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6 Great Summer Specials in Philly: Free Beer, Free Bacon & Golden Ticket Cheesesteaks

By Danya Henninger
July 9, 2014

Lots of new food and drink specials popping up all over Philadelphia this month. Here’s a look at six of our favorites.

1) Free Beer at WokWorks

Starting July 9, this fast-casual stir-fry house is giving away draft beer every Wednesday from 5-10 PM (or until the kegs run dry). Bring your ID to show you’re over 21 and score up to three gratis glasses. Also look for deals on food like $2 buns, $3 dumplings and $5 “tropicalia” wings.

2) Barbuzzo Budino Pops at Verde

The best ice cream popsicle we’ve ever eaten is back to make your summer weekends even better. As of July 11, Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are selling the chocolate-coated caramel pudding pops for $5 each beginning at at 11 AM every Friday at their 13th Street boutique. They’re available until they sell out, which means they probably won’t last the weekend.

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3) Golden Ticket Cheesesteaks at Geno’s

Owner Geno Vento is getting all Willy Wonka on us. Throughout July, when you buy a cheesesteak at the iconic neon South Philly stand, you have the chance of finding one of five golden tickets inside your wrapper. If so, you’ll be treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the cheesesteak joint, lunch with Geno and seats at a Phillies-Mets game. Follow #GenosGoldenTicket to stay up to date on how many are left.

4) Free Bacon at The Hattery Stove & Still

This newcomer inside The Doylestown Inn is taking extra special care of hotel guests and anyone who comes in for breakfast between 10-11:30 AM weekdays. A free bacon bar will be set up in the dining room, offering a changing variety of strips, from applewood smoked to hickory tamarind to pancetta and more. Worth an overnight stay in Bucks County, quite possibly.

5) Twin Lobster Dinners at Oyster House

From July 9 through the end of August, Wednesday nights mean double-lobster bliss at Sam Mink’s Center City fish house. Two 1-lb. steamed lobsters from Maine’s Ready Seafood are served with local corn on the cob and drawn butter for just $26. A deal if you split it with a pal, a hearty meal if you eat it all on your own.

6) Steak Dinners for Two at Meritage

Get the turf side of your dining in on Saturdays at this Rittenhouse spot. A grand total of $38 brings a sliced Wagyu bavette steak for two people, dressed with béarnaise and served with grilled corn, poblano, truffles and potato salad. Also included is a starter course of arugula-goat cheese salad.

Places Mentioned

Geno's Steaks

Cheesesteak • Passyunk Square

Food22 Decor14 Service18 Cost$13
 
 
 
Barbuzzo

Italian • Washington Square West

Food27 Decor21 Service24 Cost$43
 
 
 
Meritage Philadelphia

American • Rittenhouse Square

Food24 Decor20 Service23 Cost$47
 
 
 
Oyster House

Seafood • Rittenhouse Square

Food24 Decor22 Service22 Cost$41
 
 
 
Wokworks

Asian • Rittenhouse Square

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Hattery Stove & Still

American • Doylestown

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