New Summer Bar Menu for Ela


Eggplant Tots

Ela has added new cocktails and bar menu items for summer. Chef Jason Cichonski has added dishes like:

  • Pork Belly with watermelon bbq, pickled rind, arugula
  • Lamb Pita with sesame cucumber, salsa verde, yogurt and radish
  • Eggplant Tots with piperade, shaved fennel and pecorino

The bar is also celebrating summer with several new cocktails including:

  • Divine Intervention with Lillet, Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin, Orange Bitters, Lavender
  • I Am Fred Astaire with Vodka, Mango-Rosemary-Red Bell Pepper Shrub

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Happy Hour at Avance


Since we’re talking about happy hours today, here’s what the bar at Avance offers happy hour every weeknight from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Select beers are $5 and specialty cocktails are $10. There is also a punch of the week.

As for food, oysters, duck terrine, a cheese plate and even the lamb burger are all discounted.

Avance [Foobooz]

Strangelove’s Offers Late Night Happy Hour on Tuesdays


Strangelove’s sits in a neighborhood filled with restaurants, hospitals and Jefferson University. So they figure, why should happy hour only cater to the 9-5ers? On Tuesday nights, after that late shift, class or just because you’re out late on a Tuesday, head to Strangelove’s between 9 p.m. and midnight for select American drafts, house wine, well drinks and snack specials, all for just $4.

Strangelove’s [Foobooz]

Taqueria Feliz Opens Today in Manayunk

Taqueria Feliz Tacos

Photo by Courtney Apple

Taqueria Feliz from Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal (Cantina Feliz, La Calaca Feliz) opens this afternoon at 4 p.m. at 4410 Main Street. Lucio Palazzo mans the kitchen at this 85-seat bar and restaurant and will be serving up a menu of classic Mexican taqueria dishes with a “Feliz” spin.

Like the other two Felizs, Taqueria Feliz has a bright color palette throughout and murals by artist Alison Dilworth. The exterior is a vibrant surfer blue and lime that stands out.

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Jersey Dan at Alla Spina Tonight

30_AllaSpina_Emily Frances Olson

If you were at Hop Chef you heard Jersey Dan dee-jay. Maybe you even went to Alla Spina for the after party and had more beer you really didn’t need. Reminisce tonight at Alla Spina as he DJs the bar’s Thursday Tap That night. Jersey Dan goes on at 9 p.m., the food and drink special go from 10 p.m. to midnight.

To make it truly like Hop Chef, at the end of the night, call Dan and tell him you left your camera in his car, even though you didn’t.

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Alla Spina and Uber Team Up for Happy Hour Deals

Alla Spina and Uber (the Best of Philly winning reason to never ride in a cab again) are teaming up for a happy hour special. If you use the car service to arrive at the North Broad Street, Italian gastropub during the regular or late-night happy hours, you can receive an item of your choice from the happy hour menu in addition to $10 off the Uber ride.

The special deal runs tonight through Friday, August 24th. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. And late nights Monday through Thursday, from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.

Get your free dish, limited to two per car by showing your Uber confirmation. Get your discounted ride using the Uber promo code, DOGDAYS.

Alla Spina [Official Site]
Uber [Official Site]

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