The build-out on Mitch Prensky’s Scratch Biscuits storefront at 1306 Chestnut Street is on schedule, maybe even ahead of schedule. This, Prensky told me as he frantically looked for some wood to knock on, means the Midtown Village biscuit spot will be ready for inspections in about three weeks.
Yesterday, I sat down with Prensky to try a sampling of his breakfast and lunch biscuit sandwiches. Also on the agenda, identifying which sandwich was served on a gluten-free biscuit. I failed.
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The cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia were on Conan last night, when the discussion veered toward fans who had gotten tattoos of cast members painted on their bodies. From there, as they say, silliness ensued, with Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney showing off some of their own (fake) celebrity tattoos—the worst being McElhenney, who had ink of Bill Cosby. As a joke, he scribbled an “R” between the “C” and “O” and drew a thick moustache on the face to disguise it as David Crosby. No one buys it, of course. Watch the clip above.
Following last night’s Super Bowl Jimmy Fallon and The Roots paid tribute to the game by doing an a cappella version of Freddy Mercury’s “We Are the Champions” with a host of their famous friends—everyone from Sam Smith and Ariana Grande to Christina Aguilera. It’s a delightful watch for this oh-so-gloomy Monday. Check it out above.
In other Fallon Philly connections: Kevin Hart showed up to promote his latest film The Wedding Ringer, and got caught up in a lip sync battle with Fallon and Will Ferrell. Check that clip out below:
Calling all University City students: now you can cure those late night munchies with Jake’s after-midnight breakfast sandwiches.
Jake’s Sandwich Board is extending their hours on Friday and Saturday nights until 3 am. After midnight, they will offer a special late-night menu of breakfast sammies, including bacon and eggs with a sriracha ketchup spread, topped with cheddar and provolone cheese and hash browns or brisket and eggs topped with cheese and french fries.
Sounds like the perfect meal to end a sloppy night, right?
The sandwich prices range from $8.25 to $9.25. Jake’s University City is located at 125 South 40th Street.
Jake’s Sandwich Board
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If you’re looking for cutting-edge live arts and experiences this fall, look no further than FringeArts. Its autumn lineup comes on the heels of a record-breaking 2014 Fringe Festival and includes performances at La Peg, the on-site restaurant and beer garden serving as a the cultural center of the Delaware waterfront.
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Starting this Friday, August 22nd, The Fat Ham is offering a late evening burger, beer and bourbon special. For $18 you can get a pimento cheeseburger with fries and a side of “Comeback sauce”; a can of Neshaminy Creek beer and a shot of Four Roses Yellow Label bourbon. The deal runs from 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Charlie was a sinner. offers late night specials Sunday through Thursday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The specials include $6 cocktails as well as a selection of vegan bites topping out at $4.
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Calling all broke college students and anyone else who loves free things and tacos. In order to celebrate Union Taco’s grand opening in Manayunk, the taqueria will be giving away free tacos tomorrow between noon and 2 p.m. Each guest, whether dining in or taking out, will get one taco on the house, but you can enjoy the entire menu, too.
This is Chef Nick Farina’s second Union Taco, and while the menu is almost identical to Northern Liberties’, though you won’t find any flatbreads at the Manayunk location. Yet that didn’t hinder Farina’s enthusiasm for his new opening. “I’m really excited to meet our new clientele and introduce our cuisine to Manayunk taco lovers.” And for you late-night taco lovers, Union Taco will be open until 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
The new location will be at 4229 Main Street.
Union Taco [Foobooz]
Union Taco [Official]
Yesterday, I got home from working late and stumbled upon something really interesting. I was hungry, it was 1:30 in the morning, and I was scrolling through GrubHub’s suspect list of restaurants open for delivery late at night.
Nina’s Trattoria, yes the little BYOB in the Italian Market, was hidden amongst all the chinese takeouts and gross pizza parlors. I called to make sure they were open, and to my surprise, somebody answered. I ordered my food, it came within the hour, and the bliss I felt chowing down on their penne bolognese with a side of meatballs at 2:30 a.m. is a feeling you can only experience for yourself.
David Neukirch, one of the two brothers that own Nina’s explained, “working in the industry, you get out late at night, and you end up eating junk. So we’re giving people some good food to eat late at night.” He mentioned that they’ll soon be adding to the late night menu as well—pizza to be specific.
They’re open late for delivery Tuesday-Sunday until 2 a.m. on weekdays, and 3 a.m. on weekends (Nina’s encourages placing your order before 1:45 a.m. on weekdays, and 2:45 a.m. on weekends, and a call ahead won’t hurt either).
Sometimes, good news just falls in your lap.
Nina’s Trattoria [Official]
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler — who have been paired in a number of romantic comedies through the years — reunited on Late Night last night, where host Jimmy Fallon had them sing a love song about their experience working together. The whole ditty was rather sweet. Looks like Barrymore — who is very pregnant in the clip — was moved to tears by the end. Check out the video above.
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