Stephen Starr Invents Novel Way to Overpay for Pitcher

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A Dandy growler at the Dandelion

Yesterday afternoon we received a press release from Stephen Starr’s PR firm regarding a new offer from the Dandelion. Starr’s attractive English pub is celebrating its fourth anniversary by offering a limited number of growlers for sale.

That intrigued us enough to duck out to figure out if this is any kind of deal. It isn’t. But beer and Starr rarely are. The Dandelion is offering the 32-ounce growler for $5 filled, $8 if you just want the glass. Then you are charged for three 10-ounce pours at regular price to fill it. So a growler gets you about two ounces extra. Many bars that fill growlers will fill your 64-ounce growler for the price of 3 pints, resulting in one free beer per growler. The Youngs Double Chocolate Stout was $10.50 for 32-ounces ($3.50 a ten-ounce pour), $4.50 less than the Yards Grapefruit infused Philadelphia Pale Ale that was $15 for 32-ounces.

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Parkway Corner Deli Opens

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Parkway Corner Deli Opens | Photo by HughE Dillon

The Parkway Corner Deli is opening today at 22nd and Spring Garden. The deli will be open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as well as from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays.

The deli will offer signature sandwiches such as the London Broil and Horseradish Cheddar and hot paninis such as the Apple, Smoked Ham and Brie. The menu also includes handcrafted burgers, a variety of breakfast dishes, kids items, and other classic deli options.

But perhaps more importantly, Parkway Corner Deli will be serving tons and tons of beer including draft beer via growlers.

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Dock Street Does Brunch

dock-street-brunchEvery Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., West Philadelphia’s Dock Street Brewery is hosting a brunch, complete with breakfast pizzas, calzones, poached eggs and more. Also on the menu are beer cocktails like the “Firhouse Maria” and the “Brewdriver.”

If the Eagles have the early game, you can enjoy that on the projection screen TV. And discounted $10 growler fills are also available through the end of the year.

Dock Street Brewery [Foobooz]

Bufad Wood Fired Pizza in Pictures

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Today serves as the grand opening of Bufad Pizza at the corner of 13th and Spring Garden. The pizzeria is owned by Mike and Jeniphur Pasquarello (the tandem behind Cafe Lift and Prohibition Taproom) and they are turning out Neapolitan-style pizzas that rival the best in the city.

Check out the drool-worthy photo gallery below. And if you go, stop off at Prohibition first and grab a growler.

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Growlers Guide Updated as More and More Bars Get in the Spirit

Growler fills are becoming more and more commonplace. And why not? There’s no other reasonable way to get fresh draft beer to enjoy at home (just try riding your bike with a quarter keg strapped to the handlebars). Check out these bars who have recently begun filling growlers to go:

  • Bottle Bar East
  • BREW
  • Doobies
  • Growlers

We’ve updated our guide to getting your growler filled in and around Philadelphia with these additions and more. Check it out.

Foobooz Growlers Guide [f8b8z]

Bottle Bar East Gives Fishtown Its Own Bottle Shop

Calling all Fishtown beer lovers. Bottle Bar East is opening the last weekend in October at 1308 Frankford Avenue. Bottle Bar East is a new take out craft beer retail shop and bar that offers a large selection of craft beer bottles and cans that you can take-out or drink-in. Featuring a six-tap bar, growlers, and a wall of coolers, Bottle Bar East is certain to have something for everyone.

Once you find your favorite brew, you can either bring it home to enjoy, or sip it by the in-house pool table and dart board with some fellow craft beer lovers. With take out, the party doesn’t have to stop once you leave; now the fun goes where you go. If you have your own growler, be sure to bring it, but if not, they’ll be selling growlers for $5. Growler fill price will vary. There are future plans to serve food, so stay tuned.

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Xfinity Live Now Open For Business (Which Means For Drinking)

As we speak, the crowds are likely descending on the brand-spankin’ new colossal money-making machine that is Xfinity Live. There are restaurants. There are gift shops. There are TV’s bigger than my first apartment, patios, fire pits, live music venues (one of which is currently occupied by Third Eye Blind, doing a free outdoor concert to “celebrate” the opening), a replica Stanley Cup, a mechanical bull and more bars than any reasonable human being needs access to within a hundred steps. Hell, there are more bars than any unreasonable human being needs access to within one hundred steps.

But the point is, it’s all there, It’s all open. And just a couple days ago (while the place was still crawling with construction crews desperately trying to get everything assembled for the grand debut), the Foobooz Full Coverage News Van pulled up out front and disgorged our crack team of video ninjas who got a first look at the place. Want to take a look at the place before committing to a night of corporate-approved debauchery? Then you’ve come to the right place…

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