The Philly Craft Spirits Week Preview Party Is Happening This Thursday

This week, 9 of the the region’s best craft distillers are getting together for a party at Philadelphia Distilling’s new Fishtown headquarters. Samples of all their best products will be poured. Food is being provided by MilkBoy’s Chris Beyer and the crew from Twisted Tail (two restaurants that know a thing or two about pairing food and booze). There will be basket auctions from each of the distilleries, and one big one for those of you looking to build a kick-ass home bar full of local spirits.

And the best news? Tickets will only run you $30.

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Philly Craft Spirits Week: Cocktail Class at The Twisted Tail

Cocktail class at Twisted Tail this evening.

Cocktail class at Twisted Tail this evening.

There are just two days left of the first ever Philly Craft Spirits Week and there have been and will be fun and sometimes silly events. But it’s OK if you actually learn something. Especially something as fun as a few new cocktail recipes. Tonight, The Twisted Tail is hosting an exclusive cocktail class with three local distilleries: Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey, Manatawny Still Works and Red Brick Brewing.

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Philly Craft Spirits Week Kicks Off Thursday

Philly Craft Spirits Week promises 9 days of events.

Philly Craft Spirits Week promises 9 days of events.


Philly Craft Spirits Week
kicks off this Thursday at Philadelphia magazine’s Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival. The fest will feature a local spirits sectin with tables and bars representing the 11 participating distilleries in Philly Craft Spirits Week.

Beyond Whiskey Fest, each participating distillery is setting up a bevy of exciting events where you may tipple between Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 4.

Among the Highlights:

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Whiskey Bonanza at The Twisted Tail

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If you are politically engaged and well informed, you already know that Congress declared September National Bourbon Heritage Month in 2007. And now The Twisted Tail, the southern-inspired restaurant, bar, and live music venue, is celebrating this with their 3rd annual Whiskey Bonanza–a whiskey tasting event featuring over 60 whiskeys, a southern pig roast, and live music.

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Chef Shuffle: New Chefs for Tap Room on 19th, XIX and Twisted Tail

Lucifer Burger and Japanese Fried Chicken sandwiches at Tap Room on 19th

Lucifer Burger and Japanese Fried Chicken sandwiches at Tap Room on 19th

Three chefs are shaking things up this summer and rolling out new menus at their new spots.

Chris Ritter, who has most recently been at Westmont’s Keg and Kitchen after stints at Grubhouse and Brauhaus Schmitz is back in South Philly manning the burners at Tap Room on 19th. Ritter has already made changes to the menu including the pictured Japanese Fried Chicken sandwich and Lucifer burger with 1732 Meats garlic bacon and Lucifer spice pickles.

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Pay Homage to Fromage at the Twisted Tail with Tenaya Darlington

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Tenaya Darlington will be at Twisted Tail

Love cheese? Well, on Sunday, May 1, George Reilly of the Twisted Tail will be hosting a cheese and cocktail tasting with food writer and cheese aficionado Tenaya Darlington, aka Madame Fromage.

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a sampling of Darlington’s favorite cheeses along with three cocktails inspired by her book, The New Cocktail HourShe is also the author of another book, DiBruno Bros House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Pairings

Tickets are $45 and include a signed copy of The New Cocktail Hour. They can be purchased online or by phone at (215) 558-2741.

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Leave Thanksgiving Cooking to Someone Else

Bring home this turkey and Percy Street will donate a turkey to a local food bank.

Bring home this turkey and Percy Street will donate a turkey to a local food bank.

Not looking to get that blood pressure above 120/80 or your stove above 425º, then here are some Thanksgiving suggestions for the cooking averse.

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The Twisted Tail Celebrates Four Years

Duck nuggets at the Twisted Tail.

Duck nuggets at the Twisted Tail. Because who doesn’t love duck nuggets?

When the month of my birth rolls around, I tend to celebrate for the entire 30 days. The Twisted Tail seems to have the same idea: as July marks their fourth year, they will be celebrating on all the days of the month that have the number 4 in them.

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