It’s always fun to head out to watch the Eagles play but sometimes you want to bring the party home. And sure you have your favorite wings or pizza spots. But here are five different take out options to help out your party on gameday.
Join Kraftwork for a Labor Day party. The Great Boogie Woogie party is happening in a warehouse at 1526 N American Street and there will be live music, food trucks and beer from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Music will include acts from New Orleans, Manitoba and New York combining for a day of electro-rock, N’awlins flavor and Afrobeat. Beer will be provided by Ithaca, Troegs, Victory and Goose Island.
Kermit’s Bake Shoppe turns one today. And from now until Friday, July 25th, the first twenty people a day who recite, in their best Lady Gaga voice, the words “pink polka dot” will get a free Funfetti cupcake.
Also, over the course of the week, twenty-five customers will receive a pink polka dot inside their to-go boxes, redeemable for a gift certificate.
Kermit’s Bake Shoppe [Foobooz]
It’s Fall and apples are springing up on menus all around town. Here are six apple dishes or drinks that we’re coveting.
Kermit’s Bake Shoppe is kicking off delivery today. Pizzas, pastries, hot pockets and more are just a phone call away. In addition to now offering delivery, Kermit’s has refreshed its hours and menu. The bakery and pizza shop is now open at 8 a.m. daily, with delivery starting at 11 a.m.
Menu additions include breakfast hot pockets, seasonal items like pumpkin blondies and sweet potato pop tarts. The “Kerminator” pizza which has been a special recently, is now a permanent member of the menu. The Kerminator is topped with choucroute, caramelized onions, applewood-smoked ham, gruyere and creme fraiche.
When Adam Ritter first described his ideal customer for Kermit’s Bake Shoppe, I wondered just how many people out there were looking to grab a pizza, salad, and cake for a party all from the same place and all on the same day. But now that this combination bakery and pizza shop is open, I find myself inventing such scenarios. It’s your birthday? How about I bring a massive antipasto salad of shredded genoa salami, pepperoncini and roasted red peppers? Eagles game? In addition to that sausage-and-pepper pizza, would you prefer a fruit tart or the “24 Carat” carrot cake from pastry chef (and Next Great Baker competitor) Chad Durkin? The possibilities here are endless, and so is the potential at this collaborative effort between Ritter (who also owns the Sidecar and Kraftwork gastropubs), Durkin, and Sidecar chef Brian Lofink. After months of testing, the triumvirate is turning out a pizza crust that’s thin but not Neapolitan, with a winning combination of crunch and chew. The sauce is slightly sweet, but not saccharine.
On the bakery side, Durkin has been set loose, whipping up fresh breads daily as well as cookies, house-made pop tarts, a phenomenal butterscotch pecan brownie, and other tantalizing confections.
Not everything is a runaway success—the chicken spaetzle soup lacked any chicken (which kind of makes it an automatic failure), but maybe that’s for the best, since the house-smoked chicken added to a salad had too many bits of cartilage and sinew. But these are small hiccups for the ambitious bakeshop on the border of Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze.
My biggest question remains, how am I going to rationalize eating three croissants on a Saturday morning?
Kermit’s Bake Shoppe
2204 Washington Avenue
First appeared in the October, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine.
Since Kermit’s Bake Shoppe has opened we’ve gotten a lot of people who have asked us if Kermit’s sells slices. We’re happy to report that yes they do. And they’re quite reasonable.
Kermit’s Bake Shoppe [Official Site]
Kermit’s Bake Shoppe is officially opening on Monday, July 22nd but will be offering limited service Wednesday and Thursday for their Twitter and Facebook fans. That’s all well and good but what really has us excited it Kermit’s weekend plans.
It is on Saturdays and Sundays that Kermit’s will be offering their croissants and bagels. We’ve already tried Chad Durkin’s croissants and haven’t been able to shake our lust for more buttery goodness since. But bagels at $1.25 a piece also has us thinking that weekend breakfast will begin on Washington Avenue.