Queen Village’s Catahoula has a new happy hour menu. The Cajun bar offers $5 bites daily from 4 to 7 p.m. Included among the $5 dishes, hushpuppies, wings, jambalaya, cheese fries and more. And happy hour isn’t truly happy without a drink deal. Catahoula comes through with a dollar off all drafts, $2 Narragansett 16-ounce cans and $4 well drinks.
Catahoula [Official Site]
Some three weeks ago we mentioned forthcoming refurbishments to Fabric Row and how, apart from infrastructure upgrades and landscaping renovations, a lot of the area’s revival would be generated by its retail occupants.
It’s good to hear of long-established shops modernizing their approach but new retailers are great too — preferably those with merch we don’t often get around these parts.
News of the latest fashionable addition to South Fourth Street comes to us via our sister site Shoppist: New York-influenced Armour.
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BridgeView townhomes rendering via PlanPhilly
Judging by the townhome designs in the residential portfolio on their website, JKR Partners’ interest in developing an ungated community in Queen Village may have some potential.
According to PlanPhilly, the architecture and design firm has recently unveiled the details of its development proposal to the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and Queen Village Neighbors Association zoning committee. Their intentions to fill a vacant lot on Columbus Boulevard, a stone’s throw away from the I-95 Washington Avenue off-ramp, would entail building 75 townhomes with parallel parking spaces.
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Queen Village secondhand megastore Philly AIDS Thrift is turning eight this weekend, and it’s celebrating with a couple exciting announcements: Read more »
Southwark says goodbye to summer tonight with an Allagash clambake. The $35 per person dinner features three courses plus a couple of Allagash beers, including the rarely seen Allagash Golden Brett. Not made from Brett Hull’s hockey gloves, this beer is instead Allagash’s first 100 percent brett fermented beer. Expect lots of juicy pineapple notes in the beer.
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Headhouse Square’s The Twisted Tail is amidst its own little renaissance. Its original scathing reviews imprinted a below-average name to a place with a lot of potential, and then all was fixed. There’s a bunch of whiskey events happening this week at the southern food/whiskey and blue’s lovin’ joint (for National Bourbon Heritage Month), but there’s something that stands out among the rest:
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Whether you want eat like a yoga instructor or a weightlifter, Trey Popp finds that Serpico provides an excellent adventure.
The evening can begin in any number of ways. An elegantly attired hostess might seat you at the kitchen counter, beneath Serpico’s placid gaze and neatly parted hair, next to a pair of buttoned-down boomers sipping a bottle of Kistler. Or you could find yourself drinking mezcal-and-Averna cocktails with a pair of hip-hop fashionistas in New Era ball caps, attended to by a hipster-whiskered server rocking tight shorts cut from cream-colored corduroy.
The variability blossoms from there.
Three Stars – Excellent
Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Choose Your Own Adventure at Serpico [Philadelphia Magazine]
Serpico [Official Site]
Photo by Jason Varney
Special bacon and cheddar meatloaf sandwich with pickled corn
Blue Belly BBQ is adding an appetizer section to its menu of sandwiches and smoked meat platters. The Queen Village BYO is now offering smoked whole chicken wings, beer-battered onion rings, loaded tater tots and more.
The pint-sized global barbecues spot is also offering catering. Buy a half or full tray of meat and sides for a football game or just a baller night at home.
Blue Belly also has rotating daily specials (one of which is pictured above) and would like to remind you that BYO is always an option.
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On Sunday, August 25th Lucky Old Souls Burger Truck owner Matthew Feldman wound up in a pickle. His truck had broken down and he couldn’t make it to his normal spot at the Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market. He did find his way to Queen Village’s Kennett though, where he was lamenting his situation over a Bloody Mary. And from there, an idea was born. Feldman, and Kennett chef Brian Ricci hatched the plan to have a Patty Melt Pop-Up tonight at Kennett. So head to Kennett this evening for Lucky Old Souls Patty Melts paired with Kennett fries. The bar will also be offering a $4 beer pairing with each purchase. All the proceeds will go to a new engine fund for the LOS Burger truck. The pop-up runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. so get there and order a patty melt or two.
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Peter Woolsey opened Bistrot La Minette five years ago yesterday. And come September, Woolsey will be celebrating that fifth anniversary on
September 11th and 12th September 18th and 19th with a special blowout five-course dinner.
But before that, Woolsey wants to celebrate his sous chefs who he calls “the best I have ever had.” This Wednesday and Thursday (August 28th and 29th), Nich Bazik and Paul Carrier will be pulling out all the stops for their special four-course, $35 tasting dinner.
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