Tickets remain to this Sunday’s Whiskey Rebellion at the TLA. The brown spirits fest is $40 per ticket and includes twelve whiskey samples, cocktail demos and food from Old City’s Serrano, including the restaurant’s signature meatloaf sandwich.
So if you’re interested in drinking bourbon, rye, Kentucky straight, single barrel and whiskey on a Sunday afternoon, get your tickets before they’re gone.
A five-story building with 32 residential units and some retail is proposed for a lot previously used by the Jamaican Jerk Hut on the 1400 block of South Street. This mixed-use project will also be accompanied by three single-family homes and a carriage house (to be constructed directly behind it on Kater Street).
JKR Partners designed the buildings, but may yet have to do some tweaking in coming weeks before anything is set in stone. As brokers for the project, OFC Realty has published project renderings on their website, Naked Philly, and are asking for feedback.
• We’ve Got Renderings of the New South Street West Project [Naked Philly]
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On Saturday,May 3rd the South Street Headhouse District is throwing its Spring Festival. South Street will be shut down from 8th to front and Second Street will be blocked off from Lombard to South. 30 restaurants and bars will be serving up dishes outdoors. There will also be live music on three stages and eight other performance areas and a kid zone.
Anchoring the west end of the block party will be Brauhaus Schmitz’s Maifest. There will be German beers, dancers, music, food and a May pole.
On Sunday, April 20th, Peter Serpico is inviting his friends Quino Baca and Simon Gibson of The Brooklyn Star to town for a collaboration dinner.
The Easter evening dinner at Serpico features a four-course, family-style dinner for $45 per person. The Brooklyn Star is known for its seasonal fare with a Southern flair and that is certainly reflected in the dinner menu.
Vance Lehmkuhl has been compiling nominations for Philadelphia’s best vegan cheesesteak for the Philadelphia Daily News. He received over 1,000 nominations for 23 Philadelphia area vegan cheesesteaks. From those nominations, Lehmkuhl wittled his field down to three finalists; Blackbird Pizzeria, Cantina Dos Segundos and Hibiscus Juice Bar.
Cantina Dos Segundos walked away with the people’s choice award for their vegan cheesesteak burrito. The spices seemed to push that one over the top. The “professional judges,” Jonathan Bagot (veganjawn.com), Takia McClendon (Uptown Soul Food), Frank Olivieri Jr. (Pat’s Steaks) and Christina Pirello (local author) went in a different direction. When all was said and done they had crowned Blackbird Pizzeria’s vegan cheesesteak as the city’s best.
Year of the Cheesesteak [Foobooz]
Two apartments with 3,000 square feet of retail could replace a vacant lot at the corner of 13th and South. The developer who proposed the project last night during a Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition meeting plans to have 21 condo units in the four-story buildings.
Two points that came up during the meeting were height and design after architect Brian Phillips from Interface Studio presented renderings. From the Passyunk Post:
Some questioned the design of the building, mainly that it looked out of place. One resident said that “to use a jazz analogy,” you can have different people riff off of the same song and it doesn’t sound exactly the same, “but here it looks like you’re not even playing the same song.”
Brauhaus Schmitz is celebrating Karneval over the next week. The festivities run from tomorrow, February 27th through Tuesday, March 4th.
Each night Brauhaus will pick three semifinalists to qualify for a trip to Oktoberfest 2014 in Munich, Germany. The final drawing will be on Tuesday, March 4th at 10 p.m.