The Fat Ham Adds Lunch and Happy Hour

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Lunch is back at the Fat Ham | Pimento cheese with grilled country bread

Beginning today, the Fat Ham is offering lunch and happy hour. Kevin Sbraga’s Southern restaurant in University City is offering lunch weekdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lunch includes the Fat Ham burger, shrimp and grits, pork belly and a hot chicken sandwich.

Happy hour consists of $4 snacks, discounted beers, wines and cocktails.

Check out the Fat Ham’s lunch and happy hour menus »

Chifa Pops Up at Bar Volver

Pork Belly Bao Buns from Chifa

Pork Belly Bao Buns from Chifa

Every Wednesday night, Bar Volver offers special deals on cocktails, wine and snacks (PDF). And tomorrow, Wednesday, January 14th, Jose Garces’s Kimmel Center bar has a little something special planned.

Volver’s chef de cuisine, Natalie Maronski who was Garces’s chef at Chifa (the Iron Chef’s Peruvian/Chinese mashup), is bringing back some of Chifa’s favorite buns, duck tacos, wings and other dishes for one night.

Happy hour at Volver runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and you’ll want to get there early to get a taste of Chifa.

Volver [Official]

Jose Garces’s Olde Bar Opens Today

the-olde-bar-bar-bookbinders-940Today, Jose Garces opens the Olde Bar in the Old Original Bookbinders building at 2nd and Walnut. The Olde Bar is indeed the old bar from Bookbinders and it hasn’t been so much remade as reopened.

The exterior is definitely still Bookbinders. Only a small square sign reveals that “Bookies” is now Olde Bar. The rest of the signage, century old stained glass, banquettes, lighting and flooring all harken back to John Taxin’s seafood house. The menu won’t feel all that different either.

Photos, food and happy hour details »

Sip-N-Glo and Supper Team Up for Boozy Juice Happy Hour on Thursday

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The drinks at Thursday’s Supper and Sip-N-Glo Happy Hour. | Photo via Sip-N-Glo

If you haven’t checked out for the holidays just yet, add this to your agenda this week: South Street neighbors Sip-N-Glo Juicery and Supper are teaming up for a juice-and-booze-fueled happy hour on Thursday evening that you might not want to miss.

Sip-N-Glo will be bringing three juices to be used as mixers for a trifecta of very delicious and unique cocktails. The cucumber, celery, apple, mint, ginger, and spinach juice with get spiked with Hendrick’s Gin; a beet, carrot and pineapple juice shaken with unsweetened almond milk will be mixed with Bacardi rum; and the oh-so-seasonal sweet potato, apple, and pumpkin spice juice will be fused with Snap, the ginger snap spirit from Philly’s own Art in the Age.

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PHOTOS: QOTA Under the Trees at Urban Jungle

QOTA, a monthly happy hour on East Passyunk Avenue for our LGBT neighbors, friends and allies, held their November event at Urban Jungle last Thursday. Guests were treated to an early holiday wonderland, plus plenty of decorating ideas, snacks, and sips to keep the evening moving. We captured some of the best moments, thanks to the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.



Where We’re Eating: Lloyd

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The Rye Old Fashioned is $6 during happy hour.

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Philadelphia is getting a handle on destination cocktail bars. But neighborhood spots that can shake up a tight cocktail as well as pour a local craft beer are still a bit hard to come by. Lloyd does both quite well, especially during the 5 p.m.-to-8 p.m. happy hour, when a cocktail is always on special for $6 and the drafts are $4. Lloyd’s signature cocktails and its classics will have you nodding appreciatively at the skill of the bartender and the quality and price of the spirits. But happy-hour snacking? That was a miss. The ramp butter popcorn was way out of season in September — not to mention overly oniony and stale. And the impossible-to-resist (on paper) candied kielbasa was also a complete letdown — just disks of sausage sitting sadly in a pool of maple syrup. Lucky for Lloyd, the bartenders remained attentive, and the drinks were worth sticking around for even after happy hour ended.

Lloyd [Foobooz]

Originally published in the November, 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine

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