Beat the Heat with Sassafras Ice Cream Beer Floats


Your pals at Sassafras (48 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia) in Old City have the perfect answer to the current heat wave. Cool down at Philadelphia’s “Grande Dame” of neighborhood bars with unique Sassafras flavored ice cream, available in one of four beer float combinations, or as a treat on its own. They also present a new summer sandwich with their Southern Fried Chicken Po’ Boy. Both items are available immediately through Labor Day, and are pay-as-you-go. Mascot John Deer recommends the combination as the perfect summertime pairing!

Sassafras ice cream is house-made in small batches that feature the delicate flavor of authentic sassafras, with hints of root beer and liquorice.  Just as the Sassafras tree is the only tree with four unique leaf patterns, those rascals Donal McCoy and Neil Laughlin have developed four special float pairings for $10 each that include  Crabbies Ginger Beer, Kasteel Rouge,  Rodenbach and Youngs Double Chocolate Stout.  Ice cream will be available in a three scoop sized dish for $8. 


If you thought the temperatures were rising, wait until you get some heat from the new Southern Fried Chicken Po’ Boy featuring chicken breast marinated in olive oil, garlic and parsley, fried in a spicy breading, on an Amoroso hoagie roll with shredded lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayo, and served with hand cut fries and a pickle spear. The sandwich and hand cut fries are $10.95.

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