Tria Taproom Adds Happy Hour

Tria Taproom's Happy Hour Starts Tonight

Tria Taproom’s Happy Hour Starts Tonight

Tria Taproom is now hosting happy hour. The all draft Taproom is featuring breweries, cideries and even wineries within 100 miles of 20th and Walnut. The 100 Mile Happy Hour runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,  Monday through Thursday. And to kick off the start of happy hour, Tria will be unveiling a collaborative beer made with Yards Brewing that is called Tri-S-A, a special version of Yards ESA. Yards founder Tom Kehoe will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26th for the tapping.

Tria founder Jon Myerow has been a fan of Yards ESA from Yards earliest days in Manayunk. The Tr-S-A adds bready Thomas Fawcett’s Halcyon malt and citrusy-earthy Boadicea hops and a few other special touches to round out the beer. During the tapping, 3 Yards beers will be on special.

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Fitler Dining Room Rolls Out New Summer Menu

This week's Rad Rosé Wines at Fitler Dining Room

This week’s Rad Rosé Wines at Fitler Dining Room

Fitler Dining Room has rolled out a new menu with summery dishes like smashed cucumber salad, chilled corn and coconut soup and what really caught our eye, lobster and shrimp poutine.

Also flirting with us is Fitler’s Rad Rosé Wines of the Week. And among those, the can, yes can, of Underwood Rosé is definitely saying it’s looking for a good time.

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Tria’s Washington Square West Location Turning Nine

Tria before it was Tria

Tria before it was Tria and was just an old laundromat | Photo by Arthur Etchells

On Tuesday, July 19th, Tria Cafe’s Washington Square West location is celebrating nine years at 12th and Spruce. The wine bar will be pouring a variety of sparkling, white, red and dessert wines, all from the year 2007, the year Tria’s Wash-West location opened.

The wines will be available all day for the price of $9 per glass.

Tria will also have a special aged cheddar that also dates back to 2007.

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The Checkup: How to Choose the Best Wine for Your Waistline

• If you, like Olivia Pope, love a good glass of wine after work but don’t want to overdo it in the calorie department, this super-helpful guide to choosing the best wines for your waistline should come in handy. First tip: Don’t follow Pope’s lead with a bottle of red — opting for white instantly cuts calories. [SHAPE]
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Di Bruno Bros. Bottle Shop Adds Wine and Happy Hour

The Bottle Shop at Di Bruno Bros. Franklin location is set to offer wine.

The Bottle Shop at Di Bruno Bros. Franklin location is set to offer wine.

Di Bruno Bros’s recently opened Bottle Shop at the Franklin will begin offering wine by the glass starting this Friday, July 15th. Glasses range from $10 to $14 and include a variety of old world wines from Slovenia, Greece and Italy.

In addition to wine, the Bottle Shop is also offering a seven day a week happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Happy hour knocks two dollars off all cheese plates, beer flights and draft beers.

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Sneak Peek at Nicholas Elmi’s Bar, ITV

Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi opens ITV next to his Laurel on East Passyunk.

Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi opens ITV next to his Laurel on East Passyunk.

ITV, the bar from Laurel’s Nicholas Elmi officially opens this Saturday, July 2nd at 1615 East Passyunk Avenue. Elmi has been planning the bar next to his restaurant Laurel, for more than a year. The name ITV comes from “In the Valley” which is what the Lenape word Passyunk means.

The dark and attractive marble bar seats around 12 at leather bar stools. The backbar and walls are off-black with gold gold piping. The design, done by Eimer Design also includes floral wallpaper made of thinly rolled wood. Beyond the bar is a banquette with seating for eight plus a lone table for two.

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You May Soon Be Able to Buy Wine in Pa. Grocery Stores

Wine for sale in grocery store

This may soon be a reality in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Dannielle Blumenthal, used under a Creative Commons license)

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow some grocery stores, restaurants and hotels to sell take-out wine.

House Bill 1690 passed in a 157-31 vote. It permits restaurants, hotels and grocery stores with existing licenses to also sell wine for consumption off the premises. Up to four bottles will be able to be purchased at a time.

“This is a very significant step for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in terms of privatization,” House Speaker Rep. Mike Turzai, a Republican, told reporters after the vote. “I’m very excited, I have to tell you. This is outstanding. It’s a historic opportunity today, and I think the governor’s going to sign it.” Read more »

Fishtown’s Wine Bars Add Happy Hour

Gin and Tonic #2 at ROOT | Photo via ROOT

Gin and Tonic #2 at ROOT | Photo via ROOT

ROOT, which opened a bit over two months ago is now rolling out a happy hour. The wine bar and restaurant is offering a 5-6-7-8 happy hour between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weeknights. That means there are:

  • $5 snacks and toasts
  • $6 sangria and special wine
  • $7 cheese and salumi plate
  • $8 gin and tonics

ROOT isn’t the only new wine bar in Fishtown as Fishtown Social opened around the same time ROOT did.

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