Posts for November 21, 2012

Yards Hosts Pre-Thanksgiving Burger Blowout


With turkey time fast approaching, you may want to find a way to get your gut stretched and primed for the gluttonous feast that awaits. One sure fire way to do that is gobbling down as many of the dozen burgers that will be on offer at Yards Brewing Company’s inaugural Burger Palooza tonight. In the suds factory’s tasting room, four of the region’s premier, burger-slinging food trucks will be riffing on all-beef patties. Provided that you can stomach it all, the $35 cover gets you all 12 burgers (that’s three each from truckers SpOt Burger, The Moo Truck, Street Food Philly and Chewys) plus two beers. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Hostess Definitely Probably Still Dead

It looks like the Twinkie hoarding wasn't in vain as yesterday's eleventh-hour mediation talks went nowhere. Hostess is back in bankruptcy court as of this morning ironing out its liquidation plans. The company's 33 bakeries have already ceased operations, and 18,500 jobs are likely lost. A final official announcement is expected shortly. [Reuters, Earlier]

Nodding Head Brings the Party to Southwark Tonight


For the biggest party night of the year, the good folks at Queen Village’s Southwark tonight are reinforcing their stocks of beer with brews from Center City’s Nodding Head. The brewpub’s finest ales will be on tap, and Chef Nick Macri is serving menu riffs on Thanksgiving leftovers. And since it’s a party, South Philadelphia Tap Room and American Sardine Bar chef Scott Schroeder will also be on hand, talking smack and most likely tweeting the evening’s scene as it unfolds. The whole happening is pay as you go, and the fun starts at 6 p.m. Keep reading to see the menu, and beers.

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Tommy Ups the Classy: French Soft-Porn Inspired Emmanuelle Brings an Air of Sophistication to the Piazza Without Enforced Dress Codes

Phobe Esmon and Michael Burleigh behind Emmanuelle's bar.

The Piazza and its surrounding neighborhood has grown up a lot in the three years since P.Y.T. opened. That’s why owner and every-bro Tommy Up is shifting from boozy milkshakes and burgers to the more sophisticated French cocktail parlor concept in Emmanuelle, which opens to the public tonight. Patterned black velvet wallpaper, low lit twinkly lights and a soundtrack provided by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot helps set a sexy, soft-focus vibe reminiscent of the string of seventies skin flicks from which the bar gets its name. “I haven’t actually seen Emmanuelle since I was probably 12-years-old,” Up told Grub. “That was my first exposure to any kind of French culture. France for me will remain intertwined with Emmanuelle for life.”

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Staph Meal Blogger to Stand Trial For Facebook Death Threats

Last we checked in on Joshua Scott Albert, the Staph Meal blogger was locked up, and was facing multiple counts of criminal solicitation to commit murder, terrorist threats and harassment in connection to Facebook pages he set up that called for killing top ranking police officials, and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. Following testimony from Williams, and Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby yesterday in a preliminary hearing, a Municipal Court judge ordered Albert to stand trial on all counts, the Inky reports. He remains in custody with bail still set at $300,000. Needless to say, he should’ve quit while an enraged Georges Perrier was his biggest problem. [Inquirer]

Earlier: Life on the Lam ‘No Fun’ For Staph Meal Blogger

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