Archive for February, 2012

The James Beard Award Semi’s Are In

According to, the results of the James Beard Foundation‘s semifinalists are in, and they’re more or less what we expected. The following Philly staples made the list: for Outstanding Bar Program, the go-to upholders of cool Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. and Standard Tap. Stephen Starr, Vetri, and Tria win a few notable mentions. […]

A Calmer Mardi Gras At The Franklin

The ever-classy Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co. is celebrating one of the traditionally less classy drinking holidays with $10 drinks, because it is a lot harder to get riot-drunk off of $10 cocktails than it is off of $2 Bud Plantinums.

Get Literal With Fat Tuesday

Since tomorrow is Fat Tuesday (and also apparently Doughnut Day) why not get a little literal with it and indulge in some of the worst foods you can eat? To help you along that path, Krispy Kreme is offering their customers a free glazed doughnut. The giveaway stops at one per customer however, so if […]


Food Blob: Out With The Failed, In With The New

>>>Man, GQ really does love Philly: Tashan‘s Naga Beef Sümi makes the top 5 dishes of the year list. [Foobooz] >>>PA liquor stores could now be facing modernization rather than privatization. [Grub Street] >>>Speck , Raw , Karaoke and Beer Bar at the Piazza? [The Insider]

Pizza Brain Needs Your Help

Ah, the inevitable Kickstarter campaign, we meet again. While the Pizza Brain crew works to make their pizza dreams a reality, they are enlisting the help of pizza freaks all over. The goal of their campaign is $15,000 to help them along their way, with som pretty great incentives to help you be more loose […]


And Without Further Ado, Here Is The Menu/Bill For George Washington’s Farewell Party At City Tavern

On September 15, 1787, a farewell party was thrown in George Washington’s honor at Philadelphia’s own City Tavern (138 South 2nd Street). And today, on President’s Day, we figured why not share the bill/menu for the event with you. There was music, 55 gentlemen, 16 servants, and “7 Large Bowels of Punch.” So, you know, […]

Roundeye Noodle Pop-Up #2 Is Next Week At Matyson

The guys behind Roundeye Noodle Bar have announced the date and details of their next pop-up. The noodles will be served on February 26th, and like the first pop-up, this one takes place at Matyson. The reservation-only event is sure to fill up, so pay attention here people: there is seating for around 250 people, […]

Sixpoint + Silk City = Postponed

Last week we told you about the 7th anniversary beer dinner at Silk City done in collaboration with Sixpoint Brewing. That event was supposed to happen tonight, but alas, it was not meant to be. The good people at Sixpoint told us: Due to circumstances beyond our control, tonight’s Sixpoint 7th Anniversary Beer Dinner at […]

Food Blob: At Least GQ Loves Us

>>>Now that Fish has got some new digs, Brick American Eatery is sliding into the old Fish spot. [Foobooz] >>>Ramen Boy’s opening troubles continue with gas problems. And not the gas problems you’re thinking of. [Meal Ticket] >>>Alla Spina tops’s GQ‘s Hottest Restaurant Openings list, a companion list to the Best New Restaurants list. [Grub […]

Roaming Hunger Will Help You Track Down Your Meal’s Wheels

You know, we keep saying it because we want to convince ourselves it’s true, but spring is right around the corner. And with nice weather comes outdoor eating, whether it be from cafes, bistros, or food trucks. But unless you follow all of the trucks on twitter, or check all of their websites, how do […]

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