Beginning on Thursday, March 6th, Oyster House will be bringing back classic dishes from the Mink family’s 60+ years in the seafood business. They’ve dusted off their old school menus from Sansom Street Oyster House as well as Kelly’s on Mole in order to feature a special Throwback Thursday dish every week.
Things kick off today with Oyster Pan Roast, oysters lightly poached in a creamy tomato broth and served with blackened shrimp-buttered crostini.
Other throwbacks will include Crab Imperial, and Dockside Flounder. The full schedule of chef Brett Naylor’s Throwback Thursday plates will be announced via social media. So follow @PHLoysterhouse on Twitter and Instagram or Like them on Facebook.
Oyster House [Foobooz]
Every Thursday night at Fishtown’s Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen, chef Shannon Dougherty cooks up a “Louisiana Boil.” The boil can contain anything from crawfish to mussels to crabs to shrimp and is usually served with andouille sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob, or French bread for just $15.
Cedar Point also has some great happy hours specials from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Thursdays so you can enjoy a refreshing drink with your boil. Tonight, Dougherty is tossing shrimp and crawfish into the boil. If you can’t make it tonight, have no fear as this boil is turning into a Thursday tradition at the new Fishtown spot.
Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen [Official Site]
If you were at Hop Chef you heard Jersey Dan dee-jay. Maybe you even went to Alla Spina for the after party and had more beer you really didn’t need. Reminisce tonight at Alla Spina as he DJs the bar’s Thursday Tap That night. Jersey Dan goes on at 9 p.m., the food and drink special go from 10 p.m. to midnight.
To make it truly like Hop Chef, at the end of the night, call Dan and tell him you left your camera in his car, even though you didn’t.
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Every Thursday The Navy Yard is hosting the Lunch Truck Lineup. A rain or shine food truck event down at the old Marine Parade Grounds at the Navy Yard. The former Philadelphia Naval Yard now has over 10,000 employees who are being treated to some of Philadelphia’s best food trucks each Thursday.
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The next set of David Ansill’s Chef Tasting Menus at Bar Ferdinand has been released. The three menus to come on October 4th, 11th, and 18th will center around a “Nose-To-Tail” theme: The Pig on the 4th, the Lamb on the 11th, and the Cow on the 18th. That’s right, for $40 a person each of the eight courses will focus on a different part of the animal. Sound interesting? Wait till you see the menus.
UPDATE: Menus through November 8th are now posted.
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Starting this Thursday, September 20th and continuing every week, Chez Georges at Le Bec Fin will be holding a series of wine tastings for just $40 a person. Head sommelier Philippe Sauriat will choose a new set of wines based around a theme each week while chef Walter Abrams will prepare canapes to pair with the wines.
This week’s theme is old versus new world Syrah and Sauriat will be on hand to educate his guests on the 4-6 wines that they will be tasting. The tasting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sub $100 cost-certainty at Le Be Fin, we’ll be checking it out.
To get in on the action call 215-567-1000.
Chez Georges at Le Bec Fin [Facebook]
Tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. Revolution House will be holding the Drink for Research event where a portion of proceeds go towards cancer prevention and research. Featuring Allagash brews, the night is a “buy the glass” event – guests can purchase an Allagash pint glass and unlimited drafts for just $15 (while supplies last).
Allagash White, Black, and Triple will be the featured beers but the Allagash Confluence will also be available for just $3 a pint. $1 raffle tickets will be sold for the chance to win two bombers of Allagash Curieux and more. All proceeds from the raffle will go towards cancer research.
Allagash Drink for Research [Facebook]
Revolution House [Official Site]
Odd Fellows Café in Washington Square West has been serving up some awesome weekly specials. On Mondays and Wednesdays a special prix fixe menu is available that changes each week. For $14.99 guests get a choice of one of two appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The special runs from 5 to 7 p.m. each night, be sure to get there early because all ordering must be done by 7 p.m.
On Tuesdays Odd Fellows does all-you-can-eat tacos for $13.99 and Thursdays features all-you-can-eat arepas for the same price, all between 5 and 7 p.m. Early birds get the worm and arepas with these specials too.
Of course Odd Fellows serves brunch on weekend mornings from 9-3 p.m. and the restaurant is always BYOB.
Odd Fellows Café
1201 Spruce Street
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The food truck gatherings just keep cropping up and we are not complaining. Today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the launch of the Navy Yard’s Lunch Truck Lineup will have everyone flocking to the Marine Parade Grounds to find their favorite food trucks. Each week the lineup will change but today Mompops, Foo Truck, and Street Food Philly will be attending. Follow the PMFA and the Navy Yard for future lineups.
The Navy Yard [Official Site]
Boxcar Brewery in West Chester is looking for a few good men and women to help them out at the brewery. This Thursday September 6th from 10 to 2 p.m. Boxcar wants you to lend a hand on Community Bottling Day. Lunch and “liquid compensation” will be provided, as well as the chance to see how a real brewery runs – and that warm, fuzzy volunteering feeling. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or just stop by.
If you can’t make it on Thursday, Boxcar always needs a bit of help. Anytime between 9 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays (prep for brewing day), Wednesdays (brew day), and Thursdays (bottling days) stop by to lend a little community support.
If you’re looking to help out by buying some beer head over on Fridays from 4 to 7.p.m. for growlers, or Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. to make your own six pack of Boxcar brews.
Boxcar Brewery [Official Site]