For the holidays, sometimes the greatest gift is one you give yourself—not cooking at home for all those guests. Here are seven Philly restaurants well equipped for handling large parties of revelers suddenly arriving on the doorstep.
Not looking to get that blood pressure above 120/80 or your stove above 425º, then here are some Thanksgiving suggestions for the cooking averse.
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 10th at 7 p.m., Fette Sau is hosting a whiskey dinner with New Liberty Distilling. Chef Jason Goodman and New Liberty’s master distiller and owner Robert Cassell will be teaming up on the dinner. In fact Cassell has shared staves from his charred oak whiskey barrels that will be used to smoke the dishes.
Center City will be a packed whirlwind of activity tonight as Center City Sips collides with Restaurant Week to form some sort of perfect storm, that frankly, we’re not sure we want to be a part of. If that seems like too much for you too, we here at Foobooz have a suggestion, Fishtown.
Start your night at Fette Sau for happy hour where beers are half-priced and the burnt end sandwiches are $4.
From there, head down Frankford Avenue to Kensington Quarters and the meat appetizers that are made for sharing. The lomo and pork head cheese are particular standouts. If you aren’t going 100% meat, we’d recommend a pasta to break things up.
Even in this Yankee city, barbecue is a summertime staple. And while any dilettante can find good ribs in Philly these days (and brisket, too), a truly great barbecue joint should be judged by how it handles dishes other than the main attraction. Here’s a brief guide to going deeper at the region’s best barbecue spots. Read more »
Today, Sunday, March 29 from 1-4 pm, the Fishtown Neighbors Association is hosting their 5th annual Chili Cookoff at the Skybox at 2424 Studios (2424 York Street).
Restaurants chefs and home cooks will compete for awards including Best Restaurant Chili, Best Resident Chili, and People’s Choice Award (which can be won by either a chef or a home cook).
$15 tickets will get you two beers and unlimited chili and can be purchased here , or you can buy a $10 “chili only” pass at the door.
It doesn’t get much meatier than the dining room at Fette Sau. Seriously, on a good day it almost seems like you could eat the air inside.
And now the Fishtown barbecue spot is hosting a whiskey dinner on Thursday, March 19 with whiskey brand, Sazerac.Because nothing in the world pairs better with meat–particularly barbecued meat–than brown liquors in all their wondrous variety.
The five-course menu will be paired with a variety of whiskey cocktails for $80 per person (including tax and tip).
Check out the board and pairings below.
Sure, dates and dinners with friends are nice, but sometimes you just want to grab a meal all by yourself. Maybe you’re too busy to make plans, or you just need some alone time. Or maybe you just want to order all the appetizers on the menu and not have to share them. Whatever your reason for dining alone, we’ve got the six best places in Philly to treat yourself.
So, you know, happy Valentine’s Day…