Today through Thursday, October 1st, Sbraga is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a rollback to its original pricing of $39 for the four-course prix-fixe menu. The current menu is $55 per person (PDF) with an optional $40 beverage pairing. And it’s actually a better deal than the original as the foie gras soup will be served as a complimentary amuse bouche.
Winged Out Pop Up at The Fat Ham
Kevin Sbraga, who is very much a chicken whisperer, is doing chicken wings for three days at his University City restaurant, the Fat Ham. His Winged Out Pop Up is running from Thursday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 5th.
The pop-up will feature three different kinds of wings at $7 for a half-dozen. The wings will be available for eat-in or takeout.
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The Fat Ham is hosting its 2nd annual Low Country Boil on Wednesday, July 15th. Bibs are recommended if you have them. Dinner will run from 6-9pm and seating is communal. Be a friend, share your bib with a neighbor.
Dinner includes a salad, the boil and country bread for $45, cocktails are extra. Tickets are required.
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Kevin Sbraga at Juniper Commons
Kevin Sbraga’s salute to the 1980s is closing. Juniper Commons will close after service on Saturday, May 30th. The restaurant at Broad and South will shutter after less than six months. Although the 80s theme was highly anticipated, it was not well received by critics who felt the concept aimed (and hit) a middlebrow bulls-eye.
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Illustration by Kagan McLeod
I am, for better or for worse, a child of the 1980s.
Born in 1973, I spent my youth in a haze of Transformers (the original ones), Atari and Members Only jackets. I owned an actual pair of parachute pants, though I only wore them to school once, was mocked, and acquired, briefly, the nickname “Parachute.”
More important, I started cooking in the ’80s. I cut my teeth in the industry through the late ’80s and early ’90s (seeing as this was upstate New York during the pre-Food Network American food scene, the ’80s lasted until about 1996), and I can tell you one thing: The food was terrible. Read more »
Hey, remember yesterday when we showed you the new menu that Kevin Sbraga and his crew were rolling out at Juniper Commons? Of course you do. And while getting to take a peek at the menu itself was exciting, you know what’s even better than that?
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Juniper Commons | Courtesy of Sbraga Dining
Juniper Commons, Kevin Sbraga’s ’80s themed restaurant at the corner of Broad and South, has debuted its new menu for spring, and it boasts big changes. The overhaul may have come in response to a series of lukewarm reviews from critics who called the restaurant’s food good but aggressively normal to the point of almost being boring.
Gone are the days of the rotating weekly rotisserie menu. In fact, the whole menu has been streamlined.
Some of the new dishes include garlic shrimp, eggplant fritters, lavender fried chicken, blackened salmon, broiled scallops, a soft shell crab sandwich, Wagyu flank steak and an $80 32-oz rib eye. In fact, the only entree that seems to have made the transfer from the old menu to the new one is the Surf and Turf, and even on that the lobster has been replaced by king crab.
Spring menu at Juniper Commons »
Juniper Commons | Photos by Michael Persico
At Juniper Commons, where old newspaper headlines paper two walls in a triumph of microfilm and selective memory, there’s electricity in the air.
E. GERMANY OPENS BORDERS
SURGERY OVER, REAGAN IN CHARGE
PHILLIES RULE THE WORLD
Lionel Richie’s on the radio — along with Air Supply and Hall & Oates, all those smooth synthesizers washing over the occasional drum-machine downbeat of early LL Cool J. Votive candles flicker in amber ashtrays beneath globe lights fed by telephone-coil wire, and the lounge area goes back to the future with wingback chairs out of the Jetsons’ living room. Read more »
What, did you seriously think Kevin Sbraga was going to let a holiday like this go by without throwing a party?
If you can’t make it all the way down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you can still celebrate Fat Tuesday in NOLA fashion at The Fat Ham. On Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 5-9:30pm, the crew will be aiming a little further south than usual and guests can pay $39 to get their creole-style feast on.
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The Foobooz Speakeasy
If you were waiting to until all of the restaurants were confirmed before buying your tickets to the Philly Cooks Big Event, your time is now. 50 restaurants and bakeries will be at the February 18th event, including many from Philadelphia magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2015, plus some of the most exciting newcomers to Philadelphia.
Another feature returning this year is the Foobooz Speakeasy. The bar and lounge will be helmed by bartenders from Franky Bradley’s, Olde Bar and the Franklin.
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