December 28th, 2012
Posted by Foobooz on December 28th, 2012
Fear making a commitment? Not into New Year’s Eve galas? Don’t own a black tie? Think NYE is full of amateurs? Here’s the last-second Foobooz guide for New Year’s Eve, geared for those who don’t want to make to big a deal of the night.
Posted by Foobooz on December 28th, 2012
Striped Bass alum Christopher Lee is coming back to Philadelphia. Fans will get their first chance to try his food on New Year’s Eve at Christopher Lee at 1623, the prelude to Sophia, which will be coming to the location in 2013.
There will be three options on New Year’s Eve in the former Salt & Pepper. Lee and chef de cuisine Oris Jeffers will be preparing a four-course dinner with Champagne for $45, a later seating for $75 and a bar package for $35 between 10 p.m. and midnight.
Posted by Foobooz on December 24th, 2012
Of course much of Chinatown is open this evening as well as other Asian restaurants across the area. But looking for more options in bars and restaurants. Check out Philly.com’s list or search for the #OpenInPHL hashtag on Twitter. Or just check out our scrolling list below.
Posted by Foobooz on December 21st, 2012
The Jewish Exponent has a list of suggestions of where to eat your Christmas Eve Chinese (or other Asian food) dinner.
Where You Should Eat Asian Food on Christmas [Jewish Exponent]
Posted by Foobooz on December 20th, 2012
Head to the Standard Tap tonight for The Wurst Christmas Sweater Ever party, complete with a wurst menu, fresh egg nog and an ugliest Christmas Sweater contest starting at 6 p.m. $5 entry benefits Northern LIberties’ Neighbors Association’s Operation Santa. Prizes are provided by Philadelphia Brewing Company.
Posted by Foobooz on December 19th, 2012
As is its Boxing Day tradition, December 26th, Memphis Taproom will be serving some of the best seasonal beers from around the world. As the bar is also fond of doing, they’re collecting canned and non-perishable food items as well as winter coats. Earn a dollar off your first beer by bringing in three cans of food or a warm coat.
Also, 5% of all draft beer sales through 5 p.m. will go to Taste of the Nation Philadelphia, which raises money to fight childhood hunger.
Posted by Foobooz on December 17th, 2012
The traditional Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes has long been celebrated in Italian households in South Philadelphia but now it has really broken through as a restaurant event. Check out the traditional and unusual takes on the feast being put together by some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants.
Posted by Alex Tewfik on December 12th, 2012
Today at 4 p.m., The Cambridge is putting up a tree, and like the champs that they are, they’ll be drinking while they do it. They’ll be tapping 12 different Christmas beers (actually 13, but 12 seems more befitting), and are extending their happy hour prices. Guests and neighbors are encouraged to bring their homemade and personalized ornaments, you know, to make it a little more homey on South Street.
Posted by Amanda Shulman on December 7th, 2012
When Hanukkah time rolls around, we all get excited about different things. For some its the presents, for others the holiday spirit, for many the coming together of the family, but for me, its all about the food. Fried food, to be exact. Hanukkah is an eight night excuse to indulge in fried anything and everything, most traditionally the latke. Whether its made with potatoes, zucchini, or sweet potato, and topped with apple sauce, sour cream or a fruity chutney, the possibilities are endless.
For a full guide of where to eat Latkes in Philly, check out the Jewish Exponent’s comprehensive list. And if your like us and just can’t get enough of the fritters, don’t miss the 8th Annual Latkepalooza, this Sunday, December 9th. Some of your favorite Philly hot spots will be doling out their own creative versions of latkes. The line up includes Citron and Rose, Bar Ferdinand, Federal Donuts, Sabrina’s Café, Delicatessen, Estia, Singapore Chinese Kitchen, Talula’s Garden and Tashan. The event will take place at the Gershman Y from 2-4 p.m., and tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids. Remember, the holiday is encouraging your fried indulgence, so no need to restrain yourself.
Where to eat latkes in Philly [Jewish Exponent]
Tickets for Latkepalooza [Gershman Y]