About Last Night: Smoke Meets Spice at Percy Street

smoke-meets-spice-percy-street-940

Last night Erin O’Shea and Michael Solomonov welcomed Lior Lev Sercarz to Percy Street for a very special dinner. Even though I quickly jumped on tickets to the event I wasn’t prepared for just how much great food would be offered.

Lior Lev Secarz is referred to as the “spice whisperer.” His blends of spice make it into the food at Zahav and onto donuts at Federal Donuts. Last night his spices magically mixed with the food coming from O’Shea’s kitchen.

The dinner in photos » 

Spice Dinner Is Coming to Percy Street

SpiceMeetsSmoke1On Tuesday, January 14th at 7 p.m., Percy Street Barbecue is hosting a special dinner with chef/owner Erin O’Shea collaborating with Zahav’s Michael Solomonov and master spice blender Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte Epice in New York City. You’ve come across these spices at Zahav and in many of Federal Donuts’ donuts and fried chicken.

The three-course dinner will be served family-style and each course will be paired with a drink featuring beer from Brooklyn Brewery. The price is $60 per person, which includes the beverage pairing, tax and gratuity.

Among the highlights, biscuits with foie gras butter, pork and lobster  machleb sausage and a smoked lamb shank.

Full menu » 

Tonight: Beer Can Christmas Tree Lighting at Percy Street

Photo via Percy Street Barbecue

Photo via Percy Street Barbecue

Tonight, Thursday, December 12th, Percy Street Barbecue is hosting its annual beer can Christmas tree lighting. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with a special Troegs happy hour featuring half-priced Perpetual IPA and Mad Elf. The tree, decorated with 400 beer cans and topped with a steel bucket will be illuminated at 7 p.m. The holiday mood will be set by Matt and Chris of Coal Town Rounders.

So get there early for the happy hour and make sure you also order a fried chicken biscuit or two.

Percy Street Barbecue [Foobooz]

Fried Chicken Biscuit at Percy Street Barbecue

fried-chicken-biscuit-at-percy-street

Earlier this week we popped in to Percy Street Barbecue for the first time in too long. While we were there stuffing ourselves with ham plates, biscuits and brisket fries when we were told that happy hour was changing the next day. And one of the things that would be on the new $5 happy hour menu, the above chicken biscuit situation. It’s Percy’s buttermilk biscuit, topped with fried chicken thighs, cheddar sauce, hot sauce and pickled apples.

Happy hour is just that at Percy Street. Monday to Friday, from 5 to 6 p.m. And that’s the only time the fried chicken biscuit is available.

Percy Street Barbecue [Foobooz]

Dad’s Hat Whiskey Tasting at Percy Street

dads-hat-percy

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 10th, Percy Street will be hosting Dad’s hat Rye Whiskey in a “Meet the Distiller” tasting event with local distillers, John Cooper and Herman Mihalich. The event costs $30 and requires reservations. At this point there are under ten remaining.

The tasting will consist of: a range of Dad’s Hat whiskeys, along with two cocktails, plus some light fare from Percy Street chef-owner Erin O’Shea.

Details of the tasting » 

It’s National Root Beer Day

root-beer-float

As anyone else noticed an uptick in National <Insert Food> Days? How does one get that job? Is it part of the NSA? So let it be noted, according to some unknown government agency, August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day. And for the day, Percy Street Barbecue is offering their awesome Yards Root Beer floats for just $3. In addition, Percy Street is bringing back its $24 all-you-can-eat rib deal for one day with special root beer and Chipotle-glazed ribs.

Now if you’d prefer a root beer float, you’ll want to see what they’re doing at Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk.

Beer floats in Manayunk »

The Zen of Michael Solomonov

philadelphia-chef-michael-solomonov-mike-persico

The July issue of Philadelphia magazine features a profile on Michael Solomonov by John Marchese. Check out the intriguing story of Philadelphia’s most iconoclastic chef who seems poised for the big time. But no matter what happens next for Solomonov, it will be no match for the challenges–from a life-altering family tragedy to confronting his inner demons–he’s already faced.

The Inimitable Michael Solomonov [Philadelphia Magazine]

« Older Posts