Clarkville and Strangelove’s Are Celebrating the Snow Day in Style

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Most of the city seems to be shut down by today’s little snowstorm. But if you’re like us, a snow day just means another excuse to hole up somewhere warm for some drinks and snacks while we wait to see what Mother Nature throws at us next.

The crews at Clarkville, Local 44 and Strangelove’s? They get that. Which is why they’ve laid on some specials for the day.

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Yards Events For Lovers And For Fighters

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We’ve got two events coming up next week–one for lovers, one for fighters, both of them with Yards beer in the middle and both of them happening on February 8.

Also, there might be some ice skating. So read on for details.

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Local 44 Is Turning Eight Years Old

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How do you celebrate a birthday at Local 44? By drinking, of course. A whole week of drinking, which is what the crew there is preparing for as the West Philly bar and bottle shop approaches its 8th birthday.

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About Last Night: They Do It On Top Chef All The Time…

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We’ve been doing Open Stove nights at COOK for a long time now. We call it episode 41, but really there have been more like 45, maybe 50. There are a few early ones and a few weird ones that just never seem to make the count. Call them the Lost Open Stoves.

But regardless, we’ve done a lot of these. And for this one–a battle between crews from Local 44 and Rex 1516–we were looking for a new sort of challenge for the chefs. Something we hadn’t done before. And at the very last minute, we decided to do someting that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time now. A challenge crippling enough that, when I first announced it, midway through the appetizer round, the chefs and their sous just kind of stood there for a minute, assuming I was kidding.

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Drink Beer And Eat Fried Chicken This Thursday At Local 44

Twice Fried Chicken from Resurrection Ale House.

Twice Fried Chicken from Resurrection Ale House.

Calling all beer-drinking carnivores: Local 44 is hosting a beer and fried chicken night this Thursday, July 30th. Unless you are genuinely busy, you have no excuse not to indulge.

Oh, would it make a difference if we told you it was a Resurrection Ale House fried chicken night?

Yeah, we thought it might.

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This Saturday: Hang Out With Tired Hands Brewing Co.

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This Saturday, April 18th, Jean Broillet and the rest of the brew team at Tired Hands Brewing Company are hitting up five different bars, showing off beer brewed from their operational (but not yet open to the public) Fermentaria.

The brewers will be at Local 44 from 12-1 pm, Strangelove’s from 2-3 pm, Standard Tap from 4-5 pm, Memphis Taproom from 6-7 pm and Alla Spina from 8-9 pm. They’ll be pouring their popular HopHands as well as debuting Rutilant, their new IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin and Cascade Hops.

Plan on meeting up with them at one spot or another. Just don’t follow them around all day. That’s stalking.

Tired Hands Brewing Company [Official]

Resurrection’s Fried Chicken Is Resurrected

resurrection-fried-chickenResurrection Ale House may be gone but Leigh Maida and company have been promising that the restaurant’s famous fried chicken would return. And it will be tomorrow, January 13th and Wednesday the 14th at Local 44. The fried chicken will begin being served at 11:30 a.m. and go to the fryer runs dry.

Resurrection’s twice-fried chicken with honey drizzle has been a standout since it received acknowledgement from Bon Appetit as one of America’s ten best fried chickens, back in 2010.

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Local 44 Wants to be Your Beer Gift Superstore

HolidayShoppingThe Bottle Shop at Local 44 is ready for all of your holiday shopping needs. The compendium to Local 44 is stocking a host of beer meets food products not to mention tons of beer as well.

Among the beer and food products available are several Victory Brewing related items including Victorious B.I.G. jerky, Crisp & Co. Pint Pickles and Punch Drunk hot sauce. There are also items like draft beer flavored jelly beans, beer soap and dog biscuits from spent brewing grain. The Local 44 team is also excited to have

There is also a pop-up freezer section offering Weckerly’s Cinnamon Toasted Oat on Chocolate Stout Brownies and pints of Porter Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Brown Butter Short Bread.

Of course the bottle shop is also offering beer specials for the holidays. For one, all magnums of beer are $30 through the end of the year.

Holiday Shopping [Bottle Shop at Local 44]

Black Friday Brunches Around Town

blackout brunchThe Cambridge – Since you’ll surely be up and shopping by 4 a.m., you’ll be ready for a Bloody Mary by 11:30. And that works out well since that’s when the Cambridge opens and your first Bloody is free through 2:30 p.m.

Kraftwork and Sidecar – Both these bars are offering their annual Blackout Brunch. Sidecar is making Thanksgiving leftovers sound appealing with specials like “green bean casserole quiche” and yam soup plus dark beers like Great Lakes Blackout Stout and Goose Island Bourbon Country Stout. Kraftwork is offering almond pumpkin coffee cake and Thanksgiving biscuits and gravy. The Fishtown bar will also be going dark on tap with Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout highlighting an impressive list.

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