Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group (BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn, Cinder, Tradesman's, Tinsel) announce the return of Uptown Beer Garden to 1735 JFK Blvd. Starting this Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 5:00pm to Midnight, kegs will start to pour for Uptown's fifth summer and fall season with a weekend-long grand opening party in the heart of Center City.Read More
Newlyweds Joseph “Joey Dog” and Nicole Schultice celebrate five years of owning Old City's corner bar with a week-long celebration starting today. Nick's Bar and Grille at 16 South Second Street debuts five special burgers, one per day, to celebrate the milestone. Additionally, all existing burgers on the menu - including their Zagat #1 rated ground bacon burger - will be only $5.00 all week. The countdown begins today and runs through Friday, May 26th when the couple will debut their "5th Birthday Burger" smothered in house-made beer cheese, bacon, frizzled onions and jalapenos.Read More
Marlo and Jason Dilks celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first SliCE location with a weekend-long pizza party between February 24-26 that features free pizza slices, a 10th anniversary pizza, and $10 large signature pies all weekend.Read More
P'unk Burger, at 1823 East Passyunk, will celebrate their second birthday by giving away FREE cake shakes on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
In 2015, on Valentine's Weekend, Marlo and Jason Dilks (also owners of SliCE) opened East Passyunk's organic burger, fries and shake BYO. Thousands of burgers later, the couple celebrate their second year in business by partnering with Sweet Box Cupcakes (339 S. 13th Street) for a free boozy shake giveawayRead More
Revolution Taco (2015 Walnut St, Philadelphia) hosts an all-day celebration for their One Year Anniversary tomorrow, Friday, January 13, 2017. From 12:00pm to 2:00pm, owners Carolyn Nguyen and Michael Sultan are giving away free empanadas. From 7:00pm to 10:00pm, the duo will host an all-you-can-eat taco party with a special anniversary taco, plus four other varities, and chips, salsa, Yard’s beer, DJ, sweets and more. The taco party is $30 per person and tickets are available at bit.ly/revolutiontaco1, by calling 267-639-5681 or at the door. Guests must be 21 or older to drink. For more information, visit www.therevolutiontaco.com, call 267-639-5681 or follow @revolutiontacoRead More
Taproom on 19th (2400 S. 19th, Philadelphia) celebrates its third anniversary with a full day celebration that features brews, paella and live music. This Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 1:00pm to 10:00pm, owners Michael Strauss and Pete Fry will host the “Three Year Anniversary Block Party” featuring Fresh Grill Catering and Paella, performances by the Gin Canaries, tap-takeover with Bella Vista Beer Distributor, a special beer from Forest & Main Brewing Company, and a preview from their new neighbor Kay Kay's Cakes. A large heated tent will take up the 1900 block of Ritner, making the event rain or shine. Admission is free. All food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Guests must be 21 or older to drink. For more information, visit www.taproomon19th.com, call 267-687-7817 or follow @TaproomOn19thRead More
Taproom on 19th (2400 S. 19th, Philadelphia) celebrates its one year anniversary with a special night of brews, barbecue and live music. This Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 4:00pm to 2:00am, owners Michael Strauss and Pete Fry will host the “One Year Anniversary SpecTAPular” featuring a chef pop-up with Pigheaded BBQ, performance by the Gin Canaries, tap-takeover with Bella Vista Beer Distributor, and visits with representatives from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, DuClas and Clown Shoes Beer. A special version of Neshaminy Creek's brand new "JAWN" ale, made just for Taproom on 19th, will pour on the cask. Admission is free. All food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Guests must be 21 or older to drink. For more information, visit www.taproomon19th.com, call 267-687-7817 or follow @TaproomOn19th
One year ago, on November 8, 2013, current owners Michael Strauss and Pete Fry took over ownership of Taproom on 19th and revamped the South Philadelphia staple into a top destination for local and seasonal upscale pub fare, 14 rotating taps of craft beer (including a cask engine), a classic cocktail menu, a knowledgeable staff and a warm vibe.
“What a long and strange trip is has been,” said Strauss. “Pete and I are grateful for all the people that have supported us. We truly love South Philadelphia and our neighborhood. We are also honored to be part of the city’s thriving food and beer scene.”
