Ultimo Coffee Now Stocking American Sardine Bar Sandwiches


Scott Schroeder’s American Sardine Bar sandwiches are getting wider distribution. The sandwich artist and people’s champ’s sandwiches will be available at both Ultimo Coffee locations starting today. A vegan, vegetarian and meat-friendly sandwich option will be available each day. An Ultimo employee promised the sandwiches would be more substantial than previous sandwich options and priced more reasonably.

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Circles Hosting a 5-Course-5 Beer Dinners


Beer and Thai, what a lovely combination. An even better combination if it’s paired by two of the best bottle shops in town. On Wednesday, January 30th, Circles Thai is joining forces with The Bottle Shop in South Philly, and The Foodery in Northern Liberties for a 5-course 5-Beer Dinner, each course garnering its own respective bottle.

Tickets are $50 a head, and $45 for groups of four or more. There will be two seatings, one at 6pm and the second at 8pm, and tickets can be purchased online through the below links:

Circles Thai at 812 N 2nd St. http://circlesthai.ticketleap.com/northphilly/
Circles Thai 1514 Tasker St. http://circlesthai.ticketleap.com/southphilly/


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South Philadelphia Taproom Beef+Beer Is Set


South Philadelphia Taproom’s fourth annual beef + beer is set for Sunday, January 27th from 4 to 8 p.m. The all-you-can-eat beef event is a heck of a lot tastier than your average fire hall beef and beer and the beer is better too.

The all-you-can-eat beef will set you back $35. The specialty drafts and firkins are pay as you go.

South Philadelphia Taproom [Official Site]

South Philly Tap Room Hosts 7th Annual Wheat Beer Fest

The South Philadelphia Tap Room is getting ready to host their 7th annual Wheat Beer Fest (We can’t believe it’s been seven years, we clearly remember the first one) on Saturday, May 19th starting at noon. This day-long celebration features food, brews, fun and live music at in and around SPTR at 1509 MifflinStreet.

The Taproom’s Head Chef, Scott Schroeder, will be serving up the finest grilled fare along with an incredible selection of 30+ craft wheat beers.

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Two Bells for Circles

Craig LaBan explores Newbold’s Circles and finds that the modest Thai restaurant might just be tops of our Thai restaurant heap.

I especially loved the massaman curry – its turmeric-yellow, coriander-infused broth not as thick as typical versions, popping with the texture of roasty peanuts against soft potato. Other curries – the red, the Penang – are similar but subtly different.

Boonphaya’s authentic touch, meanwhile, also shined in house-made Isaan-style sausages vivid with lemongrass and rice; in the spicy tang of ground pork nam sod salad; in the deeply sour and herbaceous tom kha soup; and in the grilled calamari, so nicely tender, that basked in lime and fish sauce. Also, don’t miss the crispy-skinned “Thai rolls” stuffed with ground pork, black mushrooms, and crunchy water chestnuts. The contrast of briny shrimp paste and sweet lumps of crustacean made the crab fried rice addictive, another example of the high-quality ingredients this little cafe uses.

Two Bells – Very Good

Circles [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Circles [Official Site]

SPTR Farmhouse Dinner

This Sunday three of our favorite things will be at South Philadelphia Taproom; farmhouse ales (Ommegang Hennepin, Sly Fox Saison Vos, Saison Dupont, St. Feuillien and more) Phillies playoff baseball and an all-you-can-eat collaborative dinner from chefs from Southwark, Cochon, Balthazar and SPTR.

It’s $50 for unlimited food and drink from 5 to 9pm and of course the Phillies will be on. We’ve been to one of these collaborative feasts before and it was definitely a dining highlight not to be missed.

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