Fergie’s Pub, the popular Irish pub of Fergus Carey has been in business for nineteen years at 1214 Sansom Street. Celebrate with them tonight, starting at 7 p.m. and we’re sure, running long into the evening.
Foobooz reports that HipCityVeg’s Nicole Marquis will open a vegan bar at 131 S. 13th Street (the former Full Moon Saloon) in March. The floors above the bar will be condos, courtesy Allan Domb. The name of the project? Charlie Was a Sinner. Construction begins tomorrow.
Back in April we told you that HipCityVeg’s Nicole Marquis’ name appeared on a liquor license at 131 S 13th Street, the former Full Moon Saloon, next to Vintage Wine Bar, or Danny’s Sex Shop if you prefer. Today Marquis gives us the details.
Marquis and real estate developer Allan Domb are opening Charlie Was a Sinner, a vegan bar in Midtown Village. Marquis tells us that she’s been doing research in and is looking to bring an elevated vegan bar to Philadelphia. Inspired by places like the Ace Hotel and Beauty & Essex in New York, the bar will serve cocktails made with elixrs and juices and serve up satisfying plant-based menu.
Trey Popp finds that Marcie Turney has breathed new life into red-gravy Italian at Little Nonna’s.
Just to be safe, though, order the polenta and meatballs to share; Turney packs her cornmeal with enough cream, taleggio, fontina and parmesan to put the most shameless cheese grits to shame. And you’ll want to have room at dinner’s far end for pastry chef Sara May’s spumoni, which ditches the usual neon palette in favor of a moody sundae richly muddled with roasted cherries, chocolate pizzelles and pistachio-olive oil.
Three Stars – Excellent
Restaurant Review: Next-Level Comfort Food at Little Nonna’s [Philadelphia Magazine]
Little Nonna’s [Foobooz]
Today the wine world (except for exasperating cork dorks who seem to increasingly hate on the day) celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau. The first wine from the 2013 harvest.
In Philadelphia, Midtown Village goes French for the night with a series of events at the neighborhood’s restaurants and boutiques. There are free samples, specials and sales galore.
Catherine “Ma” McGillin was born on this day in 1847. Ma lived to the ripe old age of 90 and in honor of her birthday today, McGillin’s Old Ale House is offering a free baked potato to anyone mentioning her name today.
Born Catherine McCoy in Ireland, She and “Pa” (William) opened Bell in Hand Tavern in 1860. Somehow everyone called the bar McGillin’s and that name stuck. They raised their thirteen children upstairs. In 1901 Pa died and Ma continued to run the bar on her own until she passed. Then her daughter sold the bar to the Spaniak/Mullins family, who still owns it.
That free baked potato is served with butter and sour cream. Real bacon bits available upon request.
More history of McGillin’s [McGillin's Olde Ale House]
Nomad Pizza’s new outpost at 13th and Locust has softly opened. The Roman-style pizzeria was serving guests last night and will do so again this evening as they continue to test things out.
The menu consists of salads, meatballs and twelve pizzas. Pizzas range in price from teh $11 Marinara to the $19 Truffle Pecorino.
The grand opening is set for Friday, October 25th.
Nomad Roman Opening Menu (image)
Nomad Roman [Foobooz]
Yesterday I referred to Nomad’s new Roman pizzeria as having Roman Al Taglio-style slices of pizza. I was wrong. Al Taglia pizza is common in Rome and almost exclusively served from street vendors. What Nomad’s Tom Grim has in mind is very thin round pies with toppings going right to the edge. I’ll let him explain it from here.
Construction is underway at Nomad’s new pizza spot at 1305 Locust Street. As seen in the photo above, a Nomad Pizza awning has installed. Work continues inside, but not on a pizza oven, Nomad’s Stalin Bedon and Tom Grim can rely on the oven that has been there when the space was Girasole and Spiga.
Interestingly, the name on the awning is Nomad Pizza but Michael Klein reported that the name will be Nomad Roman. A tip that the pair plan on offering
suddenly en vogue Roman style of pizza that has sprung up on menus around town, including at Pizzeria Vetri and Bufad Roman-style round pies.
Nomad Roman [f8b8z]