Sbraga Is Celebrating Five Years

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The foie gras soup that made Sbraga famous.

Hey, you guys heard the news that Sylva Senat is going to be on the newest season of Top Chef, right?

Well Philly’s original Top Chef, Kevin Sbraga, is celebrating something, too. It’s been five years since he opened his namesake restaurant on Broad Street after winning Season 7. He was part of the generation of chefs that kicked off the newest Philadelphia restaurant revolution that we’re in the late stages of right now. And now, he’s an institution with multiple locations, a fast casual concept and a two-week-long celebration of how far he’s come since opening night.

So how does a chef celebrate something like that? With a prix fixe throwback menu featuring dishes from his original Sbraga menu.

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Kevin Sbraga’s Favorite Burger Is Now Available

The Sbraga Burger is available for a limited time at the bar at Sbraga

The Sbraga Burger is available for a limited time at the bar at Sbraga

Over the July 4th weekend, chef Kevin Sbraga was on the Today show in New York City, cooking up burgers with Andy Kitko of STK in New York.

The competition ended in a tie (Sbraga was robbed) and starting tonight, you can get Sbraga’s Southern burger at his eponymous restaurant.

Sbraga’s burger is being served at the bar at Sbraga through the end of the month. The burger’s patty is a blend of ground brisket and short rib, and is topped with comeback sauce, aged sharp cheddar, Benton’s bacon, and caramelized onion jam. It’s served on a house made sesame bun. The burger is $15 and we’ll be saddling up to the bar to try one out shortly.

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News of the Fat Ham and Kevin Sbraga

The Fat Ham comes to the King of Prussia Mall

The Fat Ham comes to the King of Prussia Mall

Last night, Kevin Sbraga showed off his Little Fat Ham at a media preview of Spruce Street Harbor Park. The Hot Fish, a seafood take on the Fat Ham’s hot chicken warmed the curious on a cool spring night. But that’s far from the only news coming from the Sbraga camp this week. Sbraga officially announced what we told you about on April 1st, the Fat Ham is opening a location at the King of Prussia Mall.

The King of Prussia location of the Fat Ham is slated to open late this summer.  The 1,400 square foot, 67-seat restaurant will join more than 50 new stores and eateries in the mall’s expansion. In addition to Sbraga’s take on Southern comfort food, KoP’s Fat Ham will also offer shoppers and eaters a top-notch, whiskey-centric beverage program.

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Sbraga Offering Happy Hour This Week

Sbraga | Photo via Sbraga Dining

Sbraga | Photo via Sbraga Dining

Sbraga a 440 South Broad Street must have enjoyed feeding wing lovers during the PIFA Festival this weekend as the restaurant is again encouraging people to come in and check out the restaurant differently from dinner.

This week, Monday through Wednesday, the Sbraga bar will be offering specials between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Among the specials, Vadouvan chicken wings. And when chef Kevin Sbraga does anything with chicken (we’ve called him the chicken whisperer in the past), we encourage all to take notice.

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Culinary Events on Rittenhouse Row

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This week at Sbraga: Gnocchi. Nasturtium Pistou. Pickled Berries. Chèvre.

From today, March 7th through Friday, March 11th the Rittenhouse Row Culinary Collective is presenting special menus around the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.

Sbraga, a.kitchen, Devon Seafood Grill and Prime Rib are participating in the Winter Edition of the Collective. Be on the lookout for future seasonal events.

Sbraga is offering two special menus this week. A Flaura and Fauna menu is being served in concert with the Philadelphia Flower Show. The seven-course, $100 menu is being served at the chef’s counter and includes a special flourish on the foie gras soup, served this week with a rose petal relish and duck with dandelion greens, wheatgrass and sweet onion. The duck dish is also available as a supplement to Sbraga’s $55 prix-fixe menu in the main dining room.

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Announcing the New 50 Best Restaurants in Philly

The new 50 Best Restaurants List | Photo by Samuel Markey

The new 50 Best Restaurants List | Photo by Samuel Markey

If it seems too soon for another 50 Best Restaurants issue, you’re right. For a long time, this list was something we put together every two years. But now that’s changing. Because it has to.

Philadelphia’s restaurant scene moves fast today—too fast for the kind of monolithic thinking that says a list of the best restaurants in this city could possibly stand, fundamentally unchanged, for two years. Fortunes rise and fall over weeks, not years. Opinions shift. Focus drifts. There was a time when a list of the best restaurants in Philly could have some breathing room—would be just as true (or nearly as true) six months or a year later as it was on the day it hit the stands. But today that sort of thinking seems as quaint as cedar-plank salmon or those bicycles with one big wheel in front—an artifact of another time.

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Drinking Seasonally: Cool-Weather Cocktails In Philly

Fall Cocktails at Heritage | Photo via Heritage

Fall Cocktails at Heritage | Photo via Heritage

A man can’t live on gin and tonic alone.

Well, he can, I suppose. And god knows I try. But the changing seasons here don’t just affect what’s for dinner at Philly’s better bars and restaurants, they also mean changes to cocktail lists across the city. We poked around a little bit, and here’s what we found: Almost a dozen cool-weather cocktails that you should be drinking this weekend.

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Throwback Pricing at Sbraga

Today through Thursday, October 1st, Sbraga is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a rollback to its original pricing of $39 for the four-course prix-fixe menu. The current menu is $55 per person (PDF) with an optional $40 beverage pairing. And it’s actually a better deal than the original as the foie gras soup will be served as a complimentary amuse bouche.

4 year anniversary

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A New Chef’s Counter Series At Sbraga

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Here’s another chance to have a great dinner for a good cause.

Sbraga is going to be doing a six-course chef’s counter tasting menu on Tuesday, May 26 to benefit CHOP (specifically Daisy Days). The meal will be inspired by backyard summer barbecues, seats are $100 a pop, and 50% of the proceeds from the dinner will go straight to the charity–so yeah, you get to go to a great restaurant, eat a fine meal and walk away knowing that you’ve done something good for someone else. Win / win / win.

We’ve got a copy of the menu below, too. Just in case you need a little more convincing…

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