Last night it snowed. Today the wind howled and you had to wonder if this winter would ever just give up. But Twitter is abuzz with photos and tweets that proved spring is indeed here. Local chefs are tweeting up a storm of the ramps they’ve foraged and already gotten onto their menus.
Midtown Lunch checks out Ol’ Boy’s Soul Food Restaurant,at 243 South 6oth Street and finds great lima beans and cornbread. It’s also the fourth anniversary of Midtown Lunch, so congrats to Jamie.
Tonight, South Philadelphia Taproom is doing a Belgian beer takeover. The taps are being turned over to Trappist ales, wild ales, bretty pale ales, sour beers and spiced winter ales. Among the taps will be the recently available in Philadelphia, Seef Beer and the latest Saint Feuillien/Green Flash collaboration, Belgian Coast IPA.
It all begins at 5 p.m. this evening. Also coming up at SPTR, the annual Beef and Beer where the beef and beer are good. It all goes down on Sunday, January 26th.
South Philadelphia Taproom [Foobooz]
South Philadelphia Taproom turns ten and celebrates its past, present and future all weekend. Friday is all about the past with some favorite beers and favorite dishes from the past. Saturday is about the present and Sunday will feature a preview of Scott Schroeder’s new menu and some rare beers from Founders, Allagash, Russian River, Nodding Head.
SPTR 10-Year Anniversary Tap Lists! [Philly Tap Finder]
South Philadelphia Tap Room [Foobooz]
The Best Burgers for Every Mood
Philadelphia magazine’s 40th anniversary Best of Philly issue is online now. We at Foobooz are highlighting some of our favorite food and drink winners. Here are the winners for best burger, from gastropub to backyard.
Best Gastropub Burger
We’re not sure what’s the best part—the aged beef blend, Vermont cheddar, smoked bacon, pickles from Brooklyn Brine, or mysterious Churchill Sauce with its dozen-odd ingredients. 124 South 18th Street, Rittenhouse, 215-558-2500.
- The Inaugural Stephen Starr real estate spelling awards.
- The Franklin Paine skatepark is open.
- The Roots mural gets a dedication date.
- Subaru might be moving its North American headquarters to the Navy Yard.
- Brewerytown is the next big thing?
The South Philadelphia Tap Room will be hosting its eight annual Wheat Beer Fest this Saturday, May 18, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.. The block party/beer fest will feature 30+ wheat beers, live music, and grilling. If you are into wheat beers you definitely do not want to miss this event. All 30+ draft wheat beers will be only $3.
Apparently Jason Cichonski likes a “girly” shot aptly named “Pancakes & Syrup,” and that will be the first course of the Whiskey & Waffles collaborative brunch between Cichonski’s Ela and South Philly Tap Room’s Scott Schroeder and Mark Regan.
This St. Patrick’s Day, (Sunday, March 17th), from 10:30 am-2:30 pm, for only $35 a head (with an optional $20 whiskey pairing), Ela and SPTR want to be the ones to kick off your celebrations. The menu looks awesome–including such guaranteed winners as hash browns with bone marrow gravy, cereal-crusted donuts with cereal milk filling, coffee-coddled eggs over duck hash and the aforementioned Whiskey & Waffles (sausage waffles with foie gras whipped cream and smoked maple-whiskey syrup)– and starting off your Sunday with a morning shot doesn’t seem all that bad, because, you know, YOLO or whatever.
Where’s the PPA when you need them? Here’s Guy Fieri on Germantown Avenue near Geechee Girl Rice Cafe. Fieri has been in town filming segments for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
South Philadelphia Taproom’s fourth annual beef + beer is set for Sunday, January 27th from 4 to 8 p.m. The all-you-can-eat beef event is a heck of a lot tastier than your average fire hall beef and beer and the beer is better too.
The all-you-can-eat beef will set you back $35. The specialty drafts and firkins are pay as you go.
South Philadelphia Taproom [Official Site]