On Tuesday, August 5th, Fette Sau is hosting a Whiskey and BBQ Dinner. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will feature whiskey pairings from Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey and chef Jason Goodman’s family-style, never-before-seen menu items. Though a menu hasn’t been released, we do know that most of the 9 dishes will imitate Pennsylvania classics, like “Duck and Kraut.”
And as you stuff your face, keep an eye out for Dad’s Hat founder Herman Mihalich and co-founder John Cooper. They’ll be walking around to give some guidance on the whiskey pairings, which will include three cocktails and one neat pour.
Tickets are limited and cost $60 per person, not including tax and gratuity. To reserve your spot, make reservations by calling 215-391-4888 or by visiting the restaurant.
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Jason Evenchik & Co., of Time Restaurant, recently took the trip to Central Pennsylvania for nothing other than some good ole’ whiskey tasting. But this time it wasn’t all fun and games; in fact, there was a little business in the mix because Evenchik, GM Terry Leach, Chef Sean Magee, and AGM Tim Heuisler were trying to blend their own rye whiskey. And finally, they did.
A combination of two ryes – 75% of a 6.5 year and 25% of a 1.5 year – Time’s Rye Whiskey is available at the restaurant, but limited (just 100 bottles) so get there when you can and try it for yourself. The whiskey is $13 a pour.
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Finally, a class that combines learning and alcohol. On Monday, June 23rd, The Franklin Bar is hosting an Introduction to American Whiskey class. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. attendees will learn about the development and transformation of whiskey from its earliest days to now, engage in a Q&A with head bartender Mike “Juice” Treffehn and sample a wide range of styles of whiskey, including white, bourbon and more.
Attendees will get hands-on experience learning about American whiskey and, while there is an “agenda” (beyond getting people to drink more whiskey, we assume, which isn’t so much an agenda as the Lord’s work), Treffehn made it clear that the event is just as much about the whiskey as it is the people. This intimate class of 12 (and sometimes fewer), is meant to “cater to who is actually there,” according to Treffehn.
To learn more about the event (or to buy tickets), visit online.
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Tickets remain to this Sunday’s Whiskey Rebellion at the TLA. The brown spirits fest is $40 per ticket and includes twelve whiskey samples, cocktail demos and food from Old City’s Serrano, including the restaurant’s signature meatloaf sandwich.
So if you’re interested in drinking bourbon, rye, Kentucky straight, single barrel and whiskey on a Sunday afternoon, get your tickets before they’re gone.
Fette Sau is hosting a special dinner with pairings from High West Distillery on Tuesday, April 1st. Chef Jason Goodman is preparing a menu of all new items for the dinner. The highlight of which will be a whole suckling pig served with whiskey jus and braised with swiss chard. High West Distillery’s Troy Karnes will be on hand to walk guests through the whiskey pairings.
The dinner is $65 per person, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling Fette Sau at 215-391-4888.
One of the first reasons to venture to Northern Liberties was Liberties Restaurant. But that was back in the nineties and that rose has long lost its bloom. Now the bar and restaurant is being remade as Bourbon and Branch.
Alex Carbonell is the chef and owner of the new establishment. He has previously been in the kitchen at Lola’s in New Hope. Carbonell will be serving up pub fare with a twist like lamb bourguignon shepherds pie and tikka masala mussels.
Every other week distilleries drop in at the Trestle Inn for complimentary tastings, drink specials and some distillery swag.
Tonight it is Cutty Sark with Cutty Sark Prohibition whisky.
On Thursday, January 29th, Western Grace Brandy will be in the house.
The fun kicks off at 6 p.m.
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This Thursday, January 9th, Percy Street Barbecue will be offering several varieties of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. At 5 p.m. they’ll be pouring six vintages of the highly sought after bourbon and rye. There will be one and two ounce pours that Percy Street promises “won’t break the bank.”