Natural Wine Dinner at the Good King Tavern

good-king-tavern-back-banquette-400The Good King Tavern is back with a second Jardins de Provence wine dinner on Wednesday, May 20th. And the news gets better as the price is dropping from $95 to $65. Granted, the dinner will be a bit less grandiose; four wines, paired by a plate (amuse, opener, entree, dessert), but good food and drink on a Wednesday night is always appreciated.

The Jardins de Provence showcases natural French wines paired with chef Paul Lyons’ cooking. This month Sean Faeth of Artisan’s Cellar and Chloe Grigri of the Good King will be pouring and talking wines.

The dinner will be held at 7:30 pm along the back banquette at a single long table. Reserve your space now.

The Good King Tavern [Foobooz]

Chifa Pops Up at Bar Volver

Pork Belly Bao Buns from Chifa

Pork Belly Bao Buns from Chifa

Every Wednesday night, Bar Volver offers special deals on cocktails, wine and snacks (PDF). And tomorrow, Wednesday, January 14th, Jose Garces’s Kimmel Center bar has a little something special planned.

Volver’s chef de cuisine, Natalie Maronski who was Garces’s chef at Chifa (the Iron Chef’s Peruvian/Chinese mashup), is bringing back some of Chifa’s favorite buns, duck tacos, wings and other dishes for one night.

Happy hour at Volver runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and you’ll want to get there early to get a taste of Chifa.

Volver [Official]

Meat Week and All-You-Can-Eat Ribs at Percy Street


I really think that headline says it all. First, Percy Street is trying to beat back the winter blues (and bulk us all up with plenty of pork fat) with an all-you-can-eat rib deal on Wednesdays, beginning January 7. For $27, you get all the ribs you can eat, plus french fries, coleslaw and cornbread. Deal starts at 5pm and runs ’til close so, you know, plan on spending some time.

Second, Percy Street is going to be celebrating Meat Week from January 18 through the 30th (Center City Restaurant Week counter-programming). What is Meat Week you ask? It’s the week where you can share a family-style spread of BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked beef brisket, cornbread, macaroni & cheese and sides for just $20 per person–basically the same deal they offer on a normal night but, you know, Meat Week. And still a better deal than Restaurant Week.

Percy Street is recommending you make reservations for the festivities. We’re seconding that wisdom. The meat sweats you’re going to have to deal with on your own.

Percy Street BBQ [Official]

One Burger, One Shot and One Beer at Rex 1516

justin swain rex burgerEvery Tuesday, Rex 1516′s chef Justin Swain will reveal the restaurant’s weekly burger special. The burger, which is available on  Tuesday and Wednesday evening at the South Street West restaurant is paired with a shot of Buffalo Trace and a pint of Philadelphia Brewing Company’s Newbold IPA for $15.

This week’s special is smoked sliced brisket, cherry pepper cheese sauce, bibb lettuce, atop Rex 1516’s house ground burger.

Follow chef Swain on Instagram (@swainstache) and Twitter (@JustinSwain), where he will post his creation weekly.

Rex 1516 [Official]


Summer Vacation Wednesdays at Twenty Manning Grill


Are your friends on vacation. Brag to them about your vacation to Cuba, Singapore or Mexico. Every Wednesday, Twenty Manning Grill is engaging in some Center City Sips counter-programming, with internationally themed “friendly hours” specials. The Rittenhouse Square restaurant will offer two courses and a cocktail for $25. This is in addition to Twenty Manning’s normal happy hour deals of $3 beers and $7 wines. Tomorrow’s “destination” is Cuba and from 5 to 7 p.m. you can enjoy the following special:

  • Black Bean Hummus & Taro Chips
  • Gambas con Mojo with Rice & Beans
  • Mojitos & Hemmingway Daiquiris

Future destinations »

Food Trucks are Coming to City Hall


Food trucks are heading to the City Hall courtyard. Starting today, in addition to Love Park, two to three food trucks will now be vending in the courtyard daily.

Each day will feature a different set of food trucks, vending from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Wednesday vendors operating through 7 p.m. in conjunction with the re-installment of the “City Hall Presents” performance series (5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.).

Here is the City Hall food vending calendar for June (PDF)

Participating vendors are listed below:

Participating vendors are listed below »

Two More Weeks of Lobster Mania at Chick’s Social


Bad News: Lobster Mania at Chick’s Social Kitchen and Bar is coming to an end in two weeks.

Good News: For the final two Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May, Chick’s will be serving up a one-pound lobster with clams, mussels, and potatoes for only $18.

We hazard to guess there won’t be a better lobster deal this season, so get it while it lasts.

Chick’s Social [Official Site]

Lobster Mania at Chick’s Social


Need a lobster fix? Chick’s Social Kitchen and Bar can help you out. Every Tuesday and Wednesday this May they’re rolling out Lobster Mania. Come on out as they serve up a one-pound lobster with clams, mussels and potatoes for $18.

Call 215 625 3700 for reservations.

Chick’s Social [Official Site]

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