Friday Dinner: Fat Jack's BBQ
Trying for east coast, if not global, domination, Fat Jack's BBQ (whose founder is from Vineland, NJ) is expanding its mini-empire to include a second Greater Northeast Philly location tonight. This makes the third Philly-area location (and fifth overall) for the company that's won more than 200 awards, and two more are on the way in Morrisville, PA and Hamilton, New Jersey.
Saturday Lunch: Spruce Street Harbor Park
Sure, it's not a restaurant but there's plenty of food, and it's the site of this year's Official Philly Beer Week Beer Garden. Opening weekend features the Art Star Pop-Up Market and the two beer week collabs (Brotherly Suds and the European collab), as well as Victory, Saranac, Manayunk, Sly Fox, Terrapin, Two Roads and Yards.
Saturday Dinner: The Irish Pol
Like seafood? Of course you do (or at least you should!). Starting at 3 p.m. this Old City stalwart is cooking up a mess of fresh seafood and serving it with fresh Cape May brews.
Sunday Brunch: American Sardine Bar
ASB is donning some fancy duds for the day and upscaling its menu to include highbrow items like crab Benedict, an asparagus and Gruyere omelet and brioche French toast. With them, they'll be pouring some of Almanac's finest, like Tangerine de Brettaville, Cold Brew Coffee Barrel Noir and Farmer's Reserve Strawberry.
Sunday Dinner: Kensington Quarters
Kensington Quarters is calling its first beer dinner 'Farmhouse to Table' because chefs will pair three rare farmhouse-style beers with four courses of food. Breweries are Almanac, McKensie Brewhouse and Forest & Main. Dinner starts upstairs at 6 p.m. and costs $90, plus tax and tip. Make reservations by calling (267) 314-5086.