Posted by Foobooz on May 8th, 2013
Posted by Foobooz on March 14th, 2013
Temple graduate Julie Crist is opening The Tot Cart, her own tater tot truck, on Temple University’s campus this Saturday. Crist will be serving several varieties of the popular potato treat including:
- Plain tots
- Drunk cheese tots
- Buffalo tots
- Crab tots
- Garlic/parm tots
- Indian spiced tots
Posted by Foobooz on October 31st, 2012
For Halloween tonight, Alla Spina is turning to the dark side with eight black beers on draft. Come in costume and get $2 off all the dark beers on tap. Elysian Dark O’ The Moon Pumpkin Stout will be half-off all night ($3.50), even for those too lame to wear a costume.
There will be a fire breathing and sword swallowing sideshow act out front, spooky tunes on the jukebox, and Italian horror movies on the big screen.
Posted by Foobooz on May 29th, 2012
It’s a celebration of the pig at Marc Vetri’s Alla Spina. Trey Popp reviews the North Broad Street gastropub meets trattoria.
Philadelphia has long been a cultural conservator for classic Italian-American cuisine, with the emphasis put firmly on conservative. Alla Spina, though, plays looser, imagining that culinary fusion anew: how it looks in a time when bar counters are replacing white tablecloths, Fryolators are busier than pasta pots, and Mama’s red gravy has none of the cultural cachet of pig flesh served straight off the skull.
Two-and-a-half Stars (Good to Excellent)
Philadelphia Restaurant Review: Alla Spina Goes Hog-Wild in Fairmount [Philadelphia magazine]
Alla Spina [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on May 18th, 2012
Stephen Starr’s Route 6 is adding Sunday brunch this weekend. Crab benedict, smoked fish plate, breakfast pizzas and chicken-fried lobster tails highlight a menu that also features many brunch classics. Brunch is served Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Posted by Foobooz on May 7th, 2012
Starting tonight Alla Spina is offering happy hours twice nightly. Between 4:30 to 6 p.m. nightly and then again late night from 10:30 to midnight and even later on Fridays and Saturdays, where the deals will run from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
During the happy hours all draft beer is two dollars off, some wine is available for $7 and several of Alla Spina’s most fun snacks will also be discounted.
Posted by Foobooz on September 15th, 2011
The splash page is up, the Facebook page is alive, the Twitter feed exists. The old Trestle Inn at 11th and is going to be reborn this October and it’s premise sounds pretty awesome to us, “whiskey and go go.”
We’ll give you more details just as soon as we have them.
In the meantime check out these photos we recently took of the Trestle’s exterior.
Posted by Foobooz on July 29th, 2011
The New York Times has a two-part tour of drinking in North Philadelphia (Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Port Richmond) and what do you know, they find all the popular spots.
Photo by Tiffany Yoon | New York Times
Posted by Foobooz on June 30th, 2011
Adam Erace heads out to West Oak Lane to check in on the Bynum brothers’ Relish. He finds Southern inspired classics done well in an oddly intimate 5,000 square feet space.
The performances in the “café” float like spring zephyrs over a smoked-glass partition into the dining room, where the melodies are absorbed by the swirled carpets and the lucky ears of the diners.