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]
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.
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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.
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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]
There’s a mechanical shark at Percy Street this evening. If your team of five comes away victorious, you could walk away with this swell trophy.
Last Friday was the last day for the Percy Street BBQ at the Comcast Center. Steve Cook tells us that he has no further plans for the place, so don’t expect a Federal Donuts to pop up there. When asked if Percy Street might look for another storefront, Cook told us you never know, but that they’re “really excited about what Erin [O'Shea] is doing at the mother ship right now.”
Percy Street BBQ has been rolling out a new menu this month. The menu gets a bit away from the orthodox Texas barbecue roots of the South Street barbecue spot and gives chef Erin O’Shea a chance to show off what she can do. Don’t worry though, the brisket is still the brisket, but check out some of these new menu items.
Owner Steve Cook tells us the new menu answers the question, how’s the best way to prepare this. Take the pork belly, which has been reitroduced as an appetizer, the dish is now served with potato bread, cured egg yolk and a touch of sweetness by way of maple syrup. And it already has picked up fans. Another new item, the lamb ribs are served with braised sauerkraut and apples.
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Where’s the PPA when you need them? Here’s Guy Fieri on Germantown Avenue near Geechee Girl Rice Cafe. Fieri has been in town filming segments for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
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Beer Can Appreciation Day is this Thursday, January 24th, and when it comes down to fun holidays, this and I guess National Doughnut Day fight for the belt. To celebrate, the South Street BBQ spot with the country’s most impressively stocked beer can collection is offering any of their beers for half price. After being named the #1 Most Cantastic Place to Grab a Can of Craft Beer in America by CraftCans.com, it’s only fitting for them to share their appreciation with the city.
Party hard at Percy Street BBQ.
Percy Street [Official Site]
In case you somehow missed it, today is December 12, 2012, or 12/12/12. It’s the same backwards and forward. And for some reason everyone loses their shit. And as annoying as that might be, there are some really good events happening today, some inspired by the date, some because it’s the second Wednesday in December.
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