Wednesday, June 21st marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere — the time when the tilt of Earth on its axis puts us closest to the sun. That makes it the longest day of the year, and three of Queen Village’s top restaurants have teamed up to make the most of it with a street festival on Bainbridge Green tomorrow night.
Maybe you’ve got the most incredible buffalo chicken dip recipe known to man, or maybe you enjoy grilling in the cold. Maybe you’re just some sort of crazed masochist who actually enjoys holing up in a kitchen while your friends and family have all of the fun without you. Sane people? They like to relax on Sundays — especially Super Bowl Sundays — and you can too if you let a bunch of these Philly pros do the work for you.
So we already told you about the pie buffet that George Sabatino and Sam Jacobson are putting together on Christmas Eve at Aldine. But now there’s this, too–a $55, five-course prix fixe (with wine pairing included) that Jason Cichonski and his team at Ela have planned for the same night.
Granted, there are no pies on this menu, but there are beets roasted in coffee and bucatini with white figs and porcini butter, if you’re into that kind of thing.
Around the office, some of our co-workers have lamented that everyone knows about their favorite happy hours and perhaps the Foobooz crew has some undiscovered happy hours options where they could drink and eat cheaply without the crowds.
So here is our list of previously undiscovered Philadelphia happy hours.
Headhouse Farmers Market is entering its tenth season since opening in 2007. It is Philly’s largest open-air market and each year over 40,000 Philadelphians flock to it.
On Sunday, June 5th The Food Trust and the owner and chef of Ela, Jason Cichonski, are partnering to host Shopping with the Chef at the market as part of the year long celebration of Headhouse’s ten seasons.
Shopping with the Chef will offer a behind the scenes look at how local chefs, like Cichonski, approach their seasonal menus.
UPDATE: We’ve got the full menu now, so check it out after the jump.
Granted, it’s going to be a little late for the official festivities, but if Sunday comes and you still haven’t gotten all the St. Patrick’s Day out of your system, there’s this: A brunch, being organized and prepared by BFFs Scott Schroeder (Hungry Pigeon, etc.) and Jason Cichonski at Cichonski’s restaurant Ela. It’s happening on Sunday from 10:30am until 2:30pm, and they’re calling it the “St. Patrick’s Day Whiskey And Waffles Brunch” so there will presumably be both whiskey and waffles.
Also, this is like the third time the duo have done an event like this together, and yeah. There was plenty of whiskey before. And waffles.
Whether you’ve tired of Center City Sips, your go-to bar, or simply drinking at home, here’s a round-up of the newer additions to the list of Philadelphia’s happy hours this summer. With the heat of August on the horizon, we’re probably all going to need a drink (or three), so let these newcomers reinvigorate your weekday drinking.
We’ll accept a cocktail as thanks.