bobby’s Burger Palace and others while stating “we’ll take it from here.”

Mendelsohn himself, spent time working behind the counter, tossing trash away and also mingling with guests like you’d expect a celebrity to do.

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Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery Has A Date

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It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery is finally getting ready to open the doors. The big day? Tuesday, June 24. There’ll be a bunch of press stuff (with his Spike-ness in attendance) starting at 10am, and then the doors officially open to the public at 11am for burgers, hand-cut fries and milkshakes.

There’ll be prizes, of course. The first 100 customers in line get a chance to win a pair of tickets for a Celebrity Cruises trip this summer (on which they’ll be joined by Spike, so…awesome?). And the first 1,000 customers will get to grab prizes out of a “Bowl Of Good Stuff.” You know, kind of like when you go to the dentist. Said Good Stuff includes tee shirts, signed copies of the Good Stuff cookbook, VIP cards, tickets to various sporting events and things like that.

But seriously, 1,000 customers? That’s gonna be one helluva line.

Good Stuff Eatery [f8b8z]

City Tap House To Replace Public House

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The Public House’s nine-year run will end after service on July 5th. Public House Investments, its parent company is replacing the bar with another of its concepts, City Tap House. Like the University City location of City Tap House, the Logan Square location will  of course focus on beer with an extensive draft system as well as collection of foreign and domestic bottles. The new location will include forty beer taps plus two cask engines.

City Tap House Logan Square is aiming to open in September with a look combining industrial with rustic. Like the original, reclaimed lumber with steel and copper accents will set the tone. The bar will offer a large 18′ x 9′ video wall plus large windows that can fully open when the weather permits.

The dining room will seat 170 and the bar will have 44 seats. The menu will be developed with the help of chefs Chad Vetter (City Tap House) and Marc Plessis (Pennsylvania 6).

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Liberté Lounge Introduces Healthy Bites and a New Chef

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The Liberté Lounge at The Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel is getting ready for the summer with new chef Justin Perdue. Along with the new addition in the kitchen, the lounge has also introduced a new summertime menu, which includes under 400-calorie meals like the Amish Chicken (250 calories) or the Pan Seared Halibut (310). Other new dishes include Stone Ground Polenta and Roasted Pork Tenderloin with kohlrabi risotto. And if you’re looking to keep the night going, don’t shy away from the dessert menu in fear that you’ll have to unbutton your pants on the walk home, the Mango Mousse and Homemade Sorbet are both under 150 calories. Or, for those who wore their stretchy pants, a chocolate coffee ganache cake is also on the menu. The new menus will available everyday at lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea. 

Liberté Lounge [Official]

Check Out Matyson’s Summer Seafood Tasting Menu

Tuna Tartare on Matyson's Summer Seafood tasting menu.

Tuna Tartare on Matyson’s Summer Seafood tasting menu.

When we received Matyson’s summer seafood tasting menu for the week over the weekend we were really impressed. And now that we’ve seen the photos, well we suggest you make reservations immediately.

Matyson’s summer seafood tasting menu is available now through Thursday, June 12th and is $45 for five-courses.

Check out the menu in photos »

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