Lee from Hop Sing Laundromat is going to be bringing his cocktails to Jamonera tonight, August 12th at 10 p.m. So the long-pant and shoe averse can enjoy Lee’s cocktails without Hop Sing’s rules and dress code.
We’ve got Lee’s drink list and what Marcie Turney is making in the kitchen.
Drinks and snacks »
After six years Chick’s Social is closing. But the bar at 7th and Kater isn’t going out quietly. Tuesday and Wednesday will feature the $18 lobster bake (reservations required and close Monday at 5 p.m.). Also back is George, bartender, server and all-around enjoyable guy. He’ll be working Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Katie Loeb, who put herself and Chick’s on the map years ago will be bartending on Friday and Saturday nights.
A weekend of greatest hits will include returning favorites like:
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Lee from Hop Sing Laundromat floated the idea of loosening up his dress code to allow men to wear dress shorts. After all, he does allow women to wear them. When he floated the idea on Twitter, he received mostly howls of protest from devotees who saw the loosening of the dress code as the top of a slippery slope. So Lee, being Lee, set up a “Supreme Court of Hop Sing Laundromat” to weigh in on the subject. The justices ranged from Phillie, Kevin Frandsen to Marc Vetri to yours truly. The nine justices wrote in their opinions and the results were overwhelming.
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The Ranstead Room rolls out several new summer cocktails today. Fresh pineapple juice, housemade syrups and muddled raspberries will make the dark and sexy cocktail bar feel almost bright and summery. We’re particularly looking forward to downing the Firing Squad Special.
Ranstead Room Summer Cocktails »
Friday, June 28th is National Ceviche Day – and Milagro Tequila is celebrating by partnering with acclaimed Iron Chef Jose Garces to pair three of his signature ceviche dishes with fresh and simple Milagro cocktails, available at his Mexican small plates restaurant, Distrito.
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Instagram can be a wealth of knowledge, if you ignore all your friends that take pictures of their new manicures and cringe-worthy selfies. For God’s sake, people, come on.
We’ve learned that Fishtown’s Lloyd Whiskey Bar has a phenomenal happy hour, and they post their changing happy hour cocktail every day.
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Today marks the fourth anniversary of Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. Ah we remember the first days so well, Arthur Kade requesting flavored vodka, followed by vodka, followed by a very puzzled look. And now after four years, the bar is no doubt a success story. And to celebrate, head bartender Al Sotack tells us they will be offering $9 daiquiris for the next month, right through July 18th.
We asked Sotack what’s the deal with the upstairs expansion of Franklin and received a surprising answer. The upstairs has been very quietly open for the past three weeks. And this weekend you can find Sotack and bartender Catherine Manning upstairs working the new bar. In addition to the extra room, the Franklin will experiment with reservations upstairs at the end of July.
So, go celebrate four years with Franklin Mortgage and if you go on a weekend, check out what’s happening upstairs.
Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co. [Official Site]
It’s back, and it’s a lot to handle.
Center City Sips, much like Restaurant Week, is the worst and best thing for this city. Flocks of overzealous bar hoppers migrate through the city like locusts, drinking their way to oblivion, weighing themselves down with cheap food, most of which tastes like they’re priced. Yeah, it makes participating restaurants and bars a lot of money, and yeah, it’s good for getting business back from those saving money for beach weekends, but now your time between orders just got longer. So if you’re going to do it, do it right.
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Brian Freedman finds that Christian Gaal and Phoebe Esmon have created a warm weather menu of seasonally appropriate cocktails at Northern Liberties’ Emmanuelle, that are far from dumbed down
Several weeks ago, I had a chance to check out a number of the new drinks as they were approaching their final stages of development, and the results, as I expected, were stunning. One drink in particular I can’t stop thinking about is the Satyricon, a brilliant assembly of gin, dry curaçao, lemon, cinnamon and cardamom tinctures, and an ingenious red pepper-carrot-ginger syrup. An hour after I tasted it, I was still trying to parse it in my mind: It goes down both dangerously easily (as is the goal of this season’s drinks) and lingers on the palate beautifully. Esmon and Gaal are alchemists as much as they are mixologists, and the payoff of their painstaking work is evident in every sip.
Philabeverage: Emmanuelle goes to the light side [Philadelphia Weekly]
Emmanuelle [Official Site]
There are very few things in the world that make as much sense as oysters in the summertime. It’s easy math; it’s common sense; it’s comfort and splendor at the same time. Oyster House on Sansom is ready for summer.
If you go for happy hour, you’ll get $1 oysters, $3 drafts (PBC Kenzinger), $3 shooters, and $5 cocktails (Brickhouse Punch). And that’s all well and good, but sometimes, when you’re feeling good, and life’s finally got your back, spending some time and money on better oysters and better drinks will really set you free. Oyster House has a new cocktail list, and pairing their liquor with the ocean liquor is the best way to take advantage of everything that makes the sea-to-land experience such a beautiful indulgence.
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