No, South Philly chef Jennifer Zavala won’t be entering her controversial vegan meatballs into Taproom on 19th’s 6th Annual Meatball Challenge this weekend. Instead, she’ll be spending the weekend at music venue Underground Arts, where the popular pop-up chef just found a permanent home for her tamales and other foodstuffs.
The first stop at Dark Passage, opening October 4 at 1004 Buttonwood Drive in Callowhill, is the Strange Spirits Lounge, which creator Pseudonym Productions is describing as a speakeasy-themed bar. The company worked with Carey to put this piece of the attraction together, and the key here is you can get a cocktail (Halloween-themed, of course) and take it with you as tour the rest of the rooms (and, presumably, try not to jump in fright and spill it. Maybe safer to just drink the whole thing first). The setup is fairly loose, meaning once you leave the bar you can circle back to it whenever you want.
Triple Bottom Brewing brings its philosophy of “beer, people, and planet” to Spring Garden Street.
TRIPLE BOTTOM BREWING GRAND OPENING!
You have probably seen this spot under construction for the past few months and now it’s time to toast their opening day!
Come have a beer with us on September 12! It’s going to be an amazing night, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Cheers to open doors and great beers,
Tess, Bill, & Kyle – the Triple Bottom team
New owners Nikisha Bailey and Matthew Nam want the revamped cafe and bar in Philadelphia’s Callowhill neighborhood to be a “safe space for creatives.”
Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello of 13th Street Kitchens will bring some Southern Italian flare back to their old stomping grounds.
At Love City Brewing, the beers are meant to be accessible, including everything from lagers to stouts to (God forgive them) a pumpkin seasonal. The flagship is the Eraserhood — a hazy, juicy “Northeast-style” IPA.
I’ve covered most of the grand opening’s of nightclubs in my ten year’s doing PhillyChitChat, (yes 10 in July, I know crazy) starting with G Lounge, which debut shortly after someone dubbed Philly the “6th Boro”, remember that fall out, then after hour clubs like Recess came along, and Whisper, and EDM club Rumor with it’s multiple rooms of music, then Coda with it’s EDM DJ’s, and live entertainment, all of which were great additions to the nightlife in Philly. Now we welcome NOTO to the family of nightclubs; thanks James De Berardine and Micheline De Berardine for choosing Philly for your premier dance club.
— Courier-Post critic Emily Teel visits Spring Garden scratch sandwich spot Stockyard Sandwich Co, open since October from ex-Morimoto and Kensington Quarters chefs Will Lindsay and Mike Metzger, who aimed to bring “rigorous” culinary techniques to a more casual, hand-held setting. They do so successfully, it seems, with Teel dubbing it a “sandwich nirvana”. The house favorite, bourgignon-esque beef with mushrooms, onions, and cheese sauce is in a whole other realm to the cheesesteak it evokes, and a pork banh mi ticks many boxes: “warm and cool, creamy and bright.”