More Summer Happy Hour Goodness At Jamonera and Lolita

Red and white sangria at Jamonera.

Red and white sangria at Jamonera.

The list of places to get a late-afternoon snack or drink continues to grow this summer, and we’re certainly not complaining.

Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are opening the outdoor seating areas and the bars at Jamonera and Lolita in Midtown Village for their new summer happy hour menus on Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM – 6:30 PM.

Drinks will range from $4-$6, and all sorts of tapas will be available for $5. It may not be Granada (the city that offers free tapas with every drink), but, then again, it’s not far off.

Still unconvinced? Then check out the menu below for a little motivation.

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Valanni Is Offering a “Banged Up Brunch” on Saturdays

valanni-banged-up-brunchEvery Saturday, Valanni Restaurant is throwing a “Banged Up Brunch” featuring happy hour drink specials and a selection of brunch favorites, tapas style for $5. No need to decide sweet or savory, just select tapas plates like cinnamon French toast and applewood smoked bacon grilled cheese for the best of both worlds.

The brunch runs from noon to 3 p.m. every  Saturday and includes drink specials like half-off sangria, wine and specialty cocktails. Bloody Marys and mimosas are also available for $5.

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Amada Launches New Happy Hour

amada-happy-hour-940Earlier this month, we told you about Tinto’s new happy hour. Now, Jose Garces’s other Spanish restaurant in Philadelphia is getting a similar happy hour makeover.

Beginning today, Amada is offering a $5 tapas and drink specials from 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Look for favorites like Piquillos Rellenos (crab-stuffed peppers), Patatas Bravas (spicy potatoes), and Croquetas de Jamon (ham croquettes) all to be on the happy hour menu.

In the drinks department, Amada will be offering $4 beers, $5 sangria, $6 wine and $8 cocktails.

Amada [Foobooz]

Paella and Sangria Night Tonight at Jamonera

sangria jamoneraAs Estelle Costanza once said, “what am I going to do with all this paella?” Well the answer at Jamonera is to serve it up with Spanish tapas and a pitcher of sangria.

Tonight, the Midtown Village hotspot is offering a paella and sangria night. Dinner is $35 per person and includes salad, croquettes, papa frita, a choice of paella and a pitcher of blanca or roja sangria.


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Italian Market Lands Tapas Bar


The Italian Market is getting a topless tapas and paella bar. Torrero Bar is replacing El Costeno taqueria at 940 S 9th Street. Passyunk Post has some more details on the upcoming project.

Tapas place called to Torero Bar coming to Italian Market [Passyunk Post]

UPDATE: Passyunk Post gets an inside look in the tapas and paella bar with chef Miguel Martí Rossello.

Posted LIVE from Foobooz on Location at McGillin’s.

Tinto Is Showcasing Spanish Beers Tonight


Beginning this evening, July 15th, Tinto will showcase Spanish beers on draft and by the bottle. Starting at 5 p.m. you can learn about these beers with the help of Kevin from Shelton Brothers and Jason from Bella Vista Beverage. Along with the new beers from Spain, Tinto is also rolling out new pintxos this week.

The beers are available as part of a $20 pairing at the bar, that features three pintxos paired with three samples of beer. Or you can order the beer a la carte for between $7 and $25 per bottle.

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Seafood Tapas Tasting at Jamonera


So you’ve got your Thursday plans for the 4th of July. If you’re like us, you’ve probably got Friday all mapped out, too. But then the holiday weekend just keeps on going.

Saturday? We’re confident you can handle that on your own. But come Sunday, if you’re not already in some kind of party-coma, how ’bout checking out the 10-course seafood tapas menu that Jamonera is laying down?

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Cuba Libre’s Tapas Tuesdays Start Today

image001Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is known for providing a gateway to the forbidden pleasures of Cuba and now chef/partner Guillermo Pernot is updating and expanding his menu with new dishes inspired by his recent travels in Cuba.

The new menu features Tapas Tuesdays, a fun, all-you-can-eat tasting experience for the entire table going for just $26.95 per person.

It starts today, Tuesday, June 18 and guests can choose from over 20 delicious items to tailor their Tapas Tuesday experience, including mariquitas, the restaurant’s popular trio of dips, ceviches, Barrio Chino Chicken Wings (pictured), Asian BBQ-glazed wings served with pickled seaweed salad and sweet chili dipping sauce and Boquerones, marinated white anchovy fillets with organic grape tomatoes, seedless cucumber, Kalamata olive salpicón salad and crispy Lavash flatbread.

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