Drink Spiked Root Beer Floats for America

BBQNext up on the list of strange food-related holidays is National Root Beer Float Day. This Saturday, August 6th marks the official holiday. Better start to stock up on root beer so you’re properly equipped to celebrate this weekend.

Percy Street Barbecue is getting an early start with their celebration. Tonight, the South Street barbecue restaurant will be making Yards Root Beer floats and they’ll be continuing through August 6th.

For $4 grab a float straight, or spike it with Overholt Rye or Art in the Age‘s ROOT.

And according to the flyer these floats “for America.” Patriotic, alcoholic drinks with ice cream in them? Sounds like an offer you can’t refuse.

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Meat Week is Back at Percy Street

Ribs at Percy Street Barbecue | Photo by Michael Regan

Ribs at Percy Street Barbecue | Photo by Michael Regan

In the restaurant world, there are just some words that go together well. Happy and hour, fried and cheese, free and cocktails–these are all good pairings. But one of the best? Meat and Week, which is what’s happening now at Percy Street BBQ.

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Percy Street Barbecue Brings Back AYCE Ribs

Ribs at Percy Street Barbecue | Photo by Michael Regan

Ribs at Percy Street Barbecue | Photo by Michael Regan

Percy Street Barbecue is bringing back its all-you-can-eat ribs every Wednesday night. The $24 deal includes ribs as well as fries, coleslaw and cornbread.

Chef and co-owner Erin O’Shea cures her St. Louis-style pork ribs overnight with sugar and salt before smoking them with red oak and braising with chipotle, root beer and orange juice. When ordered, the ribs hit the grill again to be glazed with housemade Old Faithful barbecue sauce.

Percy did this last year as well, but get this, the price actually dropped $3 per person this year.

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Have Some Of Philly’s Finest Sandwiches Delivered For Free

The Fresh Mozz at Meltkraft.

The Fresh Mozz at Meltkraft.

Hey, did you guys know that its National Sandwich Month? Well it is, and we’re celebrating by bringing you the best sandwich news we can find.

Yesterday, it was an up-close-and-personal look at the Gizmo from Paesano’s. Today, it’s the new Local Deals promotion from Caviar that’s going on right now. In keeping with our theme, we thought we’d do a round-up of all the best sandwiches you could have delivered to you until Friday with no delivery charge.

So get out your stretchy pants, folks. It’s going to be that kind of week.

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Percy Street BBQ Is Celebrating National Root Beer Float Day This Thursday

The meal at Percy Street BBQ next Thursday.

The Brisket Burger and Root Beer Float for National Root Beer Float Day

There are many, many delicious things we all owe Philadelphia big thanks for (I’d take a moment to list highlights, but I have no doubt we all have a personal set of favorites). On that list, quite close to the top, is the Root Beer Float. So on Thursday, August 6th, we celebrate.

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10 Of Philly’s Best Ice Cream Floats

Watermelon and Mint Soda Float 

We didn’t mean to, but in the past couple of weeks we’ve done a lot of ice cream float reporting. There were the beer floats collaboration between Bottle Bar East and Joe’s Steaks. Then, we told you about the nitro-charged coffee and Weckerly’s ice cream floats collaboration at Rival Brothers and the 2015 affogato road show (because, being made of ice cream and a liquid, affogatos are kinda like floats). So, after all that, we finally just decided to put together a guide to some of our favorite floats around town. Because seriously? There’s just no better way to kick off a season of shore-house-less sorrows than to to drown them in than a tall glass of something frothy and creamy.

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Philly’s Best BBQ Spots: A Guide to Sides


Clockwise from top left: Burnt end baked beans from Fette Sau, burnt ends from Percy Street and collard greens from Sweet Lucy’s | Photo by Jason Varney

Even in this Yankee city, barbecue is a summertime staple. And while any dilettante can find good ribs in Philly these days (and brisket, too), a truly great barbecue joint should be judged by how it handles dishes other than the main attraction. Here’s a brief guide to going deeper at the region’s best barbecue spots. Read more »

Pappy Van Winkle and Brisket Dinners at Percy Street


Percy Street Barbecue has snagged a few bottles of the practically impossible to secure, Pappy Van Winkle 10, 12 and 23 year old bourbons, and they’re pairing the bourbon with a special brisket dinner for some quick-fingered followers of Percy Street.

Percy Street is offering three bourbon + brisket dinners for a maximum of eight guests for $800 (includes tax and gratuity). The dinner will include pours of all three of the Pappy Van Winkle bourbons, a whole brisket plus off-menu dishes and treats created by chef/owner Erin O’Shea.

The dinners will be released one at a time via Twitter and Percy Street’s email newsletter. First email reply scores the dinner.

Sign up for Percy Street’s newsletter at percystreet.com.

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Six Drinks To Take You Away from This Cold Weather

yachtsman-mai-tai-940There are a lot of ways to battle single degree lows. Burrow under your heaviest comforter and wait for spring. Enjoy a Hot Toddy or whiskey shots. But there’s another way to battle the cold that we’re particularly fond of, DENIAL.

Here are six drinks being poured around town that will take you back (or forward) to summer.

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