Philly Wine Week Kicks Off Today

Barbuzzo | Photo by Emily Frances Olson

Barbuzzo | Photo by Emily Frances Olson

Today is the kickoff of the first ever Philly Wine Week. The celebration of wine in Philadelphia officially gets underway with the Bubbles and Barrels event today at Ristorante Panorama but that’s not the only event happening today.

You could say it is wine week every week at Tria Cafe but they’re certainly turning it up this week. For Sunday School today, it’s a “Jura Jaunt.” Both Tria Cafe locations will be pouring a Savagnin “La Pierre” from from Les Granges Paquenesses. Normally this glass is $14.50 but it is just $7 a glass for Sunday School.

Late night, the nightly Toast at Ten will kick off at Barbuzzo where the first 50 people will receive a complimentary prosecco kumquat shooter with oyster. Other food and drink deals will be offered.

Our Guide to Philly Wine Week [Foobooz]
Philly Wine Week [Official]

Unusual Valentine’s Day Suggestions


Just about every restaurant in the Philadelphia is doing a special menu for Valentine’s Day. Many of which are being offered all weekend. Instead of listing all of those, here are some more offbeat ideas for Valentine’s Day, like eating budino and binge watching House of Cards, Season II on Netflix (which comes out on the 14th). Significant other, totally optional.

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New Year’s Eve for the Planning Averse


Congratulations, you made it all the way to New Year’s Eve without making solid plans. Let’s face it, New Year’s Eve is so overhyped, overpriced and overdone, that you refuse to make a big deal about the day. But you’re a social person and aren’t the type to skip a party. So here are some last moment suggestions for tonight.

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Tria Wine Room Is Closing


This Friday, May 17th will be the last day for Univesity City’s Tria Wine Room. The little sibbling of Center City’s Tria locations opened in October, 2010 as Biba and has developed a number of loyal guests, but “that number is too small to make Tria Wine Room a viable business.” We always enjoyed the intimate space and the splendid deck.

As a way to say goodbye, Tria Wine room is extending its Off the Beaten Vine Happy Hour an additional hour. Enjoy excellent and unusual wines tonight through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. for just $5.

Tria will be expanding back to three this summer with Tria Taproom, Tria’s take on beer, pizza and of course wine. That project is under construction at 2005 Walnut Street, the former home of Rum Bar.

Tria Cafe [Official Site]

Tria Rittenhouse Turns Nine and Celebrates with Bubbly


The original Tria location at 18th and Sansom turns nine years old today. So as you might guess, the Rittenhouse wine bar is celebrating. And when a wine bar celebrates, that means Champagne. All day today Tria will be offering Thierry Triolet Champagne from opening to close for just $9 per glass.

So stop in and a glass or three and toast Tria on their first nine years. 

Tria [Official Site]

Tria Taproom to Offer Beer and Pizza at Former Rum Bar


This morning we spotted our second favorite shade of orange in the window of the former Rum Bar on Walnut Street. The liquor license application is registered to William Alexander Corp. and an Internet search revealed Tria’s Jonathan Myerow as one of the names on the liquor license.

Myerow tells us he’s opening Tria Taproom at the former Rum Bar. The concept will be pizza and beer. Other than that he’s being tight-lipped, won’t even tell us what kind of pizza oven he’s installing. And though it seems everyone is doing pizza right now, Myerow promises his will be a bit different.

Tria Taproom is aiming for a summer opening. That pizza oven may be in April, so stay tuned.

Tria Tapping Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA Today


We’re not really sure why everyone decided today was the day to pour some great beer but we’re not complaining. Tria Rittenhouse and Tria Washington Square West are pouring Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA today at 4 p.m. The Delaware brewery’s 120 Minute IPA is an extreme beer, weighing in at 18% alcohol by volume. Tria will be offering the beer for $5 a five-ounce glass, limit two per customer.

Tria Cafe [Official Site]

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