Philadelphia Is Getting Crabby

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Philadelphia is getting crabby and it isn’t because the Eagles lost (thank goodness). We’ve been spotting crab specials pop up around town. Corner Foodery is offering snow crabs for $9.99 per pound or three blue crabs for $9.99. Each order of blue crabs gets a free 12-ounce draft. And tonight, from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, the deal works in reverse. Buy a beer and get an order of free crabs.

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World Cup Tasting Menu At Matyson

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So there’s a lot of World Cup craziness going on around town in celebration of the various teams competing over the next few weeks. But Matyson has it all boiled down in this first week–a single, 5-course menu that covers the flavors of teams from Ghana, Germany, Portugal and the United States, plus a Death By Chocolate dessert just because chocolate is awesome. That’s the Team U.S.A. dish pictured above: baby back ribs, apple slaw and cornbread.

The menu is $45 (which is still such a killer deal that I can’t believe the house is still charging so little) and it’s available through Thursday night.

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Check Out Matyson’s Summer Seafood Tasting Menu

Tuna Tartare on Matyson's Summer Seafood tasting menu.

Tuna Tartare on Matyson’s Summer Seafood tasting menu.

When we received Matyson’s summer seafood tasting menu for the week over the weekend we were really impressed. And now that we’ve seen the photos, well we suggest you make reservations immediately.

Matyson’s summer seafood tasting menu is available now through Thursday, June 12th and is $45 for five-courses.

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Matyson and Others Offering Soft Shells #SoftShellsInPHL

Soft shell crab BLT at Ela

Soft shell crab BLT at Ela

Soft shell crabs landed on the lists of specials around Philadelphia in a big way over the weekend and will continue to do so in weeks to come. Since we’re such big fans of soft shell crabs, we’ve been dutifully tagging tweets about soft shells with the hashtag, #SoftShellsinPHL.

Matyson is going further than adding soft shells as a special, the Center City BYOB is offering a tasting menu this week that includes soft shell crabs in four different cuisines for $45.

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Restaurant Week Pick for Monday, January 20th

Amada | Photo by Ashley Catharine Smith

Amada | Photo by Ashley Catharine Smith

Looking for a Restaurant Week pick for tonight? Hustle and get that 8 p.m. table for two at Amada. It’s one of the solid Restaurant Week performers and a prime-time table is tough to beat.


Not interested in Restaurant Week, how about Lobster Week. That’s what Matyson is offering tonight through Thursday.

Check out their special five course, $50 menu.

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Charlie Trotter Inspired Dinners

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Last week, culinary pioneer, chef and restaurateur Charlie Trotter passed away. We’ve already seen a special meal at Will over the weekend and it looks like we’ll see some more commemorative dinners this week.

Matyson is dedicating its weekly tasting menu to the Chicago restaurateur. Tonight through Thursday the “Grand Finale Tribute to Charlie Trotter will be offered for $45 per person.

Chip Roman, who first heard about Charlie Trotter when he was 19 and working in Marc Vetri’s kitchen is hosting a special tribute dinner tomorrow, November 12th. Roman bought all of Trotter’s books which he says were “very out of my league at the time.” But tomorrow he looks to heed Trotter’s advice about balance in his special $45 per person dinner at Conshohocken’s Blackfish.

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