If you’re not an hospitality insider, The Oyster House is kicking off Shad Week tonight. The migratory fish is only in season for a short time and Oyster House is serving up a special three-course dinner for $40 through Saturday, March 17th.
The menu includes:
Shad Highlights »
Shad is on the menu now at Johnny Brenda’s and will be at Shadfest on Saturday
Today the Bite covers where to get your festival on for this coming Saturday. Anyone going to try and hit Shadfest, Reading Terminal Market Italian Festival and Flavors of the Avenue?
Eat, drink and be merry on Saturday [Metro Philadelphia]
Rick Nichols recounts the story of Fishtown and the shad that gave the area it’s name.
It was 28 years ago that Lambertville threw a Shad Fest to mark the turnabout. And this year on the same date, April 25, in Penn Treaty Park off Delaware Avenue, Fishtown is getting into the act with a Shad Fest of its own.
Last week a big banner featuring the silvery fish went up outside Johnny Brenda’s, one of Fishtown’s new wave of gastropubs. Chef-owner Paul Kimport, who also heads the local business association, was getting a griller-smoker rig fabricated. And designing a shad sandwich with fish (probably from off North Carolina), Groff’s double-smoked bacon, and garlicky spring ramps, and roe with Amish brown butter, lemon, capers, and toast points.
A fish town once more [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Fishtown Shad Fest [Official Site]