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The Twisted Tail Is Offering Free Food to Out-of-Work Restaurant Employees

With help from alcohol giant Brown-Forman, the Philly restaurant plans to distribute 200 free meals, including ribs and mocktail kits, over three days

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The Twisted Tail in Philadelphia’s Society Hill neighborhood.
Twisted Tail [official photo]

In Society Hill, the Twisted Tail is cooking up free meals for restaurant employees currently out of work while the coronavirus pandemic has dining rooms and bars shuttered. The Southern restaurant and music venue is teaming up Coopers’ Craft bourbon from Brown-Forman, the same company that makes Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, and Korbel wine, among other popular brands.

On Monday to Wednesday, April 13 to 15, up to 200 free meals will be available for pickup at the Twisted Tail (509 S. Second Street). Each meal is designed to feed two to four people, with choices like fried chicken or a rack of smoked ribs, both with mac and cheese and coleslaw, or ricotta gnocchi with garlic bread. Call the restaurant to get a pickup time between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. You’ll get a strict 15-minute window, since the restaurant is limiting how many people can stop by at once.

The meals come with a mocktail kit with Baba’s Brew Kombucha, Pickett’s Ginger Beer, lemons, limes, maple syrup, and a Coopers’ Craft mug, plus a recipe card (no judgment if anyone turns the mocktail into a cocktail).

Since this is for out-of-work hospitality employees only, everyone has to show ID and their last paycheck. Restaurant owners or managers can also schedule pickups of multiple meals at once to give out to their staffs.

small skillet of mac and cheese on a white plate
The Twisted Tails’s mac and cheese
Twisted Tail [official photo]

The Twisted Tail

509 South 2nd Street, , PA 19147 (215) 558-2471 Visit Website