It’s pumpkin carving season. And the only thing that is better than a parent and child sitting down to carve their first jack-o-lantern together, is you, a beer, a sharp knife and a pumpkin.
Every Thursday through Halloween, Drury Beer Garden (behind Opa) is offering the opportunity to carve a pumpkin. $10 gets you a pumpkin beer, a pumpkin and of course, a pumpkin beer.
At both the Sidecar Bar & Grille and Kraftwork, Tuesday, October 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd are being set aside for pumpkin carving and fall beers, including a number of fresh hopped varietals and pumpkin beers too.
Christmas is officially five months away. So what better way to celebrate than with Opa’s Drury Beer Garden? Tonight, July 25th from 5 pm-midnight they’re decking the halls with a whole sack of yuletide beer, gifts and specials! Don’t miss out on the holiday beer and cheer!
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Drury Beer Garden / Opa [Official]
Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 23rd Opa is hosting a wine dinner featuring Greek wines. The $45 per person dinner includes four courses, all accompanied by different wines. As you dine you’ll learn about the wines and varietals, some of which date back to Aristotle’s time.
Besides being a day that brings out the worst in America, Black Friday is also a symbol for the kickoff of the holiday season. And, as always, with Black Friday, comes savings, bargains, and deals—and Sansom Street’s Opa is joining in.
Starting this Friday, Opa will be offering their Holiday Lunch Special: the Opa Signature Burger with house-cut oregano fries and a soft drink for only $5.95 (sales/gratuity not included). The special runs until January 1st, 2013 and it’s only available during lunch hours, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Opa Restaurant [Official Site]
Greek hotspot Opa is bringing in the fall with delicious new selections inspired by the recent trip to Greece by owner George Tsioursis. New menu items include Greek Flatbread topped with sausage, tahini and manouri crumble, and Lamb Stew with parsnips, eggplant, and oregano gnocchi. Newly promoted chef James Wells is leading the kitchen, so stop by and see what he’s cooking up.
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Chef Andrew Brown is moving on from Opa. Owner George Tsiouris says that Brown who has been there since the opa-ning will be leaving at the end of this month and sous chef James Wells will be taking on the executive chef responsibilities. Tsiouris recently returned from a research trip to Greece and is looking forward to introducing a variety of new dishes this fall.
Brown who was previously executive chef at White Dog Cafe and a sous chef at Django has his next gig lined up but isn’t saying where just yet.
Opa [Official Site]
Opa pulled a fast one and managed to softly open its Drury Street Beer Garden late last month without anyone knowing but now we have the rest of the details on the backyard beer garden with a bit of a 70s vibe.
The short food menu includes a salad, gyro, cheese fries, pretzel ring, chicken fingers and most interestingly, a crab boil served with corn on the cob, sausage and potatoes.
Drury Beer Garden caters to groups with its offering for a table of six with a case of beer, crab feast and dessert for $150. Spiked lemonade is available for $55 a cooler or $6 a pint.
The beer list, especially the cans are competitively priced with $2.50 Yuengling Lager and many craft cans for $4.
Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday, till 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
We’re into week two of #FoieFridays with a growing group of Philadelphia restaurants offering special $10 foie gras dishes on Fridays in June.
The event is in response to the imminent outlawing of foie gras in California. Here’s the list we have so far. Chefs, please email us at email@example.com for with your additions.
In protest of the recent foie gras troubles in California (where a complete Nanny State ban on foie gras is due to take effect on July 1), Philadelphia chefs are teaming up to support their West Coast brethren in fighting the good fight. In order to bring a little light and make a little noise, chefs like Jason Cichonski of Ela have called on their colleagues to bring foie gras to the people.
The result? Foie Fridays. And the first one is tomorrow.