We’re in deep summer now, folks — and chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are giving sweaty, sticky Philadelphia exactly what it needs to get through this week: lots and lots of rosé.
This weekend (actually on Sunday the 11th and Monday the 12th), Lolita is going to be celebrating the holiday season in two of the best possible ways: with beer and tacos. Because seriously, what better way to get a jump on the cold than by refusing to cave too early to the root vegetables and stews that the season demands?
Each of the restaurants will be offering special deals on rosé wine and food for all three nights.
Barbuzzo is offering 23 rosé wines from seven countries. Jamonera is offering a rosé happy hour plus a special Spanish seafood dish with a full bottle of wine for $30 per person. Little Nonna’s has a Calabrian BBQ menu that’s paired with a carafe of gagliopo rosé and Lolita is doing DIY Baja tacos teamed with rosé sangria or margaritas.
Hey, remember that thing where everyone on the internets went bonkers when the New York Times gently suggested that people might like to add green peas to their guacamole? Yeah, well look at the picture above. It appears the crew at Lolita were listening and not even denouncements from Jeb Bush and Barack Obama could sway them from their path.
And that course is just a start because Lolita is doing a full-on three-course Mexican BBQ dinner on Sunday and Monday, July 19 and 20. It covers just about every last bit of summer food you can think of.
Guacamole with green peas included.
The list of places to get a late-afternoon snack or drink continues to grow this summer, and we’re certainly not complaining.
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are opening the outdoor seating areas and the bars at Jamonera and Lolita in Midtown Village for their new summer happy hour menus on Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM – 6:30 PM.
Drinks will range from $4-$6, and all sorts of tapas will be available for $5. It may not be Granada (the city that offers free tapas with every drink), but, then again, it’s not far off.
Still unconvinced? Then check out the menu below for a little motivation.
With Cinco de Mayo just a week away, we over at Foobooz Headquarters decided we could no longer put off going through the folder we had marked, “Cinco de Mayo: Deal With Later,” in our emails. So here it is you tequila and guacamole guzzling heathens: your guide to Philly’s Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo Street Festival at El Rey: The Stephen Starr restaurant is hosting its first ever, all-day (5/5, 2pm-10pm) street festival, featuring Mexican street food (think tacos, quesadillas, nachos, corn, margaritas and agua fresca), live mariachi music, piñatas and giveaways. The festival will be on the 2000 block of Ranstead Street.
Editor’s Note: Whenever we get a fresh body added to the team here at Foobooz World HQ, the first thing we ask them to do is create a six-pack for us. It can be about something you like to eat, we say. About something you like to cook. New Foob-tern Regan Abato went another way. She wanted to talk about what she likes to drink.
I think Regan is going to fit in here just fine…
Lately, Philadelphians seem to be obsessed with cocktails. And not just any cocktails, but drinks with outlandish infusions, unusual flavors and ingredients someone who was never a bartender probably never heard of. With these crazy concoctions popping up at almost every bar in town, I started thinking about something a little simpler. While a margarita’s endless options can be dizzying, it is also a totally approachable drink that can be great in any form.
So with so many drinks and so few happy hours, here’s a six pack of some of the best margaritas in Philadelphia you need to try right now.
Lolita Restaurant knows that on a Sunday and/or Monday – especially one approaching the holiday – beer is always a good idea, as is saving money.
So, on Sunday, December 7th and Monday, December 8th, the restaurant will host a 3-course Holiday Beer Dinner with a menu of Mexican food meeting Christmas beer. And you can’t complain about the cost, it’s only $35 per person.
We’ve noticed a trend around town. Restaurants are offering their own version of the happy meal, a sandwich (or in one case, a taco), a shot and a beer. This super-sized Citywide is a welcome combo for bar eaters. Here are some of our favorites in Philadelphia.
It’s late night and you’re about to dip into rent money to keep the buzz going – but 13th Street’s got ya covered when it comes to late night happy hour deals.
Lolita has had a late night happy hour since it retooled, but now it includes a Mexican take on the Citywide Special. Get a taco (some food in the stomach), a shot of tequila, and a Tecate for just $10. Or you can do the two tacos for $5 deal and pair that with a cerveza for $3 or a margarita for $6. The deal’s available from 10 p.m. until 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday.