As we’ve previouly reported, Jet Wine Bar owners Jill Weber and Evan Malone are taking over the former Philly Kitchen Share and never was American Blackboard across the street from their South Street wine bar. Now the all-day restaurant has a name, Rex. The name is a play on the name of chef Regis Jansen.
Weber declined to provide a time frame but with the closing of the South Street location of Cafe L’Aube, the block needs a morning option.
Fish and Jet Wine Bar are not interested in letting the Summer of Riesling go out with a wimper. Tonight the neighboring establishments are combining for a progressive happy hour.
Tonight you can begin your Riesling happiness at Fish at 9 p.m., then at 10 p.m. walk the .2 miles to Jet for more Riesling deals. Both spots will also be offering specially priced bar snacks.
Fish [Official Site]
Jet Wine Bar [Official Site]
After Center City Sips and a bite to eat you’ll want to keep the night going. So check out Jet Wine Bar’s late-night happy hour, Turbulence. The fun starts at 9 p.m. with a DJ, food and drink specials. The party and deals continue to closing.
Jet Wine Bar is offering Build-Your-Own Flights tonight with any three wines from the full by-the-glass list. The three 2.5 ounce pours cost just $10. There is also a special tasting of Greek wines tonight.
The revolving operators continue at Apollinare where Brian Nagle, founder of Philly2Night.com is the latest to take the reigns.
The husband and wife team behind Jet Wine Bar are looking at the former Philly Kitchen Share and never-was American Blackboard for a new restaurant that could open before the end of summer. [Meal Ticket]
If everything goes to plan the Foodery could open a location in Roxborough at 6148 Ridge Avenue. [Newsworks via Grub Street]
Saturday marks the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby and several local bars are getting in on the mint julep frenzy.
Baggataway Tavern – The Conshohocken bar is celebrating Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby together. Tents will be set up in the parking lot and there will be bands, margaritas, mint juleps and Mexican food.
Jet Wine Bar – The South Street wine bar will be offering $4 mint juleps from 4 to 7 p.m. and also offering the chance to win prizes for your prognosticating prowess as well as for your hat.
Khyber Pass Pub – The Old City bar with a bit of a southern touch gets into the action with beer bourbon and frozen mint juleps. Show off your equestrian knowledge with a trivia game (2:30). Wear your finest headgear for a chance to win Best in Show (3:30). Live music by the Al Harrison Dixieland Band (4 p.m.). The festivities run all day, kicking off at 11 a.m.
Adam Erace takes a quick look at South Street’s air-travel inspired Jet Wine Bar.
Cabin Pressure [City Paper]
Jet Wine Bar [Official Site]
The first week of the new year might be one of the quietest weeks of the year but Philadelphia’s food and drink scene never really goes silent. Here are some notable events and openings for the week.
Just when we all need it, Freshii opens at the Residences at Ritz Carlton and will be offering samples and specials of its healthy fare throughout the day.
Tonight, it’s the monthly industry night at Amis as Konstantinos Pitsillides of Kanella sets up a midnight brunch. Pitsillides and Amis chef, Brad Spence will be preparing signature brunch dishes.
Also opening today is Dublin Square in Cherry Hill.
Tuesday night Jet Wine Bar is offering a tasting of Portuguese wines.
Wednesday sees the 12th Day of Christmas at theÂ Belgian Cafe. It’s a celebration of the three kings with brews of three.
Little Fish was open for dinner on New Year’s Eve and the new location starts serving dinner for real this Thursday.
How European is Stephen Starr’s Dandelion? The kitchen is running on the metric system. [The Insider]
Beginning in 2011 Chinatown’s Vietnam Restaurant and West Philadelphia’s Vietnam Cafe are going to be seven days a week operations.
Jet Wine Bar is already open seven days a week and that now includes lunch. $10 Express lunch gets you soup/chili and a salad/sandwich. [Jet Wine Bar]
Michael Klein’s go-to Northeast sushi spot, Makiman Sushi is the next in a long line of sushi spots making a go of it at 1326 Spruce Street. [The Insider]