Here’s What’s #OpenInPHL This Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Photo by  Russ Brown Photography

Photo by Russ Brown Photography

As always, follow the #OpeninPHL hashtag on Twitter to see what bars and restaurants are opening today in Philadelphia.

If you’re a business owner, announce that you’re open on Twitter with the hashtag, #OpenInPHL.


Two Beer Events for Boxing Day

Illustration by Arthur Etchells | Images from Shutterstock

Illustration by Arthur Etchells | Images from Shutterstock

Memphis Taproom has been hosting its Boxing Day Beer Festival for seven years now. The bar will be pouring some of the best holiday and seasonal beers from around the world on Saturday, December, 26. To make it an even better day, $1 from each draft beer sold on Boxing Day will be donated to Share Our Strength.

The bar will also be collecting canned/non-perishable food for Philabundance.

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V Street Opening for Christmas Eve Brunch

Special Christmas Eve brunch at V Street.

Special Christmas Eve brunch at V Street.

Looking for some sustenance before one last crazy day of shopping or just looking to celebrate being done work for a bit, V Street’s brunch will be available on Christmas Eve.

Rich Landau’s Rittenhouse bar (and #12 restaurant in Philadelphia magazine’s 50 Best list)  is offering a special vegan menu and boozy holiday drink specials plus egg nog soft serve.

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Here’s What’s #OpenInPHL This Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

LOVE Park Christmas Tree by Lauren Mame Thomas

LOVE Park Christmas Tree by Lauren Mame Thomas

As always, follow the #OpeninPHL hashtag on Twitter to see what bars and restaurants are opening today in Philadelphia.

If you’re a business owner, announce that you’re open on Twitter with the hashtag, #OpenInPHL.


Alla Spina to Turn into Club Vetri for NYE

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Here’s hoping Alla Spina’s North Philly Sausage Cheesesteak is available latenight.

On New Year’s Eve Alla Spina is transforming itself into “Club Vetri.” There will be a DJ, dancing, a photo booth and as importantly, food stations featuring dishes from all of the Vetri Family restaurants (Vetri, Amis, Osteria, Pizzeria Vetri, Lo Spiedo and of course Alla Spina). Tickets start at $120 and rise as we get closer to New Year’s Eve.

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Hop Sing Laundromat is Throwing a Sneakers Party

Wear sneakers to Hop Sing Laundromat on New Year's Eve.

Wear sneakers to Hop Sing Laundromat on New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, Hop Sing Laundromat is loosening its legendary dress code for one night only. From 10 p.m. till closing,  is waiving his must-wear-shoes policy and offering guests the chance to wear sneakers.

Lê tells us, guests have asked for the opportunity to break one of the rules and he feels that there’s no better night than the night everyone else is getting dressed up and paying a premium for just about everything.

Hop Sing opens at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and the dress code will be in effect till 10 p.m. As always, there is no cover at the Chinatown bar. Hop Sing will also be closed from Tuesday, December 23 to Thursday, December 25.

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Shopping For Foodies: Trey Popp’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 2

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Does the foodie on your gift list bake? Is she vexed by that one awesome but maddening cookbook that specifies some ingredients in ounces and others in grams? Has he fallen deep enough down the coffee-brewing rabbit hole that all he can talk about is optimizing the ratio of dissolved solids in his morning cup? Does he simply want to know whether an envelope will need one stamp or two?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, a kitchen scale is in order.

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Shopping for Foodies: Trey Popp’s Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s that time of the year, again. The gourmets in your life may already have everything, but they belong to a tribe that forever wants everything-plus-one. Here are a few ideas for how to treat your favorite foodie without (necessarily) breaking the bank.

First up…

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Spend Christmas Eve with Serpico

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Photo by Mike Persico

Serpico has been promoting his $65 family-style Christmas Eve dinner on social media but until now hasn’t shared the menu. If you’re interested in a dinner that certainly isn’t the feast of seven fishes or have an out-of-town friend coming to town, that you want to impress, this might be the dinner for you.

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Enjoy the Food of Santa Fe in Chestnut Hill

roam heirloomHeirloom in Chestnut Hill is hosting a series of events highlighting different regional cuisines from across the United States. Next up is Santa Fe. Available only tomorrow, Wednesday, December 10th, the BYOB will offer a three-course menu for just $24.95.

The special dinners coincide with Chestnut Hill’s Stag & Doe Nights where local shops stay open later and refreshments, roasting chestnuts and carolers add to the holiday scenery.

Heirloom will also be exploring the cuisine of  the Mississippi Delta, Savannah, Georgia, Oregon and the Borderlands.

Heirloom’s Santa Fe Menu »

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