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…
Founders Brewing will be serving up their seven best brews tonight at Fette Sau to celebrate the release of their newest addition–Harvest Ale. Dark Penance, Dissenter and Backwoods Bastard will all be pouring tonight, plus a few others.
A ticket (only $14) will guarantee you a 10 oz pour of Harvest Ale, two smoked chicken legs, and a can of Founders Centennial in a Founders coozie. The fun starts at 5pm and tickets are limited, so snag one now by calling 215-391-4888. Or you can take your chances and just show up.
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If you’re not the cooking-Thanksgiving-dinner type–or if you just want to fool everyone into thinking you are–Philly’s food scene is down to help you out. There are plenty of places out there willing to supply you with everything you need to convince your friends and loved ones that you know how to use your oven for something more than warming your pants on winter mornings.
And if you do want to cook the turkey, then there are also places to get your fresh, heritage turkey needs filled by local farms and stores.
Check it all out below. And remember: Many of these places need a significant amount of advance notice, so pre-order now and don’t get caught scrambling later.
I’ve had a flyer for Fette Sau’s happy hour on my desk for at least a month. I’ve been waiting for just the right time to post about their half-price beer,$5 Manhattans and $4 burnt end sandwiches that the Fishtown barbecue joint offers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
And with today’s cold and rainy weather, hot barbecue and warming whiskey seems like the only reason to venture out.
On Tuesday, August 5th, Fette Sau is hosting a Whiskey and BBQ Dinner. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will feature whiskey pairings from Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey and chef Jason Goodman’s family-style, never-before-seen menu items. Though a menu hasn’t been released, we do know that most of the 9 dishes will imitate Pennsylvania classics, like “Duck and Kraut.”
And as you stuff your face, keep an eye out for Dad’s Hat founder Herman Mihalich and co-founder John Cooper. They’ll be walking around to give some guidance on the whiskey pairings, which will include three cocktails and one neat pour.
Tickets are limited and cost $60 per person, not including tax and gratuity. To reserve your spot, make reservations by calling 215-391-4888 or by visiting the restaurant.
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Beer lovers unite. Fette Sau and Founders Brewing Company are teaming up to give you a taste of some of Founder’s best brews, including the popular and limited release Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS). On Tuesday, June 24th, draft beers will be available starting at 5:00 p.m. and KBS is set to start pouring at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and will get you a pour of KBS, a special Fette Sau pork sandwich served with a Founders Curmudgeon Jus and a can of Founders All Day IPA in a Founders coozie. And if you’re still looking for more, other Founders beers available to the public on tap are Pale Ale, Rubaeus – Raspberry Ale, Barrel Aged Red’s Rye and Devil Dancer Triple IPA .
Be sure to get your tickets (availability limited) now so you can get your beer later. Tickets are available at Fette Sau.
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