Sassafras Kicks Off Lunch

Photo courtesy of Sassafras.

Photo courtesy of Sassafras.

Sassafras in Old City is now offering lunch. The menu feature sirloin, ostrich and bison burgers as well as a grilled cheese with apricot jam (pictured), traditional fish and chips and more.

If it’s a drinking lunch, check out the single malt scotches or ask about the “secret” handcrafted cocktails, only available during lunch.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Menu offerings average $7.95 to $9.95.

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Thirty-Five Year Old Sassafras Celebrates Five Year Anniversary


It has been five years since Donal McCoy and Neil Laughlin purchased Old City bar institution Sassafras, and the restaurant is celebrating with a party today, Thursday, May 16. The festivities get under way at 5 p.m. with five dollar food and drink specials, like hibiscus mojitos and beer battered fish bites. The party really gets going at 6 p.m. when Philadelphia rocker Kenn Kweder takes the stage. This should be a fun celebration worth checking out at one of Philly’s classic bars.

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Morning News in Daylight Savings Time

While we were drinking our faces off this weekend at various Beer Week events, Drew Lazor of the City Paper was burning the midnight oil. He has scoopage on new drinky lounge Apothecary, word on Bluezette’s replacement Prive and – lo! – news on the rebirth of Old City stalwart Sassafras.

Prices are going up and portions are going down in restaurants. Is it because chefs and restaurateurs just so damn generous?

The delightful Rick Nichols, in a pickle.