Tiki Coming to Midtown Village

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Tiki is the next concept for this Midtown Village corner | Photo via Google Maps

Jason Evenchik, owner of Vintage, Time, Bar, Garage and Heritage is opening a tiki bar at 102 South 13th (the former Corner and APO) in Midtown Village. Evenchik, who is partnering with Time general manager Tim Heuisler, is going with a single word name, naming the “surf tiki bar,” Tiki.

Tiki will be a drink focused, casual bar offering both classic tiki drinks and Heuisler’s take on “new tiki.” A small Pacific Rim-inspired food menu will accompany the boozy drinks. Expect noodles, dumplings and meat on sticks. The vibe will helped along by a large tiki-inspired mural and a mix of surf rock and hip-hop.

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Elixr Is Presenting a Coffee and Cocktail Competitions

elixr-squareOn Thursday, November 21st, Elixr Coffee is hosting coffee and cocktail competitions featuring bars and coffee shops around the city.

On this special night, a latte art throwdown featuring top baristas from sixteen coffee bars in Philadelphia will compete. That will be followed by a coffee-centric cocktail competition featuring bartenders from cocktail bars and restaurants (Vedge, The Corner, 1 Tippling Place, Farmers’ Cabinet and more) around town. It all goes down at Elixr Coffee, 207 Sydenham Street (between 15th and 16th Streets) at 6:30 p.m. As Elixr says, “Come to Taste the Magic. Come, and we All Win.”

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The Corner and Corner Foodery Are Doing Crawfish

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So, The Corner on 13th Street is doing a little trial run for the upcoming Philly Beer Week celebrations being held at their satellite location—Corner Foodery on Sansom Street. What celebrations, you ask?

These celebrations.

So tonight at The Corner, from 6-9pm, chef John Taus is hosting a crawfish boil, where $15 gets you crawfish, shrimp and sausage. They have a rooftop, people. Don’t miss out.

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New Fall Menu Arrives at The Corner

It’s a sure sign that fall has arrived when restaurants release revamped menus for our eating delight. More often than not, however, these menus seem to revolve around the over-glorified pumpkin spice. Thankfully, The Corner has defied this trend with its recent menu additions.

Staying true to American Cuisine, chef John Taus has provided a home-inspired, seasonally appropriate menu, sans the pumpkin. Old favorites like Tuesday’s Chicken Pot Pie return and are joined by a Saturday special of Roasted Lamb Leg served with fennel potato gratin, mint gremolata, and golden raisins.

The Corner Dinner Menu (PDF)
The Corner [Official Site]



The Corner and Foodery Form Voltron, Offer Beer, Cured Meats for Center City

Tucked inside HughE Dillon’s roundup of Feastival is this nugget:

Tony [Rim] are just about a month away from opening their new project, the Corner Foodery at 1710 Sansom Street. They’ll carry over 800 gourmet beers from around the country and serve simple sandwiches with cured meats by Corner chef John Taus.

This collaboration was first mentioned back in May of 2007 but no one has been talking about it since. We’re intrigued to say the least and imagine our lunch hours will soon be taken up by staring at the rows of beers wooing us from their coolers.

PHOTOS: Third Annual Feastival [The Philly Post]

New Summer Menu at the Corner

John Taus is kicking it at The Corner and he has updated his menus for summer. Among the new dishes; scallop crudo, heriloom tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad. pulled lamb sandwich, Long Island duck breast and a lobster clam bake. On Saturdays he’s offering a back yard barbecue dinner that changes weekly.

The Corner Lunch Menu (PDF)
The Corner Dinner Menu (PDF)

The Corner [Official Site]

Six Pack: Doughnut Desserts in Philadelphia Restaurants

Sure, you could go to Wawa at 7 a.m. to wrestle an icing-slathered and probably stale doughnut out of another commuter’s grubby hands to get your morning sugar rush. Or, you could wait for the dessert menu after dinner at one of Philadelphia’s finest restaurants for a twist on the breakfast staple.

If you’re bored with the same old Boston Cream check out these six restaurants serving up daring and delicious dessert dougnuts.

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“Foie Fridays” Starts Tomorrow

In protest of the recent foie gras troubles in California (where a complete Nanny State ban on foie gras is due to take effect on July 1), Philadelphia chefs are teaming up to support their West Coast brethren in fighting the good fight. In order to bring a little light and make a little noise, chefs like Jason Cichonski of Ela have called on their colleagues to bring foie gras to the people.

The result? Foie Fridays. And the first one is tomorrow.

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The Corner’s Happy Hour

Someone recently commented on Foobooz that The Corner on 13th Street deserved more buzz and we couldn’t agree more. The fried jalapeño cream cheese balls, the popcorn crusted shrimp (pictured), the lobster pot pie and bacon wrapped pork tenderloin all are reasons to stop in to sample John Taus’ cooking. The happy hour deals  from 5 to 7 p.m. are another reason.

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