The Night of Ten Cheesesteaks

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Interstate Drafthouse is honoring the Philly cheesesteak by preparing ten different cheesesteaks with each one being a little better than the last. Thursday, June 26th, at 7:00 p.m. stop by and try one (or all) of Chef Eddie and company’s cheesesteaks.

The menu includes the Classic Cheesesteak, Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak, The Warrior (steak, chicken, fries, fried pickles and bacon wiz), The Mis-Steak (seitan, peppers, onions, mushrooms and chipotle wiz), Pizza Steak and more.

Come hungry and leave very, very full.

Attack of the Philly Cheesesteaks [Facebook]

It Certainly Is a Taco Tuesday

interstate-drafthouse-tacosThere’s no denying alliteration works. How else can you explain the popularity of Taco Tuesdays?

And here are four we came across just now:

Miles Table also has a fish taco special for lunch today. Three seared tilapia tacos  with sesame Thai slaw, sweet and spicy aioli, pickled onions on blue tortillas are $12.

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Our Compiled List of #FoieFridays Participants

In Foie Gras We Trust T-Shirt – Via Le Pigeon in Portland, OR

We’re into week two of #FoieFridays with a growing group of Philadelphia restaurants offering special $10 foie gras dishes on Fridays in June.

The event is in response to the imminent outlawing of foie gras in California. Here’s the list we have so far. Chefs, please email us at tips@foobooz.com for with your additions.

More background on Foie Fridays

Foie Fridays participants for June 8 »

Handmade Hot Sauce Contest At Tattooed Mom

To start off a summer season full of crazy events that could end very badly the crew at Tattooed Mom is holding their first annual “Hotter Than Hell” Handmade Hot Sauce Contest. The competition, on Tuesday June 12th from 5 to 9 p.m., will feature 20 contestants vying for the ultimate title. The panel of judges for the competition includes Jen Zavala of Interstate Draft House, Collin Thompson of Barcade, Tony Baris the South Street tattoo artist and self-proclaimed hot sauce junkie, and Chubb Rock of Tattooed Mom.

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Truck Stop Brunch at Interstate Drafthouse

Steak Cactus and Egg Tacos

Interstate Drafthouse in Fishtown is rolling out their new brunch menu. Chef Jen Zavala’s American-Southwest-inspired “Truck Stop Brunch” will be served every Sunday from 11am-3pm and features some, well, interesting dishes.

Drink specials like $4 mimosas, Beermosas, and Bloody Marys will be served along plates like Gator Breakfast Nachos, with egg and alligator sausage and Coffee Pudding French Toast with chocolate latte and maple syrup. For the less adventurous and/or gator-phobic there is always a Stacked BLT with avocado and Siracha mayo or the Chicken Salad Sandwich. Either way, the “Truck Stop Brunch” is sure to wake you up in the morning.

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Arctic Splash at Interstate Drafthouse

In honor of those lovely little Arctic Splash cartons that litter the streets of Fishtown on a regular basis, Interstate Drafthouse has created a signature cocktail for the locals.

For just $7 you can pick up a “Fishtown Iced Tea,” made with vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and Triple Sec, and served with Arctic Splash Iced Tea, all in an original Arctic Splash container. After all, nothing goes better with a nice cold drink than a paper carton-y aftertaste.

Maybe this will encourage the neighborhood to treat their favorite cartons with a little respect. And if the litter is just the best (or worst) marketing scheme ever created by Leigh Valley Dairy, well, it’s working.

Interstate has also been making noise in the kitchen recently. Jennifer Zavala has been turing out a serious bevy of specials. Check out her Twitter feed for peeks.

Interstate Drafthouse [Official Site]

Quick Bites: Arrow Swim Club Is Done, Ramen Boy Is Almost Here

We won’t have the Arrow Swim Club to kick around anymore. HughE Dillon reports the Northern Liberties swim club is being taken over Brian Nagele who runs the Philly2Night web site and King’s Oak on the Piazza. The new concept will be more affordable than the $1,000 memberships sold last summer. Chenango, the restaurant will be rebranded Yellow Fin Grill. [Philly Chit Chat]

Ramen Boy by the Yakitori Boy team should be open at 204 N 9th Street before January comes to an end. [Phoodie]

Benny Lai has opened Grill Fish Cafe next to his Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia. [Meal Ticket]

Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House is moving to bigger digs. The popular Chinatown restaurant is taking over the Pho 75 space at 1022 Race Street. [The Insider]

Interstate Draft House in Fishtown has a new chef. Julio Rivera is out and Adam Scott is in. Scott who has experience at Hawthornes and the Doylestown Country Club will make the menu a bit less Mexican. [Meal Ticket]

Pumpkin on South Street has gotten a facelift. Check out the new seating and wood panelling from reclaimed materials. Check out some photos below.

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Quick Bites: Azure Team Re-forms, Sbraga Cooks, Erawan Expands

Azure fans haven’t been happy since the popular Northern Liberties restaurant made way for Dos Segundos. But there’s reason to cheer as Father and son Bob and Brandon Bitros who owned Azure are opening Interstate Draft House in Fishtown. [The Insider]

Kevin Sbraga and Matt Levin are collaborating on a dinner at Adsum on Monday, April 25th. Seatings will be at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. [Adsum Restaurant]

Center City’s Erawan is opening a branch in Chinatown. The second location, which will be twice as big as the original is aiming to open April 1st at 925 Arch Street. [Zagat]

Jake’s Sandwich Board is now open Sunday from 12 to 6pm. [Jake's Sandwich Board]

24 Pennsylvania Walmarts will be getting wine kiosks. [Philly.com]