I had a dream that Harp & Crown would be officially the ampersand era of restaurant names. Then I realized Chix & Bowls was about to open on 20th Street in Center City. I groaned, muttered something about chix being a stupid name and then remembered a vow I took to not judge a place because I didn’t like a name. If others did the same, maybe we’d still have the food of Hoof & Fin to enjoy.
So I stopped into the Korean spot specializing in chicken of course and yes, bowls. It’s the second location for the concept. The original is at 138 South 11th Street and has gone through several names already, starting as Chick-A-Lic and Chick-a-licious. The menu is split into wings, sandwiches, tenders, salads and rice bowls. Just about everything on the menu comes with chicken, though steak is another option for the rice bowls.
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Bella Vista’s Coeur turns one
Bella Vista’s Coeur turns one on Thursday, September 15th and is partying with some breweries that have a special place in its (ahem) heart.
And in even more good news, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Coeur is offering pints of Yards Philly Pale Ale for just one dollar.
Coeur is also kicking off its birthday week with new weekly specials that include:
- Tuesday: Half-Price Coeur Burger
- Wednesday: Half-Price Wings
- Thursday: Beer-n-Beer (Brisket Sandwich and a featured pint for just $15)
And Tuesday through Friday, Coeur is offering a happy hour of all local beers for just $3. And that is accompanied by happy hour food for $4.
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Sbraga | Photo via Sbraga Dining
Sbraga a 440 South Broad Street must have enjoyed feeding wing lovers during the PIFA Festival this weekend as the restaurant is again encouraging people to come in and check out the restaurant differently from dinner.
This week, Monday through Wednesday, the Sbraga bar will be offering specials between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Among the specials, Vadouvan chicken wings. And when chef Kevin Sbraga does anything with chicken (we’ve called him the chicken whisperer in the past), we encourage all to take notice.
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Okay, I know we already told you about making plans to eat crawfish this weekend, but here’s something else to look forward to: a Fat Ham takeover at Sbraga.
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Graduate Hospital’s Sidecar Bar & Grille has brought back chicken wings as a permanent part of their menu and during all Flyers playoff games they will be on special for $7.
Chef Brian Lofink has created three varieties for the menu including one variety that looks a lot like these gems:
- Buffalo style with Maytag Blue Cheese Sauce and Celery & Carrot Ribbons
- Honey Chipotle BBQ with Cornbread Crumble and Scallions
- Ranch Powder with Scallion Creme Fraiche and Pickled Red Onions & Jalapenos
Sidecar Bar & Grille [Foobooz]
Nothing says wing connoisseur like a fur.
Lily Cope, executive director of COOK is trying to prove she’s picked up a thing or two from the chefs that have held classes at the Rittenhouse Square presentation kitchen. Tonight the wings she has designed will be served at Sidecar Bar & Grille starting at 5 p.m. The wings feature special breaded ranch and dill pickle brined wings served with ranch dressing, Crystal’s hot butter sauce and celery ribbon salad.
I’ll admit that sounds pretty good, but can it really be better than the Foobooz Wings that have served as the basis of Kraftwork’s wings? I doubt it.
So come on down and join Cope as she hangs out for wings, booze, fun and a little smack talk from yours truly.
Sidecar Bar & Grille [Foobooz]
Happy wingaversary. The Fat Ham turns two with wings and an expanded menu.
The Fat Ham, Kevin Sbraga’s University City Southern comfort food restaurant is turning two on Wednesday, December 9th and he’s celebrating with a night of wings. Sbraga will be offering offering a variety of wings including:
- Country Captain Wings with curry and Chow Chow aioli
- Lavender Honey Wings with pink peppercorn
- Salsa Verde Wings with smoked green tomato and pork rinds
- Mustard BBQ Wings with mustard, hickory, and brown sugar
The six wings go for $7.50 during the celebration, they’ll normally be $10.
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Tonight, Nick Elmi of Laurel on East Passyunk is creating wings for Sidecar Bar and Grille’s monthly “Wing Thing.” Elmi, who clearly needs help in the kitchen, is bringing in his coffee friend, Chris Miller, lead roaster of La Colombe, who will be helping to make La Colombe Coffee Cured Wings with Eddie’s habanero squash sauce and benne seeds.
The wings will try and take down my wing creation that by all accounts (or at least my account) are the best wings ever. But the Top Chef winner probably has a shot at second best; with coffee and a habanero sauce, at least Tom Colicchio won’t be able to complain they’re under-seasoned.
Elmi and Miller will be at the Sidecar starting at 5 p.m. and the wings will be on the menu for the rest of the week.
Nick Elmi of Laurel Restaurant BYOB in the kitchen for this month’s ‘Wing Thing’ [Facebook]
Winged Out Pop Up at The Fat Ham
Kevin Sbraga, who is very much a chicken whisperer, is doing chicken wings for three days at his University City restaurant, the Fat Ham. His Winged Out Pop Up is running from Thursday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 5th.
The pop-up will feature three different kinds of wings at $7 for a half-dozen. The wings will be available for eat-in or takeout.
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Drexel’s Verde Hot Chicken Wings at Sidecar Bar
It’s a “Wing Thing” returns to the Sidecar tonight. The 22nd and Christian Street bar is debuting Drexel Food Lab Manager Ally Zeitz’s Verde Hot Chicken wings and they sound pretty great.
The wings are inspired by the flavors of salsa verde and Nashville’s hot chicken. The wings are brined in seasoned buttermilk, lightly floured, then dipped in hot oil made from green jalapeno and duck fat. The wings are then served with pomegranate yogurt and pickled onions.
The wings go on sale at 5 p.m. and will be there for one night only.
Sidecar Bar and Grille [Foobooz]