Sips and Eats: Philly’s best food and drink picks for May 29-June 2


The Spotlight of the week: Art in the Age Dandejack

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Art in the Age Dandejack will launch at Art in the Age, Philadelphia’s only retail store, tasting room and bottle shop on Friday, May 31st from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with special guests Heather McMonnies of Food Hedgeand Executive Chef Liam Geoghegan of Stephen Starr’s, The Dandelion for a one-night-only pop-up! Geoghegan’s menu of complimentary hors d’oeuvres features foraged dandelions from McMonnies’ farm in Schwenksville PA, which are bountiful to the region in spring.

Dandejack cocktails courtesy of Art in the Age’s Mixologist, Lee Noble, will be available pay-as-you-go as will limited bottles of this specialty spirit ($49.99 — while supplies last).

This Week in Cocktails: Philly Beer Week

(Photo by A. Yee for Visit Philadelphia)

The 12th annual Philly Beer Week begins this Friday and runs through Sunday, June 9. The brewing showcase will feature and highlight over 50 regional breweries. There will be countless beers on display at this week-long event starting with its Opening Tap event this Friday at the 2300 Arena. There will be countless parties and events you’ll have fun navigating. From beer garden BBQs, to tastings, to brunch events, and to beer olympics, there’s something for everyone.

For the first time ever, MilkBoy, America’s only entity including a bar, cafe, recording studio, and live music venues, will participate in Philly Beer Week.


The OGB Block Party at MilkBoy South Street will kick off celebrations with an expansive outdoor block party on Saturday, June 1, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. with cans and drafts from six different breweries, music, raffles and more.

The Tröegs Independent Brewing Event features popular local band Jimmy Scantron of Low Cut Connie on Tuesday, June 4, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the MilkBoy Chestnut upstairs concert venue with never before seen releases from Tröegs and giveaways. information and tickets can be found More here.

A first for Philly Beer Week, Get Milk’ed will celebrate the end of Philly Beer Week and the start of Philadelphia Pride Fest on Sunday, June 9, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.  at MilkBoy Chestnut with a Queer Pride Festival and a special themed beer, Pride Pils, by DC Brau Brewing Company. All proceeds of the rare 1,200 pride cans will benefit SMYAL and The Blade Foundation to support LGBTQ youth and LGBTQ journalists. Guests can also look forward to surprise beers from Evil Genius Beer Company and Boulder Brewing as well as a top-secret CBD cocktail from Stateside Vodka and free burlesque, drag and art performances at the upstairs concert venue. More information about the event can be found here.

Weekly Events

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

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(D’ussé Palooza photo by RAVIE B.)

• Parks on Tap: Parks on Tap pops up in Fisher Park this week. me out for many craft beers on tap,  a fun time with friends, food trucks, hammocks, and more. On Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be free yoga in the park.

• Stroll the Street: This Thursday, Manayunk’s weekly summertime series Stroll the Street is back! There will be $6 food and drink specials at various bars and restaurants, live music, vendors, lawn games, and tons of people lining the streets.

• Wobbleland: Come to the Franklin Music Hall this weekend for Wobbleland 2019.This two-day dance music fest is popping up in Philadelphia for the first time. The lineup includes ZEDS DEAD, Zomboy, ATLiens, Bandlez, and more.

• Black Thought Presents Delirious: To kick off the Roots Picnic hype this weekend, Punch Line Philly with be hosting Delirious this Friday night. There will be tremendous standup, live music, and more. Comedian Chris Redd and special guests will all be in the lineup of great acts.

• D’ussé Palooza: Come to the TLA this Friday night for D’ussé Palooza. D’ussé VSOP Cognac will be flowing at this Official Roots Picnic kickoff party.

• Great Beer Fest Expo: Over 150 breweries will be on display this Saturday at The Navy Yard. Twin Lakes, Evil Genius, Locust Lane, and Cape May Brewing Co., and more will be at this signature Philly Beer Week event. There will be food, live entertainment, ax throwing, and more.

• Night Nation Run: It’s time to get colorful and run 5k fun at this workout music festival. Night Nation Run features multiple DJ music stages, light shows, selfie stations, and an all-night party.

• La Festa Italian Market: This Sunday will be the 9th Annual “La Festa” Italian Festival.  Filitalia on Passyunk Ave will be flooding with Philadelphians wanting to get in on a spaghetti eating contest, live Italian music, performances, wine demonstrations, food instructionals, and more. This is a rain or shine event.

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