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

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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:

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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]

Weekly Specials at Odd Fellows Cafe

Odd Fellows Café in Washington Square West has been serving up some awesome weekly specials. On Mondays and Wednesdays a special prix fixe menu is available that changes each week. For $14.99 guests get a choice of one of two appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The special runs from 5 to 7 p.m. each night, be sure to get there early because all ordering must be done by 7 p.m.

On Tuesdays Odd Fellows does all-you-can-eat tacos for $13.99 and Thursdays features all-you-can-eat arepas for the same price, all between 5 and 7 p.m. Early birds get the worm and arepas with these specials too.

Of course Odd Fellows serves brunch on weekend mornings from 9-3 p.m. and the restaurant is always BYOB.

Odd Fellows Café
1201 Spruce Street
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Today’s Food Trucks at The Porch

Today at The Porch at 30th Street Station there will be a Farmer’s Market from 11 a.m.-to 2 p.m. Local vendors in attendance include Freshapeel Hummus, McCann’s Farm, Mompops, and MyHouse Cookies.

As we let you know last week in our food truck guide, four Philly food trucks show up at the Farmer’s Market each week. Today’s trucks include Zea May’s Kitchen, Spot Burger, Say Cheese, and Nomad Pizza.

The Porch Farmer’s Market [Official Site]

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