Earlier this month, we told you about Tinto’s new happy hour. Now, Jose Garces’s other Spanish restaurant in Philadelphia is getting a similar happy hour makeover.
Beginning today, Amada is offering a $5 tapas and drink specials from 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Look for favorites like Piquillos Rellenos (crab-stuffed peppers), Patatas Bravas (spicy potatoes), and Croquetas de Jamon (ham croquettes) all to be on the happy hour menu.
In the drinks department, Amada will be offering $4 beers, $5 sangria, $6 wine and $8 cocktails.
There was a fire in a dumpster outside of City Tavern last night. The fire did not cause any internal damage but Walter Steib’s restaurant will be closed temporarily.
No word on when exactly the Old City restaurant will reopen but an email states, “thankfully, no one was injured in the incident and the restaurant will reopen within days.”
UPDATE: City Tavern says the fire did “more damage to the electrical system than we originally thought.” They’re hoping to reopen by Wednesday or Thursday.
City Tavern [Official]
Every now and again a home on Elfreth’s Alley–the country’s oldest continually inhabited street– becomes available. Without looking too far, a record number of three of these historic residences were put on the market earlier this year–all right before Independence Day, go figure. (Yeah ‘murca!)
Lately, another one of these American heirlooms was listed for sale. (Another one could be hitting the market soon, too. But more on that as Halloween moves closer…)
In this case, 130 Elfreth’s Alley, a red-shuttered dwelling built in 1741, is furnished with fireplaces showing off decorative mantles, wide-planked flooring made of pine wood, and a brick exterior with lintels, cornices and dormers. In the summer, the rear brick patio would be swell for meals since it’s connected to the eat-in kitchen.
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Old City’s 2nd Story Brewing is set to open on Tuesday, October 20th in the former home of Triumph Brewing Co. We’ve got the opening beer list and the bar menu as well. Check out what on tap and the bites that’ll be offered at the bar. The brewpub will offer four standard brews plus five rotating selections.
While you’re drinking your beer, the kitchen will be offering bar bites like short rib poutine, smashed fingerling potatoes that are fried until crispy and blakc bean egg rolls with braised chicken.
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Han Dynasty Old City is celebrating its one-year anniversary at 123 Chestnut, and it’s doing so by giving away free Dan Dan noodles this week through Tuesday, October 21st (Lunch is included). All you have to do to get the delicious dan dan is this:
Step 1: Go to said Han Dynasty.
Step 2: Post “Happy Hanniversary” to any social media (Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, Myspace, whatever you’re into) in front of a manager or server.
Step 3: Order an entree to go with the noodles.
Step 4: Receive and eat dan dan noodles at Han Dynasty.
But don’t bring your friends, or too many of them. The deal is only one order of noodles per party.
Han Dynasty [f8b8z]
2nd Story Brewing Co. (117 Chestnut Street) is finally opening its doors in Old City on Tuesday, October 21st.
As a craft brewery and restaurant serving farm-to-table pub cuisine, 2nd Story Brewing Co. will introduce a new collection of classically inspired ales and lagers as well as foods created with regional, seasonal ingredients by working closely with local producers and purveyors.
Much of the 2nd Story Brewing Co. team has some kitchen and/or producer time behind them. Owner Debbie Grady? She’s a working farmer who owns Tilted Barn Farm in Pottstown. General Manager Ken Merriman is a restaurateur who owns District Riverton Bistro in Riverton, NJ. He’ll be overseeing operations at the restaurant and brewery, while adding a bit of appropriate worldly insight, having grown up in Dublin, Ireland.
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Amada, Iron Chef Jose Garces’ Old City Spanish tapas bar and restaurant, is hosting its bi-annual Pig Out on Sunday, September 28th. There will be two seatings for the dinner; the first is at 3:30 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m.
The dinner itself will feature a three-course meal starring endless amounts of the Amada’s signature dish, Cochinillo Asado, or roasted whole suckling pig. The pig is carved table-side by a chef and is accompanied by side dishes including rosemary scented white beans, crispy roasted fingerling potatoes and for dessert, indulgent bacon and peanut butter macarons.
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Fear not, vinyl devotees: Though the space at 27 North Second Street is for rent, a.k.a. music is here to stay.
“Nah, we’re not going out of business,” says owner Mike Hoffman. “We might move around the corner, we’re not sure. If all the stars line up, we’ll move. If they don’t, we’ll stay.”
This has been a public service announcement for all nervous music lovers in the Philadelphia area. You’re welcome.
Celebrate The Franklin Fountain’s 10th Anniversary on Saturday, September 20th from noon until 6 p.m. at 116 Market Street.
The old timey American soda fountain with the well-informed staff dressed in period attire and house-made ice cream has been in business for ten years and it is celebrating with a street fair.
The celebration will include live music throughout the day. A children’s booth with face-painting, arts and crafts, ice cream and candy will serve the kids, and a Brown Swiss dairy cow named “Bessie Ross” will be on hand and udderly fantastic.
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