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.
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]
Every Wednesday, Tommy Up’s The Yachtsman brings in free Pizza Brain pizza after 9 p.m. Combine that with a $3 Kona Lager and you’re looking at a very thrifty Wednesday evening.
Pizza is free while supplies last.
The Yachtsman [Foobooz]
Forget Sips. Head on over to McCrossen’s Tavern for Rib Night every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. For $14 dollars you can get 1/2 rack of ribs with home made BBQ sauce, fries and a salad.
Check out McCrossen’s new hours »
Every 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]
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 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 »
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]
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]
The Porch at 30th Street Station is back with another year of programming and Wednesdays and Fridays mean food trucks.
The food trucks schedule at The Porch