On Thursday, Garage North (the one at 100 East Girard Avenue) is throwing a party with Troegs and a bunch of artists to celebrate that very special beer-drinkers holiday: First Squeeze.
So what is First Squeeze, you ask? It’s the first tapping of the year’s supply of Troegs Nugget Nectar–their once-a-year dry hopped Imperial Amber over which beer nerds go all swoony. This time around, they asked eight artists to make Nugget Nectar-inspired works to celebrate the big day. And at the event, they’re going to be offering free prints (while supplies last) and signings by the artists.
Here in Philly, that means Hawk Krall (friend of Foobooz, beer and hot dog enthusiast, and all-around swell guy) hanging out at Garage, showing off his work (you can see him holding it right there) and signing prints for people.
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The Frizwit | Photo by A Few Fishies
Since Philly is the cheesesteak capital of the universe, we already know the lines at Pat’s and Geno’s are going to be insane this week with the DNC. But if you’re a true Philly native, you know that there’s more to the cheesesteak scene and that the crowds are just annoying.
So, to avoid the crowds (and get a better sandwich), all you have to do is head right across the street. Food Underground is back at Garage tonight with their two “pop-up” sandwiches the Frizwit and the Sabih.
The Frizwit debuted last September and is simply the best cheesesteak around. Made with grass fed, frizzled beef from Kensington Quarters, served with cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy and Birchrun Hills Farm and then topped with charred and caramelized onions and served on a Ba Le Bakery roll, it really doesn’t get much better.
is their most recent venture, the Middle Eastern inspired. Once again, a Ba Le Bakery
roll gets piled with roasted eggplant, huevos haminados, tahina, fingerlings, Arabic salad, and schug (type of Middle Eastern hot sauce). Food Underground
founder Ari Miller
calls it “the best sandwich ever.”
From 6 to 10 P.M. they will be serving up the sandwiches, each one costing around $10. Take advantage of this deal and get them before they disappear again.
Okay Shake Shack fanatics, this one is just for you.
If you didn’t manage to get your hands on Shake Shack’s limited edition, 100% all-natural, split and griddled flat-top hot dog a few years ago at Feastival (the only time it has ever been offered in Philly), that’s okay—now you have another chance.
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How close is Hungry Pigeon? So close.
On Wednesday night, the night before the night before Christmas, Scott Schroeder and his Hungy Pigeon staff will be stirring at the Garage on East Passyunk. The ohsoclosetoopening restaurant (hopefully today’s inspections will be passed) will be offering a preview at the Garage starting at 6 p.m. There will be beer cocktails and food including “Christmas Pig Tacos” and marinated squash salad.
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GrassKensington Quarters and Food Underground are “in da cart” tonight, September 28th at the Garage. And they’re going right at Cheesesteak Vegas with a locally sourced cheesesteak called the Friz Wit. The sandwich is a “tangle of grass fed, frizzled beef wit charred and caramelized onions served on a roll dripping with cheese sauce.” The cheese is from Hidden Hills Dairy and Birchrun Hills Farm, the bread is from Washington Avenue’s Ba Le Bakery. The 100% grass fed beef comes from Kensington Quarters and Food Underground is handling the preparation.
Cheesesteaks are $10 and go on sale at 6 p.m. If you’re from the hospitality industry, let them know and they’ll knock a buck off.
The Garage [Foobooz]
Tonight, chef Billy Riddle will be manning the cart at the Garage, serving up pork sandwiches for the hungry and the hot. Riddle is currently a chef at Townsend, and has had stints at Volver and Ela.
Stop by and play some Skee-Ball, crack open a can of beer and eat Riddle’s pork sandwich. And for the vegetarians, Riddle promises something for you too.
Randy and the King, the pop-up duo of chef Lindsay McClain and Andrew Stahl of Jamonera will be back in the food cart at the Garage tonight, Thursday, March 12th. They’ve got a new Saint Paddy’s day inspired menu entitled “Hash House.” They’ll be serving up hash browns with twists like The Cheesy Pig, hash browns, pork belly, cheese, jalapeno; and the Mellow Mushroom, hash browns, cheese, onions peppers and mushrooms. Guests will also be able to build their own with cheese, onions, ginger mushrooms and more.
The hash brown fest kicks off at 6 p.m. and will stay open as long as there is hash left to brown.
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Brick & Mortar (ex-Franklin Mortgage partner Mike Welsh’s new spot) is expected to open sometime in March. But if you want a little preview of what’s to come in the Goldtex building, check out the Garage tomorrow, February 24, beginning at 5 pm because that’s when chef Brian Ricci will be in the house giving a little preview.
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Tonight, Friday, December 5th, Jamonera will be taking over the food cart at the Garage. Chef Lindsay McClain of Randy and the King and Andy Stahl of Jamonera are serving up short rib sliders and sweet potato sliders (add a fried quail egg if you so desire), potato pancakes, and Barbuzzo favorite, salted caramel budino.
All items are under $6 and the Garage will begin serving up the tiny buns and bites at 6 p.m.
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Tonight, Garage Philly will be doing some of that most elusive of cuisines: Filipino food. And it’ll be the crew from Poi Dog working the indoor food truck and serving all that fine Fillipino grub.
Poi Dog will be whipping up a full menu, complete with bibingka and curry rice made with fancy Green Aisle ingredients. The Filipino food will be available from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
And of course, we just happen to have the full menu for tonight’s festivities. Check it out below:
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