Posted by Foobooz on May 3rd, 2013
Posted by Foobooz on April 25th, 2013
Last night we chatted with George Sabatino about his ambitious plans for Morgan’s Pier. There will be at least three menus for the 300+ seat space. The standard menu which will feature the burger dropped in liquid nitrogen (served on a Martin’s potato roll) plus a more ambitious menu that will be available in the newly carved out 80-seat restaurant area. There will also be a kids menu that will include a healthy fruit salad side for the youngsters.
Sabatino has hired 19 line cooks and puts them to the test in early May. Morgan’s Pier will open to the public on Thursday, May 9th.
Posted by Foobooz on February 25th, 2013
The Fergus “Fergie” Carey involved bar/restaurant/theater planned for Delaware and Race Streets has a name and an opening date. The building will be known as FringeArts, which is also the mercifully shorter new name of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe.
The new venue is aiming to open in time for the 2013 FringeArts which opens on September 6th, 2013.
More from today’s FringeArts groundbreaking [Philly Post]
Posted by Amanda Shulman on November 5th, 2012
If you’re in the hospitality industry, get excited. If you’re not, get jealous. The first ever Industry Night at Moshulu will occur tonight from 8 pm., to 1 a.m.. While it was originally scheduled for Monday, October 29th, Hurricane Sandy, who wasn’t invited, came to town and decided to shut it down out of rage. Chef Tony Clark, who is now heading up the restaurants at the Valley Forge Casino, will team up with Moshulu’s Anthony Bonnett and Carmen Cappello to create a meal that is sure to wow.
The Moshulu team will be creating dishes like house-smoked Lambdouille Dogs and Diablo Dogs with pickled onion and purple mustard, fried bologna sandwiches with smoky blue cheese and watercress, and octopus with roasted squash, chorizo and sage. Chef Clark will be whipping up a number of small plates as well.
Moshulu [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on November 2nd, 2012
To celebrate its 50th birthday and National Sandwich Day, all of Shank’s Original’s sandwiches will be $2.50 on Saturday, November 3. There will also be free birthday cake throughout the day but of course the real stars will be the old-school Italian sandwiches including the Chicken Cutlet Italiano.
Shank’s Original has one location at 901 South Columbus Boulevard at Pier 40.
Shank’s Original [Official Site]
Posted by Alex Tewfik on October 9th, 2012
Sugarhouse Casino is hosting a Philly Food Truck Festival this Thursday, October 11th, from 5 to 11 p.m. There will be games, music by DJ Ed Blammo, a Battle of the Food Trucks competition, and prizes to be won by the Sugarhouse Prize Wheel.
This event is in the casino’s Beer Garden/parking lot, and local brews will be flowing.
Posted by Foobooz on October 3rd, 2012
Landscape designer Groundswell Design Group is the recipient of The 2012 Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award for Commercial Design for their work on Morgan’s Pier. The Waterfront Center helps communities worldwide enhance their urban waterfronts and at their annual conference, they award prizes for excellence in waterfront design.
The attractive Morgan’s Pier, which opened in May on the Delaware River united urban materials, salvaged wood and vintage tables with leafy linden trees and other greens just below the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Groundswell’s work can also be seen in the garden at Talula’s Garden.
As for Morgan’s Pier, the outdoor bar and restaurant is closed for the season. They promise to reopen next April.
Posted by Foobooz on September 17th, 2012
David Katz’s guest chef barbecues at Morgan’s Pier come to an end this evening as Michael Solomonov will be grilling kofta and chicken shishlik kebobs with herbed tehina, tomato cucumber salad and fried eggplant. Each kebob order will be $8.
The happy hour barbecue runs from 5 to 7 p.m and also includes $12 select growlers and $3 select drafts.
Morgan’s Pier [Official Site]
Posted by Aubrey Nagle on September 12th, 2012
The Michael Samschick proposal for Canal Street North, an entertainment center planned for Fishtown that we described yesterday, was approved by the Fistown Neighbors Association last night. According FNA’s live tweets of the public meeting the project was supported 72-17.
What we now know from last night’s meeting is that the music venue will be a Fillmore Theater run by Live Nation and that parts of Canal Street will be turned into a pedestrian plaza with outdoor dining. We also have it on good authority that the distillery set for Canal Street North will be ….