Drinking Seasonally: Cool-Weather Cocktails In Philly

Fall Cocktails at Heritage | Photo via Heritage

Fall Cocktails at Heritage | Photo via Heritage

A man can’t live on gin and tonic alone.

Well, he can, I suppose. And god knows I try. But the changing seasons here don’t just affect what’s for dinner at Philly’s better bars and restaurants, they also mean changes to cocktail lists across the city. We poked around a little bit, and here’s what we found: Almost a dozen cool-weather cocktails that you should be drinking this weekend.

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Kevin Sbraga’s the Fat Ham Offering Three Days of Wings


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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Instagram Roundup Of The Week: Prepare For Insta-hunger (Snacks Recommended)

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You know what’s hard? Picking the best ten of about a zillion awesome food instagrams from this past week. You know what’s even harder? Trying to do that without snacks (I couldn’t make it– thankfully the office has cake today).

Moral of the story? Have something delicious by your side before you look at these. You’ll thank me later.

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Pastry Chef Monica Glass Is Back in Philly

monica-glass-400Acclaimed pastry chef Monica Glass has been named Kevin Sbraga’s executive pastry chef. Glass, who was the pastry chef at 10 Arts before a stint at Fish, left Philadelphia for two plus years in Boston; where she worked at chef Ken Oringer’s Clio and Uni, winning Food & Wine magazine’s best new pastry chefs award for 2013.

The West Chester native is debuting her first dessert menu at Sbraga, but will also oversee the dessert operations at the Fat Ham and Juniper Commons.

Check out Monica Glass’s first dessert offerings at Sbraga »

Fat Tuesday at the Fat Ham


What, did you seriously think Kevin Sbraga was going to let a holiday like this go by without throwing a party?

If you can’t make it all the way down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you can still celebrate Fat Tuesday in NOLA fashion at The Fat Ham. On Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 5-9:30pm, the crew will be aiming a little further south than usual and guests can pay $39 to get their creole-style feast on.

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The Fat Ham Adds Lunch and Happy Hour

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Lunch is back at the Fat Ham | Pimento cheese with grilled country bread

Beginning today, the Fat Ham is offering lunch and happy hour. Kevin Sbraga’s Southern restaurant in University City is offering lunch weekdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lunch includes the Fat Ham burger, shrimp and grits, pork belly and a hot chicken sandwich.

Happy hour consists of $4 snacks, discounted beers, wines and cocktails.

Check out the Fat Ham’s lunch and happy hour menus »

The Fat Ham Is Celebrating Its First Anniversary With An Oyster Roast


The Fat Ham is hosting an Oyster Roast on Tuesday, December 9 to celebrate its one-year anniversary, and chef Kevin Sbraga is going all-out, serving a variety of dishes family-style. He’s also got a solid list of sides and accompaniments for the oysters, and the whole thing will only run you $60 a head for 3 courses.

Check out the menu below.

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