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On Tap: Donut Beer, Johnny Cash, Glamsino Royale

By Danya Henninger
February 24, 2014
Photo by: Danya Henninger

What’s going on in Philly food and drink this week? We’re glad you asked.

Tria Taproom: Beer and Donuts
On Wednesday, Tria’s new Rittenhouse outpost will tap Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break, an 11.5% ABV imperial stout that was “dry-donutted” with 997 glazed donuts. Why? We’re not sure, but with each $8.50 glass coming with a freebie from Federal Donuts, there’s plenty of reason to find out.

City Tap House: Johnny Cash Tribute
To celebrate of the man in black’s birthday (he would have been 82), on Wednesday this West Philly tavern is offering a special menu of Southern food - think pickles and okra, Memphis chili and mac ‘n’ cheese - paired with a cask of the rare Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA. A Johnny Cash cover band will play all night.

Le Cheri: Taste for Good
Scoop up a certificate on the sitiCare website here, then make a Thursday reservation at Charlotte and Pierre Calmels’ new Rittenhouse bistro (there are still a few early and late times available). Pay for your meal with the certificate and 25% will go to the Ronald McDonald House, helping families in need take care of critically sick kids.

Hotel Palomar: Glamsino Royale
On Thursday the Kimpton hotel in the Historic District is channeling James Bond for a gala fundraiser to benefit ActionAIDS. Tickets are $50 (here) and include drinks, appetizers and gaming chips to play the “casino” floor.

Bar Ferdinand: Koo Zee Doo Collaboration Dinner
Chef David Ansill is launching a monthly guest chef dinner at the Northern Liberties Spanish tapas house, and his first guests are Dave and Carla Gilberg. Many mourned when the Gilberts closed the doors of their Second Street Portuguese, but this Thursday you can get a taste their take on the Iberian peninsula once again. Dining is à la carte, but reservations are suggested.

Brauhaus Schmitz: Karneval
The German version of Mardi Gras is kicking off this week at the South Street beer hall, and the main event goes down on Friday, February 28. Pick up a $50 ticket here; it includes bites from chef Jeremy Nolen, Kolsch beer and multiple chances to win a grand prize of a trip to Oktoberfest in Munich.

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen: First Anniversary Block Party
To celebrate a year at the five-way intersection at Susquehanna and Norris Streets, the crew behind this Fishtown home-of-the-kale-martini is hosting a neighborhood block party on Saturday. From 2-6 PM, the street will be closed to traffic, and instead you’ll find live music, a Mummers string band and Mardi Gras-themed food and drink specials. (Alligator skewers? Sign us up).

World Cafe Live: Band of Brewers 2
For the second year in a row, Philly Beer Scene has convinced beer folks to take to the stage for an afternoon of tunes and brews. On Sunday, brewers from Weyerbacher, Sly Fox, Troegs, Dock Street, Victory and Yards will perform. Each brewery also picked a draft beer to “pair” with their music. Show tickets are $20 (here), and all food and drink is pay as you go  (doors open at noon, show starts at 12:30 PM).

Places Mentioned

Le Chéri

French • Rittenhouse Square

Food26 Decor26 Service26 Cost$68
 
 
 
City Tap House

American • Spruce Hill

Food20 Decor20 Service16 Cost$28
 
 
 
Bar Ferdinand

Spanish • Northern Liberties

Food24 Decor23 Service22 Cost$47
 
 
 
Tria Taproom

Wine Bar • Rittenhouse Square

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