I Have Complicated Feelings About Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabfries Chips

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They’ve arrived.

Yesterday afternoon, Herr’s officially unveiled their latest flavor, Chickie’s & Pete’s Famous Crabfries, at the restaurant’s South Philly location. This came a few weeks after rumors swirled about the chip’s existence, and days after they started popping up at Oregon Avenue’s finer Sunoco stations.

So, are they any good? That’s a seemingly simple question with a seemingly simple answer: Yes. Yes they are. Read more »

Herr’s Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabfries Chips Are Now Available

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Chickie’s & Pete’s Famous Crabfries Seasoned Potato Chips

About a month ago a photo of Herr’s Chickie’s & Pete’s Famous Crabfries Potato Chips showed up on social media. At the time, we were told the chips would be available in a few months. But the feedback was so overwhelming that Herr Foods moved up the release date and the chips are now available.

The chip’s taste mimics the Chickie & Pete’s crinkle-cut French fries that are sprinkled with a Old-Bay-esque seasoning and are served with cheese sauce.

The chips are available for $1.49 per bag and will be distributed throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

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Tomorrow: Another Local Face On Hell’s Kitchen (Plus A Viewing Party)

Chickies_PetesHell’s Kitchen somehow begins its 14th season tomorrow, and once again, features a local face. Chef Advisor for the Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurant group, Christine Hazel, will be a victim contestant on the show with celebrity chef and professional shouting enthusiast, Gordon Ramsay.

To watch the tears, blood and breakdowns, Chickie’s & Pete’s will be hosting viewing parties each week at different Chickie’s locations. This week, you can catch it at the Chickie’s & Pete’s Parx Casino location, where Hazel will showcase some featured menu items.

The party begins at 6 pm and the first episode of the season at 8 pm.

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Eagles Fans Threw “Molotov Cheesesteak”


In our unending quest to cover all-things-cheesesteaks, we direct you to the Washington Post’s Sports Blog where Dan Steinberg went above and beyond in figuring out just what was thrown at Philadelphia’s Public Enemy Number One, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Chris Baker. Baker was jeered by fans at the Linc on Sunday after being ejected for an unnecessary roughness penalty for crushing Nick Foles in the 4th quarter.

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2014 Olympics: Pizza Style


Tomorrow, Thursday, July 17th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., restaurants from all over South Philadelphia will compete for what may be the most honorable, and certainly delicious, title known to man: Pizza Olympics Champion. And this year, you get to decide who takes home the crown.

The 6th Annual Pizza Olympics at Penn’s Landing Caterer, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard, will feature fifteen of Philadelphia’s pizza parlors, all of which will fight knead for your votes. Guests will decide the top slices in seven categories – Best Crust, Best Veggie, Best Creative Topping, Best White, Favorite Sicilian, Top Tomato Pie, and Best Sauce. Tickets are $15 and get you three hours of all-you-can-eat pizza sampling. And in addition to your full stomachs, the event is providing a DJ, prizes, and performance by the Mummers.

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Free Crabfries: First Ever Chickie’s & Pete’s 5K This Summer

It’s official: Everyone is getting in on the 5K game this year.

The latest comes by way of Chickie’s & Pete’s, the Philly sports bar famous for its crabfries, which is hosting its first-ever timed 5K race on the Atlantic City boardwalk on August 23rd. It will start and end at the Tropicana Casino—where Chickie’s & Pete’s has a location, natch—and feature live music and a post-race beach party with a beer garden. And get this: Every runner will get a free order of crabfries.

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Chickie’s & Pete’s Hit With Whistle Blower Suit


Sharon Chase, a former manager at Chickie’s & Pete’s in Egg Harbor, New Jersey has filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against the sports bar chain and owner Peter Ciarrocchi Jr. Chase alleges she was fired after providing information to federal investigators about the chain’s wage practices.

This is only the latest suit filed against the sports bar chain. More than 80 current and former Chickie’s & Pete’s employees are plaintiffs in a  class-action lawsuits alleging tip-skimming. And the U.S. Labor Department has been investigating wage practices at the chain.

Ex-manager at Chickie’s & Pete’s files whistle-blower suit [Philly.com]

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