Halloween falls during the week this year, which means you have a choice of two weekends to don your freaky costumes and roam the streets, but there’s only one Dia de los Muertos. So pour one out for your fallen homies at any of the following…
La Calaca Feliz
2321 Fairmount Ave
Tim Spinner is offering a four course Day of the Dead tasting menu for $29. It begins with tamal de rana (slow braised frogs legs and green chili), moves to cemita sliders, then pork cheek mole coloradito with blue cheese grits and mustard greens, finally ending with traditional pan de muerto. At Cantina Feliz, the $28 menu (with the option to add a beverage pairing for only $12 more) is completely different and looks equally tasty. Red chili duck tamales with Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen by Neshaminy Creek Brewing, anyone?
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Troegs Nugget Nectar is one of the most sought-after beers of the year and the beer has started shipping in kegs from the Harrisburg brewer. And today, Mad Mex in University City has tapped the Imperial Amber and is offering 22-ounce drafts of the 7.5% beer for just $5.
Paramour in the Hotel Wayne debuts brunch this Sunday. Served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will also be a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
Little Louie’s Barbecue opened yesterday in Collingswood. The former 505 Prime is serving up barbecue styles from across the US. We’re looking forward to trying cherrwood smoked duck, smoked buffalo sausage and brisket empanadas. [The Insider]
Next Monday Patrick Feury and Chester County Cheese Artisans are combining for a special four-course dinner at Nectar. Meet the farmers and eat a menu of seasonal dishes that compliment the locally crafted cheeses. Dinner is $65 per person. [Nectar]
Mad Mex Willow Grove is set to debut on the lucky date of 11/11/11.[Mad Mex Willow Grove]
Photo by Ryan Lavine
French Culinary Institute graduate Chef Lila Colello has opened Brulee Bakery, an online operation that provides fresh baked goods and desserts to the Philadelphia area. Every Saturday Colello materializes out of the online world and makes an appearance at the Overbrook Farms Farmers’ Market at Lancaster and City Avenue. Head there to check out her tarts, macarons and more. [Brulee Bakery]
The new Tröegs Brewery in Hershey is already brewing beer. Monday saw the opening of the retail store and next Monday should see the opening of the tasting bar. Bryan Kolesar shares more in his exclusive tour. [Brew Lounge]
Melt Down has opened in North Wales. The restaurant is dedicated to humble and loved grilled cheese sandwich. [Melt Down]
The Mad Mex chain is expanding in the area. Look for their Willow Grove location to open on Moreland Avenue next month. [Facebook]
Construction is continuing at Downingtown’s Avalon Pasta Bistro. The second restaurant from John Brandt-Lee who also owns Avalon in West Chester is slated to open later this Spring. Pictured above is the foundation of the restaurant’s forthcoming patio.
Willow Grove gets a Mad Mex to call its own. The Pittsburgh based chain will be slinging margaritas and burritos in a few months. [The Insider]
One of the best bottle-to-go selections on the Main Line will be coming to the Devon Whole Foods. The Milepost Pub is opening in May and will feature 300 bottles and six local taps for pints and growlers. [Main Line Dine]
HogFish Bar & Grill is looking to open in the May/June timeframe at former Osaka in Wayne. The restaurant will specialize in Florida-based seafood. [The Insider]
Massa Pizza & Grill is a Portuguese and Italian BYOB that has opened in Ambler. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Wayne’s Xilantro has been delayed again. The crew that owns El Sarape and two Los Serapes are now hoping to open the Wayne restaurant within four weeks. [The Insider]
Tap & Table won’t be vacant long. It’ll be reopening under new management as The Trapp Door. [The El Vee]
If you’re the type of person that goes mad for TrÃ¶egs Nugget Nectar then you’ll be mad for Mad Mex. Starting tomorrow you’ll be able to get 22oz drafts of Nugget Nectar and Amber Ale for just $5.
The special price only lasts until the kegs are kicked.
Mad Mex [Official Site]
TrÃ¶egs [Official Site]
Mad Mex is doing a brewer feature with Victory Brewing all January. They’re pouring 22oz Prima Pils for just $4 all month and starting tonight they are also featuring kegs of St. Victorious.
Mad Mex [Official Site]