Posted by Maegan Cadet on December 3rd, 2012
Pagano’s Market, now appropriately named Pagano’s Market + Bar is opening its bar to the public today at 4:30 p.m. Pagano’s will now offer craft beer, fine wine, whiskey and a bar menu crafted by chef Matt Pagano.
Menu items include sandwiches like the Half-Pound Steak Burger with fontina cheese, braised onions and a smokey chipotle sauce and entrees like the Baked Gnocchi Pomodoro with ricotta and mozzarella cheese.
While the first drink has already been raffled off to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, there are still beers on tap and more than enough drinks to go around. Speciality cocktails include the Philly Pretzel Martini, made with Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka and Frangelico Liquor in a salt-rimmed glass, and the Godfather made from Famous Grous Scotch and Amaretto Si Sarrono on the rocks.
Pagano’s Market + Bar [Facebook]
Posted by Foobooz on November 30th, 2012
We love the 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. happy hour and salute the bars that offer it. Emmanuelle is now in that class with their Entre Vous happy hour, offered 6 to 8 p.m. Skip the beers but consider the $7 cocktails.
Posted by Amanda Shulman on November 28th, 2012
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but there’s nothing a little liquid warmth won’t fix. This Friday, November 30th, warm up at Lemon Hill as they debut their brand new winter cocktail menu. Created by the Franklin’s Al Sotack, the menu features new signature drinks and is packed with interesting and unique flavor combinations.
We’re talking seasonal and special, like the Transmetropolitan Punch made with Ransom Old Tom, Plymouth gin, Cicchi Americano, fresh lime juice, house cranberry sage syrup, Bitter Truth lemon bitters all shaken and served with club soda and the Hot Butter Rum with Appleton, Smith and Cross, Goslings, butter, hot water, and fees aromatic. Yum. Ya, I think that will warm you right up.
Posted by Foobooz on November 26th, 2012
We’ve done it again. Foobooz has polled a panel of writers, bloggers, noted drinker types and others whose opinions we respect to assemble our list of Philadelphia’s Top 50 Bars for 2012 ranked 1 through 50.
We’re once again impressed with the way the list has turned out. There is a bar or three for every occasion, whether it be fraternizing with a dozen friends, reconnecting with a digital buddy from the 80s or looking for a new companion.
For each of the top bars in Philadelphia we provide some praise, a pro’s tip or a quote from one of our panelists. Check out the list and tell us what you think in the comments or on Twitter via our #50BarsPHL hashtag.
Best Bars in Philadelphia 2012 [Foobooz]
Posted by Foobooz on November 21st, 2012
Emmanuelle, the cocktail parlor from Tommy Up opens tonight facing away from Piazza at Schmidts both literally and figuratively. The bar faces Hancock Street behind Up’s PYT and also aims to be something very different than what is available on the Piazza. The cocktail lounge is adorned with sexy velvet wallpaper, odd portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte and Farah Fawcett, a Adam Wallacavage octopus chandelier and just enough nooks to disappear into. The drink list is designed by Katie Loeb and turned out by Phoebe Esmon and Michael Burleigh.
For those who have turned away from the Piazza, Emmanuelle offers some sexy sophistication.
Posted by Foobooz on November 19th, 2012
Craig LaBan sings the praises of Hop Sing Laundromat’s Nevermore cocktail. LaBan calls it a “deliciously one-of-a-kind cocktail.”
A one-of-a-kind drink from Hop Sing Laundromat [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Photo by David Warren | Philly.com
Posted by Foobooz on November 14th, 2012
Northern Liberties and the Piazza at Schmidt’s are getting a new bar. Tommy Up is opening Emmanuelle, a craft cocktail bar located on the Piazza but facing Hancock Street behind PYT. Author and bartender Katie Loeb has designed the drink menu and Phoebe Esmon (Farmers’ Cabinet, Kennett, Chick’s) will be behind the bar.
The name Emmanuelle is inspired by French soft-porn films of the 70s. The bar will open to the public on Wednesday, November 22nd.
Emmanuelle’s drink menu will feature a wide selection of aperitifs, sparkling cocktails, French cocktail classics and new twists featuring French spirits. A curated selection of wines and beers will also be available.
Posted by Foobooz on November 12th, 2012
Today is Auguste Rodin’s 172nd birthday and Google has graced its homempage with a homage to the French artist. And since the Philadelphia has a newly reopened Rodin Museum and the most Rodin work outside of France, the Four Seasons on the Parkway is also celebrating with a special cocktail, “The Thinker.”
Get the drink at the Swann Lounge or make it yourself.