Hey, speaking of Brauhaus Schmitz…
The 141st annual Cannstadter Volksfest Labor Day Germano-palooza is this weekend and as is their custom, the crews from both Brauhaus Schmitz and Wursthaus Schmitz are shutting down operations for a day and all rolling up there in two big buses to hang out, relax and drink a whole lot of beer.
The bad news? That means both places are going to be closed on Sunday.
The good news? You can go with them to Cannstadter if you come up with the best caption for the above photo.
Here are the event details, straight from owner Doug Hager:
- Bus leaves Brauhaus this Sunday at 2PM sharp
- Bus leaves Cannstadter at 9PM
- Free beer all day
- Bring a little cash for food, games, rides etc.
- Lederhosen & Dirndl strongly encouraged!
So who’s up for it? Captions go in the comments. Best one wins the free pair of seats on the bus.
Cannstadter Volksfest Labor Day Party [Official]
Remember a few days ago when we told you about the brand new coffee program launching at DiBruno Bros.? Yeah, well they’re so excited about it that they’re going to be giving away free coffee to celebrate.
The details: It’s happening at the Rittenhouse coffee bar only, from 2pm-7pm on Friday, August 9th, but everyone who comes in and asks can get a free medium hot or small iced coffee. DiBruno’s is doing it to make sure that everyone gets a taste of their new Counter Culture coffee–and so that everyone can see their team at work after their hours (and hours) of ninja-level barista training.
DiBruno Bros. [Official]
Yes, we know how sick you all are of National Random Food Item Day celebrations. But we also know how much you folks like free stuff, so I thought it important to let you know that if you’re planning on celebrating National Cheesecake Day (July 30), you could do worse than swinging by Del Frisco’s on Chestnut Street where they’re giving away free slabs of their signature pecan-crusted cheesecake, topped with fresh strawberries, strawberry coulis or housemade butterscotch sauce.
The details: The deal is only good on July 30. And yes, you have to buy an entree in order to qualify. But still, free cheesecake is free cheesecake.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse [Official]
And because Circles is a Thai restaurant, it makes total sense that, to celebrate the new menu, chef Alex Boonphaya is giving away free burgers to everyone at the Northern Liberties location between noon and 2pm tomorrow–the day the new menu launches. I mean, nothing says Thailand like a nice cheeseburger, right?
Actually, the burger? That isn’t so weird since, slowly but surely, Boonphaya has been turning Circles into a strange kind of Thai/Mexican/American/Indian/Spanish/Korean fusion restaurant with things like Thai burritos, kimchi tacos with Penang beef, lamb massaman naan pizzas and nachos on the new board.
Oh, and that burger? Not your traditional bar burger, natch. He’s calling it a Sai Oar burger, making it with ground beef and lamb, topping it with fried onions, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese and a fried egg and and serving it with tomatillo sauce.
You can check out the full lunch menu after the jump. And trust me–it’s worth a read.
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So sure, you could go out tonight and pay for your dinner like a sucker. Or you could head over to G-Ho’s SoWe where they’re celebrating their first anniversary by giving away the house to anyone who makes it through the door.
So what’s on the giveaway list? How ’bout free sliders from the kitchen (burger, pork belly, chick pea fritter, meatball, chicken mole and vegan reuben varieties), free draft beers from the bar, free samples of the new chocolate bacon bourbon adult milkshakes being mixed up by bar manager Craig Steel (yes that’s his real name, but you can make fun of him anyway) and free homemade mini ice cream sandwich cookies from chef Jenn Choplin.
Or, you know, you could go and pay for a 20-piece order of chicken McNuggets and go eat them alone in your dark apartment. Your call.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, spring is in the air. The sun is shining, birds are tweeting and Jeremy Nolen and Brauhaus Schmitz are making plans to shut down an entire section of South Street for their first annual Maifest Spring Festival and drinkapalooza.
Maifest (which, in case you need a culturally apt reason to attend, is a TOTALLY authentic German spring festival which is celebrated by drinking beer and jamming sausages in your face–yeah, you heard me) will take place on Saturday, May 4th, from noon to 8pm. There will be beers. There will be food. There will be oompa bands and girls in dirndls and lots of roast pork. But do you know what could make it even better? A pair of free VIP tickets to the whole shebang.
Luckily, that’s what we’re giving away today.
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If you haven’t had the chance to try an Insomnia Cookie, you should go ahead and do that. They’re literally everything you want out of a cookie, down to that commercial-worthy sexy split, connected by melty strands of chocolate chip. If you don’t feel like leaving your home for a cookie, don’t worry, they deliver—with milk, which is just all kinds of awesome.
Insomnia Cookies was born out of a dorm just a few years ago, and the owners have since opened four other locations in Philly. Their fifth opened yesterday in Midtown Village (135 S. 13th Street). To celebrate their grand opening, they’re offering a free cookie coupon and a 3-Chocolate-Chunk-cookies or $2 delivery promotion. The cookie coupon is on their Facebook page. Have fun.
Insomnia Cookies – [Official]
Yeah, the cold weather in Philly can really suck. But you know what might make it a little nicer? Free food, hot from the Friolator.
Starting today (which is not really all that cold), Davio’s is offering a deal to get you out into the cold. On any day where the temperatures drop below freezing (that’s 32 degrees fahrenheit for those of you who failed high school chemistry), all you have to do is head to the bar at Davio’s, show the bartender your phone with proof that the weather truly does suck the required amount, and he or she will bring you a free order of fancy-pants cheesesteak spring rolls from the kitchen.
The deal is only good Monday–Friday 11:30am–2:30pm and 5:00pm–11:00pm, and only works if you’re in the bar area, but frankly, Davio’s has a really nice bar, so that’s no hardship. What’s more, they’ve got those nice windows so you can look down into the street and see all the poor suckers out there not tucked away in a warm bar eating free spring rolls. Take that, everybody who’s not you!
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse [Official]
Okay, everybody. The poems have been written. The votes have been tallied. A suitably alliterative headline for this post has been chosen. And a winner has been picked in our “Write a Haiku About Drinking” contest for free tickets to tonight’s Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering.
As a matter of fact, we liked a couple of the poems so much that we’ve decided to give away tickets to two of you. Because that’s just how awesome we are.
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Yuengling, the oldest and largest American brewery is raising a glass to the awesome beer city of Philadelphia. On Friday, September 28th at exactly 6:30 p.m. a toast from fifth-generation owner Dick Yuengling will go out across the city at almost 250 bars. You could watch the toast be given from the Pottsville brewery on Comcast SportsNet, or you could be a real card-carrying Philadelphian and go get some free beer.
Here’s how. Read more »