Sips and Eats: Philly’s Best Food and Drink Picks for September 13-17

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Parks on Tap

The hours are Wednesday and Thursday  5 – 10PM, Friday and Saturday 1 – 11PM, and Sunday 12 – 10PM


Parks on Tap will be ar Pretzel Park this week through Sunday evening. The Manayunk park will host a special happy hour this Wednesday from 5PM-7PM, a yoga class on Thursday starting at 6:30PM, a Farmer’s market this Friday, and an African drumming display on Sunday. As usual, the pop up beer garden will have plenty of drinks and food available at any of the food trucks nearby.

Featured Restaurants and Bars

Philadelphia is a major spanning city. It’s always brimming with exiting new activities and things to do each week. Sometimes answering the simple question of where to eat or get a quick drink can be overwhelming. Each week Philly Influencer will highlight some new places and local favorites to add to your list. 

Bare Burger: Bare Burger is a Walnut Street establishment that offers organic burgers and is very eco minded. The trendy spot has an eclectic décor that include bulb lights, colorfully framed paintings of produce, and artist chicken wire. The burger filled menu is full of many options. The bar has a great selection of wines and beers.

Gran Caffe L’Aquila:  This Rittenhouse authentic and rustic Italian Caffee is a hotspot for gelato and coffee lovers. The eatery and roasting house multitasks as a place to grab a quick bite, drink, or shop for cured meats and more. This September, October, and November they’ll be featuring Broche Con Gelato on a specialty menu.

Bellini Grill: Bellini Grill offers traditional Italian cuisine in an amazing setting. The diverse menu includes options like Gnocchi di Spinaci, Ravioli di Granchio, various risottos, sautéed veal medallions, and many more savory options. The restaurant also has a very extensive wine list and cocktail menu.

Indeblue: Indeblue serves up some of the best Indian cuisine the city has to offer. They have a great tasting menu and has several vegetarian options. The bar serves up $3-$5 cocktails and food each day from 5PM to closing. From barbeque pork samosa rolls, lollipop lamb chops, to vegetable shashlik skewers this menu has many mouth-watering items.  

Weekly Events Roundoup 

Each week, Philly Influencer picks the best parties and gatherings the city has to offer.

Center City Restaurant Week Continues: Center City Restaurant Week concludes Tuesday, September 19th. Countless downtown restaurants will be offer $20 three-course lunches and $35 three-course dinners. Come out for the specialty menus at these great eateries.

Philly Cheesesteak and Food Fest Night: The third annual Philly’s Cheesesteak and Food Fest is Saturday, September 23rd. This Friday as an exclusive primer, the first 300 people who show up to the third-base gate at Citizens Bank Park will receive a game ticket. You’ll have to show proof a previous Cheesesteak Food Fest ticket purchase to get this offer. There’s no better way to spend your Friday night that cheering on the Phillies as they take on the Oakland A’s. You can also win a ticket to the game if you share the Food Fest event link on Facebook with the hashtag #FoodFestNight.

Aura Fridays: This Friday Aura Lounge will be offering $5 open bar until 11PM with an RSVP. DJ Mackey will be blasting he latest in top music and sounds all night.

Endless Summer Show: This Saturday from 12PM-11PM Radio 104.5 will be hosting a Endless Summer show. There will be several live music acts at this free to enter event. You’ll need a ticket to enter this collective music and drink celebration.

Andy Reid Bowl: JJ Bootleggers will be having tacos and beer specials this Sunday from 12PM-2PM. There will be $12 Buckets of Bud Light, $10 Draft Pitchers, and a free Taco Buffet until 2pm.

Eagles Gameday at XFINITY Live: XFINITY Live! will have a special Eagles Gameday event this Sunday from 1PM-5PM. There will be $3 Miller Lite Drafts and a $5 Game Day Menu available. The first 500 guest will received a free Miller Lite.


Featured Events

2017 Philly Cheesesteak and Food Festival

Where: Citizens Bank Park,  1 Citizens Bank Way

When: Saturday, September 23rd, 12:30PM-5PM

Thousands of foodies in the City of Philadelphia will be coming out to the Philly Cheesesteak and Food Festival. There will be up to 40 various Philadelphia food vendors on location at this charitable event. You’ll also be able to purchase a wide variety of craft beers and drinks. Food isn’t the only draw of this event. Guests will be able to walk the bases of the amazing baseball stadium, tour the dugout, and more. There will also be a cheesesteak eating competition that will include WWE tag team champs Molly Schuyler and Dimitry Shchupak and others. This is a family friendly event that will have a Kid’s Carnival Zone as well.

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Chefs’ Nights for PAWS

Where: Skybox Event Center, 2424 E. York St.

When: Monday, October 2nd, 6PM-10PM

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) will be hosting a Chefs’ Night for PAWS next month. Several Philadelphia restaurants and bars will be participating in this event to celebrate and promote the city’s largest animal rescue partner. You’ll delectable foods from El Vez, Bru , Lacroix, Cuba Libre, Jamonera, and others as they come together to raise funds for homeless pets. Come out and taste food from the best culinary establishments representing various areas of the city for a good cause.

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