Taproom’s Anniversary specials for the SpecTAPular will include:
- Anniversary Burger - Lafrieda beef patty with collard greens, black pepper bacon from 1732 Meats, barbecue fried chicken skin ($13.00)
- Mac and Cheese - Fontina and sharp cheddar, bacon bread crumbs and stewed tomato ($11.00)
- Collard Greens - Featuring black pepper bacon from 1732 Meats and pork jus ($6.00)
- Anniversary Chili - Chef’s family recipe with venison ($8.00)
The national barbecue competition team Pigheaded BBQ will pop-up in the kitchen with:
- BBQ Fatties - House-rolled sausage stuffed with bacon and mac-n-cheese, coated in barbecue rub and smoked with peach wood for 2.5 hours ($5 half Fattie $10 whole Fattie)
- Pulled Pork Nachos - Kettle cooked potato crisps smothered in slow-smoked barbecue pulled pork, topped with brisket and pork studded baked beans, slathered in cheese sauce and dressed with barbecue sauce, sour cream and jalapenos $8.00)
- Brisket - Full packer cut brisket, rubbed with salt and pepper, smoked low and slow using peach wood for 12 hours, sliced to order ($10 for half lb. and $20 for full lb.)
Taps during the anniversary event will be taken over by Bella Vista Beer Distributor’s Jason A Miller. The night’s selection will feature:
- Clown Shoes - Pecan Pie Porter
- DuClaw - Retribution (2013 Vintage!)
- Stillwater - Classique
- Evil Twin - Femme Fatale Kabuso
- Pizza Boy - Sunny Side Up
- Carton - Boat Beer
- Cigar City - Good Gourd
- Ballast Point - Sculpin
- Prairie - Cherry Funk
- Traunstein - Pils
Representatives from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, DuClas and Clown Shoes Beer will also be on hand to discuss their beers. A special version of Neshaminy Creek's brand new "JAWN" ale, made just for Taproom on 19th, will pour on the cask.
The Gin Canaries will perform from 7:00pm to 11:00pm with a full set of jazz age and American songbook. The concert is free. Food and drink are pay as you go. Guests must be 21 or older to drink (with identification). For more information, visit www.taproomon19th.com, call 267-687-7817 or follow @TaproomOn19th
ABOUT PIGHEADED BBQ
Pigheaded BBQ is an award-winning KCBS Competition BBQ Team based in Middletown, DE. Retired Philly Police Diver turned pitmaster Ron Templeman co-founded Pigheaded BBQ in 2006 with his son Ron Templeman, son-in-law Mike Sadgwar and nephew Brian Milito. Other team members include Norma Templeman (Ron Ron's wife), Trina Sadgwar (Ron's daughter & Mike's wife) and Stephanie Sadgwar (Mike's sister). Pigheaded also provides catering services and collaborates with restaurants in the tri-state area for pop-up barbecue events.
THE STORY BEHIND TAPROOM ON 19TH
What happens when two longtime friends from Central Jersey become disillusioned with their respective careers, and decide to follow their shared passion for good food and drink?
In 2012, after 25+ years in the printing business, Pete Fry decided he had had enough and needed to do something that he actually loved as opposed to just paying the bills. A quick call to good friend Michael Strauss consisting mainly of “hey, so I hate my job, want to open a bar?” and they were on their way, with Strauss leaving behind his career in commercial real estate.
With no specific locale in mind, and after checking out several locations, they homed in on the current 19th the solid neighborhood, and the good bones of the tavern that was there at the time. With Strauss being the driving force behind the overall food style and Fry putting his extensive
knowledge of craft beer into play, they brought on some of Philadelphia’s best young talent in Chef Christina De Silva, Sous Chris Myers, and Bar Manager Brian Padgett to complete the team. Taproom on 19th opened in its current format on November 8th, 2013.
Ms. Goody Cupcake, 1838 East Passyunk Avenue, raises a cupcake to two great years on East Passyunk Avenue. In celebration of the bakery's anniversary this week, baker/owner Gigi Andrew announces daily summer specials and the return of Cupcake Happy Hour. Featured items include Cake Shakes, Cheesecake Lollipops and housemade dog treats.Read More