Brick & Mortar Names An Executive Chef

brick-mortar-logo-400Brick & Mortar–the new neighborhood joint being opened at 12th and Pearl by ex Franklin Mortgage partner Michael Welsh–has gone and gotten itself an executive chef.

Brian Ricci, coming off a turn as exec at Kennett and ex of Django, Supper and Pub & Kitchen, will be running the kitchen for Welsh. No word yet on what, exactly, Ricci might be doing with the menu (though we hear there will be some rotisserie stuff, and Ricci’s got a strong streak of British gastropub in him, plus a bit of Indian street food from his time at Danny Meyer’s Tabla in NYC), but you’ll know as soon as we do.

Brick & Mortar is looking to get open some time in late November.

Brick & Mortar [Foobooz]

Trestle Inn is in the Spirit This Fall

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Trestle Inn is getting in the “spirit” on Thursdays this fall, by offering complimentary spirit and cocktail tastings from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and cocktail specials til 10 p.m.

On Thursday, October 16th, the tasting will feature WL Weller’s Special Reserve. October 18th’s tasting will showcase the Trolley Car Cocktail, and the spirit of choice on October 30th is Western Grace Brandy.

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New Restaurant/Bar Coming to Lofts District

goldtex-square-400Zagat has the scoop on Brick & Mortar, a new restaurant and bar from Franklin Mortgage alum Mike Welsh. Welsh, who was also involved in Lemon Hill is promising a neighborhood-friendly establishment in the Goldtex Building at 315 N 12th Street.

The 3,500 square foot space will offer enough room for 100 seats and will be open for lunch, brunch and dinner.

Check out Zagat for more details.

Brick & Mortar: New Loft District Bar From Franklin Mortgage Alum Mike Welsh [Zagat]

Brick & Mortar [Foobooz]

Wednesday Night Wings at The Trestle Inn

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Introducing the newest hump day treat: for the month of July, The Trestle Inn is bringing you a new wing dish every Wednesday. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. stop by and get a taste of their oven-baked wings paired with a new homemade sauce or House Buffalo. And if that’s not enticing enough, you’ll also get a shot of select whiskey and a can of beer.

Bring $10 for the ticket and maybe a napkin or two because wings combined with alcohol sounds as messy as it does delicious.

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Bufad’s World Cup Deal: Two Pies For The Price Of One

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Throw on your favorite team’s jersey from the World Cup and head over to Bufad for the buy one Neapolitan pie and get the second for free deal. All you have to do is place your order, show up representing your team and you’ll walk out with two pies for the price of one. This special offer will be available Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until the final game on July 13th. So that means if you want to eat pizza in the comfort of your own home while watching the USA versus Germany on Thursday, this is an option.

Bufad  [Foobooz]

Newest and Biggest Federal Donuts Sets Opening Date

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On Saturday, June 7th, Federal Donuts opens its largest store yet at 701 N 7th Street. Partners Tom Henneman, Bob Logue, Steve Cook, Michael Solomonov and Felicia D’Ambrosio have declared the day Federal Donuts Day and will be offering several specials for the grand opening. There will be Hot Donut Ice Cream Bombs in collaboration with Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Fried Chicken Donut Sandwiches ($6 including tax) from noon to 4 p.m.

The West Poplar location of Federal Donuts is 2,000 square feet, substantially larger than the other stand-alone FedNuts, seats 40 and even has a parking lot.

Federal Donuts – West Poplar [Foobooz]

Vice Coffee Opens This Friday

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Vice Coffee is opening on Friday, February 7th at 11 a.m.. The coffee shop is located at 1031 Spring Garden Street, just around the corner from owners’ Heather DeRussy and Charlie Collazo’s The Institute bar.

The coffee shop will be a little different than most, it will also be a used book store and tattoo parlor. The shop will serve One Village Coffee, Le Bus pastries and snacks plus housemade soups, salads and sandwiches. In addition to the coffee there will also be sodas and juices.

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Tonight: Free Spirits at Trestle Inn

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Every other week distilleries drop in at the Trestle Inn for complimentary tastings, drink specials and some distillery swag.

Tonight it is Cutty Sark with Cutty Sark Prohibition whisky.

On Thursday, January 29th, Western Grace Brandy will be in the house.

The fun kicks off at 6 p.m.

Trestle Inn [Foobooz]

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