Drexel’s Food Lab Shows They Know Wings


Drexel’s Verde Hot Chicken Wings at Sidecar Bar

It’s a “Wing Thing” returns to the Sidecar tonight. The 22nd and Christian Street bar is debuting Drexel Food Lab Manager Ally Zeitz’s Verde Hot Chicken wings and they sound pretty great.

The wings are inspired by the flavors of salsa verde and Nashville’s hot chicken. The wings are brined in seasoned buttermilk, lightly floured, then dipped in hot oil made from green jalapeno and duck fat. The wings are then served with pomegranate yogurt and pickled onions.

The wings go on sale at 5 p.m. and will be there for one night only.

Sidecar Bar and Grille [Foobooz]

This Week At Sidecar: BBQ Wings And Boozy Beers

Wing Thing Sidecar

Tonight, “Wing Thing” is back at Sidecar. The Chef: Adan Trinidad of Jose and Sancho Pistolas. His wings: Black Garlic Mole Negro BBQ Wings with a Jasper Hill Blue Cheese Crema.

Sure that sounds pretty good, but did you hear about our wing collaboration with Sidecar a couple months back? Chef Trinidad’s got some big shoes to fill if we do say so ourselves.

The wings will be offered until they sell out, usually in four or five days.

Also on tap at Sidecar: really strong beers. Join them tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15th for High Gravity Night. The lineup looks like it could do some serious damage.
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Foie Gras Wings at Sidecar


In this month’s installment of Sidecar’s Wing Thing, Luke Palladino and his chef de cuisine (and Sidecar alum) Ed Affinito have up with chicken wings stuffed with foie gras and chicken mousse. The wings are served with a chipotle barbecue sauce and they are on special starting this evening. And if you make it in tonight, you can say hi to Palladino and Affinito and tell them just how good they are (or more likely, how they just don’t compare to the Foobooz wings from a couple of months back. Sorry fellas, but nice try).

The wings are available while supplies last, but with foie gras and chicken mousse, these decadent wings won’t be around for long.

Sidecar Bar & Grill [Foobooz]

Juniper Commons’ Greg Garbacz Showing Off His Wings Skill

juniper commons wings sidecarFor Sidecar’s monthly “Wing Thing” collaboration, Brian Lofink and company have invited Greg Garbacz from Juniper Commons to come up with a wing. Garbacz has developed a Taco Wing, topped with tortilla puree, Guajillo sauce, queso fresco, diced red onion and micro cilantro. The wings will be on special throughout the week, and this evening Garbacz and his crew will be hanging out at the bar and eating wings.

Can these taco wings compare with the beer wort braised Foobooz wings that were featured last month? We doubt it, but then again, Garbacz is a professional and these do sound pretty great.

Sidecar Bar & Grille [Foobooz]


Get Cow and the Curd Curds at Kraftwork

kraftwork-cow-curdsChef Brian Lofink alerts us that Kraftwork in Fishtown will be the first restaurant serving cheese curds from the Best of Philly winning Cow and the Curd food trucks.

Rob Mitchell, owner of the Cow and the Curd has been working with Drexel University’s Food Lab to get his cheese curds out to the masses.

The Curd Caprese Salad, served with classic curds, basil aioli, aged balsamic vinegar, oven dried tomatoes and micro basil salad will be available for a limited time only. So get out there and get yours while you can.

The curd salad will also be available at the Sidecar Bar & Grille starting next Friday, April 24th.

I was lucky enough to try the “salad” yesterday  with some friends and it was a hit. Just one word of advice, don’t pop the whole curd in your mouth at once, bite halfway through and stretch that curd out. It just makes it even better.

Cow and the Curd [Official]
Kraftwork [Foobooz]
Sidecar Bar & Grille [Foobooz]

Sidecar’s March Wing Man: Joey Baldino

Get Jim Burke's Chicken Wings Feb. 2-9 at SidecarThis month was Sidecar Bar and Grille‘s inaugural “Monthly Wing Thing” featuring Jim Burke, and we just found out that next month’s (aka March’s) wingmaster extraordinaire is going to be Joey Baldino of Zeppoli.

So why should you be excited? Because chicken wings are awesome, and because Baldino really knows how to cook. He’ll be whipping up “Sicilian blood orange agrodolce wings,” which will be for sale starting Monday, March 2 and will be available throughout that entire week (or until they sell out). If you’re a die-hard wing fan (or a die-hard Zeppoli fan) though, you should definitely head over to Sidecar on Tuesday March 3 because that’s when Baldino will be hanging out at the bar to talk about wings, Italian food, or whatever else he feels like doing.

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Highly Coveted Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout at the Sidecar

canadian breakfast stoutFounders Canadian Breakfast Stout is one of the most sought-after beers out there. The imperial stout brewed with chocolate and coffee has been brewed for the first time since 2011 and just a handful of kegs have made their way from Michigan to Philadelphia.

Sidecar Bar & Grille is one of the lucky ones and they will be pouring the beer on Presidents Day, Monday, February 16th.

In order to make Monday as civil as possible, the bar is going to sell tickets for the beer on Sunday afternoon, beginning at 4pm.

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