A Perfect Storm in Center City

Fishtown-frankford-ave-photo-jeff-fusco-940x540Center 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.

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Beach Day at Kraftwork


Corn Dogs, Kraftwork-style.

For Kraftwork’s monthly Staff Picks event that’s taking place this evening, Tuesday, July 28th, the Fishtown bar is embracing the hot weather with a beach menu. The menu will feature beach friendly food like grilled corn, corn dogs, and fried oreos. For beer, picks from California beach towns will be highlighted.

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More Details on Fishtown’s Andy’s Chicken

andys-fried-chicken-koreanAndy Choi is the owner of the forthcoming Andy’s Chicken at Memphis and Norris Streets in Fishtown. Choi says he’s about two weeks out from opening and has some other details to share.

Andy’s Chicken will be serving Korean fried chicken with at least six special sauces:

  • Sweet Chili
  • Honey Garlic
  • Golden Soy
  • Cajun
  • Hot and Spicy
  • Sweet BBQ

Also look for Korean-style beef and pork barbecue dishes on the menu.

Andy’s Chicken [Foobooz]

Heaven for Healthy Food Lovers Opening in Fishtown 

front street cafe
If you spend time in Fishtown on the regular, you’ve probably noticed a building under the El (at the corner of Thompson and Front) being transformed into what looks like a hip eatery with an awesome outdoor space, right? Well, our friends over on Foobooz have the scoop on what that space will be: It’s called Front Street Cafe, and it sounds like a sort of on-Earth heaven for the health-food-obsessed.

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Opening Soon: Front Street Cafe

Front Street Cafe Exterior

When it finally opens, Front Street Cafe promises to bring fresh, sustainable fare to the Fishtown neighborhood. The restaurant’s main goal is to nourish the community, which means a couple of things.

First, they’ll be open early serving juices, coffee, smoothies and grab-n-go meals for morning commuters (they’re located just a block away from Girard Station at the corner of Thompson and Front). Second, their brunch and dinner options will be organic, sustainable and focused on putting fresh, healthier spins on comfort food classics.

Nothing has been finalized yet (including the opening date and the full menu), but the people at Front Street have given us plenty to get excited about.

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Bottle Bar East and Joe’s Steaks Bring You Beer Floats

beer-floatsRoot beer floats are great. When you’re a kid and it’s summertime and it’s hot, there are few things better than that classic soda, ice cream combo. But when you’re an adult it can get better. What’s better than root beer? Real beer.

This is where the folks at Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop and Bottle Bar East come in with their timely collaboration: beer floats.

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La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael Set To Transform Your Daily Coffee Routine

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe shows off his latest creation: Draft latte in a can. (Photo by Jared Shelly)

“If you stopped by La Colombe‘s flagship location in Fishtown this weekend, you were likely offered a sample of its latest creation: The draft latte — a coffee and milk combo poured from a keg that has a semi-sweet taste and a slight milkshake-like texture,” reports BizPhilly on their interview with La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael.

Unbeknown to me, I was one of those people this weekend. When I walked into La Colombe’s flagship in Fishtown, I had no idea about Carmichael’s plans to package this drink and sell it nationwide. As I walked through the door someone asked if I’d like to sample the draft latte, and I looked at the long line ahead of me and thought, “Obviously.”

The result?

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Celebrate Kraftwork’s Birthday


Happy 5th birthday to Kraftwork. Tonight, June 23rd, the Fishtown bar is honoring its loyal patrons in style. Help them celebrate all day and night with draft beers, vintage bottles, dinner specials, live music and birthday cake.

Booze is served from open to close, dinner starts at 5 pm, music comes on at 7, and birthday cake (provided by Kermit’s Bakeshop) is somewhere in between.

Read on for the full draft list and “upscale bbq” inspired menu.

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