— Guppy’s Good Times, the homey Conshohocken bar with a focus on local beer, sushi, and quality burgers, is coming to Philly, and promising boozy Bloody Marys galore. It’ll take up residence at the old La Casa de tu Madre in Bella Vista and keep up the same charitable model (i.e. with lots of giving back to the community) as the Conshohocken home base — Billy Penn has the details.
— Forthcoming South Philly bar Otis & Pickles has released a menu (below). As owner Charlie Collazo previously promised to Eater, it has sliders and on the whole feels pretty distinctly like a bar menu. In Collazo’s words, you’ll be able to “come the fuck in, and have a good fucking time" there as of early March.
— FringeArts brasserie La Peg carved up their very own ice bar last week. Unfortunately, unseasonally warm weather led to an early demise, so chef and owner Peter Woolsey will be carving it all over again on Thursday February 9, from 5 p.m. “Pegsicle”, as it’s called, will have an ice shot luge carved into it, and will also serve winter warmers like mulled wine.
Ice Bar La Pegsicle is officially open! Who's ready for a drink or two?? pic.twitter.com/VGMy0Vbw4b— La Peg Brasserie (@LaPegAtFringe) February 1, 2017
— East Passyunk’s P’unk Burger is turning two, and will be giving away free shakes on Friday (February 10) from 5 to 7 p.m., no purchase required. Oh, did we mention? The shakes have cupcakes from Sweet Box and beer in them, in the form of Yard’s Chocolate Love Stout. But it’s a chocolatey beer, mercifully.
— East Passyunk Italian spot Le Virtù is stepping back in time with a special pre-Columbian dinner February 23. That means they’re doing away with all ingredients introduced to Italian cuisine via the Americas — no tomatoes, peppers, corn, potatoes, or chocolate. Joe Cicala will be doing renaissance Italian cuisine, which is vastly different from present-day Italian. Reservations are via the restaurant.
— Rittenhouse Square French restaurant Parc is hosting an all-dessert tasting menu on February 16. Pastry chef Abigail Dahan will be in the spotlight, putting forward five courses including a chocolate and peanut butter mousse with roasted banana ice cream, and salted caramel brûlée with praline and caramelized rice. Reservations are via the restaurant.
— Need a job? XXXL beer hall Yard House is going on a hiring spree this Friday and Saturday (February 10 and 11) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., taking on a whopping 200 staff for their new King of Prussia location. You’ll have to head out to the mall — suite 2933. Yard House is opening there late March.
— Finally, do you want a possibly soulless fast food take on a Philly classic? You’re in luck, as Wayback Burger now has cheesesteaks on its menu.