Tonight, Tuesday, March 24th,Kraftwork is hosting its monthly Staff Picks. This month’s theme is “The Final Four of Hoppy Beer.” The event is a blind tasting competition to decide which region of the United States produces the best hoppy beer.
Representing the East: Victory Dirt Wolf
Representing the West: Firestone Walker Union Jack
Representing the South: Terrapin Hopsecutioner
Representing the Midwest: Great Lakes Chillwave
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Kraftwork in Fishtown was lucky enough to score some burgundy truffles this week. This weekend, Exec chef Brian Lofink and chef de cuisine Josh Evans whipped up a dish highlighting the truffles.
The special will be house-made pappardelle pasta with a butter emulsion, chopped burgundy truffles and fine herbs with grated black truffle on top. It will be good while supplies last, which at $20, won’t be long.
What better way to spend your Saturday than doing a Philly bar crawl? And what better way to do a pub crawl than to have you and your friends chauffeured by the Craft Beer Express? This Saturday, November 8th, The Craft Beer Express will be hitting up a slew of beer bars from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Bus tickets are $10 each, or you can start at the bar of your choice and pay as you go. Each participating bar is hosting a different theme, so check the list out below to decide where to begin your crawl:
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Owner Adam Ritter (left) and Executive Chef Brian Lofink (right) watching the battle from the outside.
Last night, we held our 28th Open Stove cook-off. It was an inner-city rivalry: Fishtown gastropub Kraftwork vs. Graduate Hospital gastropub The Sidecar Bar & Grille. Both restaurants under the same chef/owners; both contenders doing some pretty awesome stuff in their own kitchens. But in the immortal words of Arthur Etchells, “I don’t eat eggs enough for dinner.”
So we made that happen.
It was a booze-y, brunch-y, Scissorhands-y dinner, full of all the breakfast favorites from Bisquick to scrapple. This night, like every other Open Stove, was exceedingly fun. So join us in our recap, and see with your own eyes what went down.
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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.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Kraftwork, Kermit’s Bake Shoppe and online at TicketFly.
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Kraftwork is bringing back its Filet & Foie Cheesesteak this week as a special. Chef Brian Lofink packs a toasted roll with the holy trinity of filet mignon tips, foie gras sauce and black truffle shavings. The highfalutin cheesesteak also features roasted balsamic cippolini onions and gruyère cheese.
The cheesesteak, minus the black truffles sells for $15. That quarter-ounce of fresh black truffle shavings adds $8 more to the sandwich.
It’s only available for a week, so plan your Girard Avenue trip now.
Year of the Cheesesteak [Foobooz]
Chef Brian Lofink of Kraftwork is offering habanero-and-orange glazed Alaskan snow crabs. The special is available for $18 and includes roasted corn salad, salt roasted potatoes, garlic herb butter and chimichurri sauce.
And as if that weren’t enough to have you plotting your trip down Girard Avenue, Kraftwork has also tracked down some prized Cantillon beers. Cantillon Classic Lambic is on draft and both 2012 Cantillon St. Lamvinus and 2012 Cantillon Iris are available in bottles beginning today.
The crab deal runs through Thursday.
The crazy kids at Kraftwork have spent the last few months hoarding some of the best interesting Belgian beers for its “New Kids on the Belgian Block” event today,Tuesday, February 18th. There will be twenty-two beers, including 19 on tap. To capitalize on the NKOTB theme, chef Brian Lofink will be serving up a 1980s-inspired throwback menu.
The event began at noon and will go all day.
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Kraftwork is hosting the brewers from Jolly Pumpkin and the “gypsy jazz” band Fountainebleau. Nine Jolly Pumpkin beers will be on tap with four more in bottles.
The fun begins later this afternoon so you can continue to “work from home” for awhile longer.
As much as Graduate Hospital neighborhood residents enjoy brunch at Sidecar, Fishtowners seem to go even wilder for brunch at Kraftwork. And on Thursday, December 26th they’ll have even more reason to go bonkers. Kraftwork is hosting a special Russian River Brewing brunch with Damnation, Pliny the Elder, Consecration, Temptation and Blind Pig on tap.