Sips and Eats: Philly’s best food and drink picks for Mar. 28-Apr.1

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Featured Bars and Lounges

This Week in Cocktails: Easter Deals

(Ocean Prime Brunch Crab and Eggs)

City Tap House: This Sunday City Tap House will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on the outdoor patio. The Easter Bunny will also be at the restaurant and bar as well as a balloon artist. From 11AM-3PM you can partake in their Easter brunch specialties such as Brie and Apple Flatbread or a Cadbury Crème Egg French Toast. There will be a bouncy house and much more family fun to enjoy.

Ocean Prime: Executive Chef Jenn Grosskruger always has something spectacular at Ocean Prime’s fresh and bountiful brunch. From 11:30AM-3PM, you’ll have access to some of the best brunch options in the city. From crab & eggs to smoked salmon, you’ll find it all at Ocean Prime.

Red Owl Tavern: The Red Owl Tavern will have it’s very own Bloody Mary bar and extensive brunch this Sunday. The Chestnut Street restaurant and bar will also feature $5 mimosas and Bellinis. From 8AM-3PM Lead Bartender Kyle Darrow will be serving up the Easter Sour. The drink is the perfect mix of edible pastel paint, the cocktail boasts Aguardiente, pineapple, lime, simple syrup and egg white.

Square 1682: From 7:30AM-3PM Square 1682’s Executive Chef Bobby Surdam will be serving up culinary delights. Come enjoy the changing climate with optional outdoor seating as you build your own benny with Atlantic crab, pork roll or smoked salmon. Try the restaurant’s out fresh juices, signature breakfast dishes, and enjoy a fantastic brunch.

The Twisted Tail: The southern inspired restaurant and bar The Twisted Tail will have an Easter brunch that includes chef stations for carved porchetta, spring leg of lamb, omelets and waffles. The brunch runs from 10AM-4PM, is $48 per person and $25 for kids ages 3-10. This ultimate brunch includes everything from pastries, bagels, smoked salmon, pancakes, eggs, and more.

Urban Farmer: Come to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Urban Farmer’s Easter Brunch. Stop by between the hours of 8AM-3PM for a spectacular omelet station, the simmering grill serving up prime rib, roasted leg of lamb and salmon, breakfast staples, cheese and charcuterie, desserts, and more. This is a brunch you don’t want to miss. It’s $65 per adult and $15 per kids (12 and under).

Featured Restaurants and Bars

(Capofitto Summer Sgroppino)

Philadelphia is a major spanning city. It’s always brimming with exciting 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.

Capofitto: Pizzeria, bar, and gelataria Capofitto has launched an amazing event to ring in the changing seasons. Teaming up with Bluebird Distilling the award-winning hotspot will be featuring their flavorful Summer of Sgroppino frozen cocktail at happy hour for just $5. From Monday through Friday, between 5PM-7PM, the merger of sorbetto, booze, and prosecco will be one of the highlights of the eatery. Pizzata is also the establishment’s new $10 happy hour Neapolitan pizza offer will also be dazzling their menu.

Lacroix: Rittenhouse Square French restaurant Lacroix has so much more than its impeccable chef’s tasting menu and ambiance. This week, as a part of Philly Wine Week, the kitchen seating gem will be having three-course pre-fix lunches and rotating wine selections for $50.

Tavern On Broad: This well-known downtown pub and sports bar is offering up something fresh and new. Every Wednesday night through the end of the month of April, they will be hosting an all-you-can-eat crab night. The Center City location also has live acoustic entertainment each week. Tavern On Broad also has weekly $3 select rotating drafts.

Weekly Events

(Brewer’s Plate at the Kimmel Center)

Each week, Philly Influencer picks the best parties, events, and social gatherings the area has to offer.

Philly Wine Week: Philly Wine Week  ends Thursday, March 29th. The various participating locations have been poring up the best in glorious wines from the area and around the world. Try to find the several wine tasting and pairing events all over the city before it’s too late.

The Brewer’s Plate: This Friday Night at the Kimmel Center The Brewer’s Plate will be the main attraction. Chefs, farmers, distillers, wineries, breweries, and more will be on full display at this libation and food sampling event. The festivities kick off at 7:30PM.

Prince & MJ Party: Voltage Lounge will be blasting the blazing #1 hits from Prince and Michael Jackson this Friday. The dance floor will be packed as the masses will surely come out for these legends of music. The party begins at 10PM.

Bottomless Brunch at Vesper: Vesper Sporting Club hosts weekly bottomless brunches for just $25. Each Saturday and Sunday from 11AM-4PM you’ll be surrounded by DJ, screens with the latest game on, and tremendous food and drink specials.

1998 at Johnny Brenda’s: Johnny Brenda’s is hosting a 1998 party this Saturday night at 9PM. The bar will be playing the best hits from all genres throughout the night. DJs Emynd and Bo Bliz will be transporting you back for an ultimate nostalgia party.


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