Are You Ready for Center City Sips and Skate?

The new Rothman Cabin at Dilworth Park.

The new Rothman Cabin at Dilworth Park.

Wouldn’t winter be better with Sips? That’s the thinking as the Center City District kicks off two months of Center City Sips and Skate at Dilworth Park. Beginning Wednesday, January, 6th and running through Februrary, the Center City District is encouraging all 21+ to skate and then enjoy sips at Rosa Blanca Café or in the new Rothman Cabin. The specials run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and include:

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Percy Street Barbecue Brings Back AYCE Ribs

Ribs at Percy Street Barbecue | Photo by Michael Regan

Ribs at Percy Street Barbecue | Photo by Michael Regan

Percy Street Barbecue is bringing back its all-you-can-eat ribs every Wednesday night. The $24 deal includes ribs as well as fries, coleslaw and cornbread.

Chef and co-owner Erin O’Shea cures her St. Louis-style pork ribs overnight with sugar and salt before smoking them with red oak and braising with chipotle, root beer and orange juice. When ordered, the ribs hit the grill again to be glazed with housemade Old Faithful barbecue sauce.

Percy did this last year as well, but get this, the price actually dropped $3 per person this year.

Percy Street Barbecue [Foobooz]

Rosa Blanca Cafe at Dilworth Park Continuing Sips Deals

dilworth-park-sips-ccd-940The weather still feels like August so Wednesdays may as well bring the same deals. Rosa Blanca Cafe at Dilworth Park is continuing its Center City Sips deals for the next two weeks.

That means $3 beers, $4 wine and $5 cocktails featuring Two Gingers Whiskey. Tonight, the cafe will also have Reggae DJ,Rahsaan Lucas; on Wednesday, September 16th, there will be island sounds of DJ Roger Culture.

Center City Sips at Dilworth Park [Center City District]

$8 Pizzas All Day at Bufad: Meatless Mid-Week on Wednesday

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Meatless Mid-Week: Pizza topped with eggplant, basil, pine nuts, and raisins.

Tuesday isn’t just about tacos. Bufad offers $8 margherita pizzas all day on Tuesdays. And that deal is available whether you eat-in or get your pizzas to go.

But Tuesday isn’t the only day that Bufad offers something special. On Wednesdays, the 13th and Spring Garden Street pizza spot is offering Meatless Midweek. For $35 a couple, you get a four-course dinner to share.

This week’s meatless mid-week »

Free Beer Wednesdays at Wokworks

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Taiwanese fried popcorn chicken

Free Beer?!

Yes, I did say free beer. Every Wednesday, all summer long, from 5 PM – 10 PM. Intrigued?

While you’re planning your Center City Sips moves, make a pitstop at Wokworks, where they will be serving up a menu of tapas-style snacks to go with the aforementioned free beer.

If, however, you want any other type of drink, WokWorks is BYO and they offer house-made mixers. They had us at free beer.

Check out the Wednesday menu at Wokworks »

Start Center City Sips a Week Early

center-city-sips-2015-400wCenter City Sips, the Center City-wide Wednesday night happy hour officially kicks off on Wednesday, June June 3rd. The weekly deal includes $3 beer, $4 wine, $5 cocktails and half-priced appetizers at more than 80 bars and restaurants.

This week, on Wednesday, May 27th a special kickoff party will be held on the patio bar at the Marathon at 18th and Market. The event will include Sips specials, 2 Gingers tastings, plus music from DJ Royale. Stop by and get a head start on Center City Sips.

Center City Sips [Center City District]

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

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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]

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