Friday, September 14, 2018

Iron Hill Brewery Center City is Open!

Iron Hill Brewery just expanded to bring craft brews to Market East! And with this, they maintain the stance that nothing's more local than beer that's brewed ten feet from your table. 

Owners Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson, and Kevin Davies note that Iron Hill is more than just a craft brewery and a scratch kitchen. In fact, their motto is "Craft Kitchen, Scratch Brewery." 

Flight of Iron Hill Craft Beers | First Pour with the Founders, Brew Master, Chef, & Management | Cheesesteak Eggrolls

After popping in for a media event, we were invited to stop by for a soft-open dinner. 

Hot Chicken Sliders | Bourbon King Stout 

I knew I had to start off with the bourbon king stout. This was definitely right up my alley - great chocolate and bourbon notes here. Paired up with the hot chicken sliders - I was very happy. The chicken was Crispy, with spicy cayenne notes. But the sweet bread & butter pickles really made it each bite. 

Gold Medal Baby Back Ribs

With a sweet Bedotter Ale BBQ glaze, I appreciated that these ribs weren't overly sauced and the spice rub came through. Fall apart tender, these were easily enjoyed. Fries were well-seasoned and had just enough crisp to enjoy the texture. 

Drunk Monk Burger

The Drunk Monk Burger was right up my alley, especially with the addition of the fried egg. Perfectly medium rare and with a well-seasoned crust, the burger was amped up by the rosemary truffle aioli and creamy brie. The Wee Heavy Ale caramelized onions provided additional depth along with the mushrooms. Pro-tip: ask for extra napkins! 

Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream

So if you're looking for craft brews and good eats, be sure to stop by Iron Hill Brewery. I'd highly recommend popping in for Happy Hour as well - especially if those hot chicken sliders are on the menu! 

Iron Hill Center City
1150 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 

*Media Alert* PA Blue Victory - Blue Plate Special

At the Franklin Institute on Monday, September 17th, Philly's top chefs will be coming together for a delicious event to support Southeastern PA's Blue candidates. It's your chance to mingle with candidates who are seeking change, all while indulging on dishes from nearly 40 of our city's top food artisans. Head over to PA Blue Victory to get your tickets now! 

Monday, September 10, 2018

*Media Alert* White Dog Cafe's September "Toast the Trees" Partnership with Angel's Envy

Throughout September, White Dog Cafe is partnering with Angel's Envy for their "Toast the Trees" project. For every Angel's Envy cocktail that is posted to social media with #ToastTheTrees, Angel's Envy will plant a tree in Kentucky. In fact, all three White Dog Cafe locations will feature the "Fashioned Faux Paw" - Angel's Envy, Peychaud's, Angostura, molasses, amarena cherry, lemon, Q Brand grapefruit soda, orange, and toasted rosemary. 

This cocktail's a "faux paw" in the sense that it includes many ingredients that would normally ruin an old fashioned. But perhaps Fearless Restaurants' Beverage Director Len Boris has created a drink that's so "perfectly imperfect" that it just works. Be sure to stop by throughout the month of September to try this drink out - and don't forget. For every Angel's Envy cocktail you post to social media with #ToastTheTrees, you're doing your part to plant a tree!