Posts for January 4, 2013

If It Walks and Quacks Like a Duck, It Must Be Matyson’s Sunday Dinner Prix Fixe

For the first Sunday Dinner prix fixe for 2013, Chef Ben Puchowitz and his team at Matyson will take on duck, presenting it in various preparations through multiple courses. It kicks off with a duck matzo ball soup, and peaks with a duck and foie gras sausage. Check out the full menu here. As always the dinner runs $35 per person, and seatings are available from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Russet Extends Brunch Hours; Expands Menu


Things are heating up on the brunch beat again. Andrew and Kristin Wood, the husband and wife team behind the farm-to-table market-driven Center City BYOB Russet are extending their Sunday brunch service, and rolling out a new menu this weekend. Service on Sundays will now run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., which gives sleepyheads an extra hour to get it together. New offerings include housemade pastries and assorted jams, house-smoked sustainable trout, a duck confit croque madame, and seasonal pancakes inspired by the Woods’ 5 year old son, Gus. There’s also Counter Culture coffee and espresso, fresh squeezed juices, and bloody mary mix. Keep reading to see the full spread.

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Artists Celebrate the City’s Drinking and Eating Culture in Neon

AIGA Philadelphia Space's "Locals Only"

Drawing inspiration from the city’s bar and restaurant scene, several area designers and artist will debut new works in neon tonight in AIGA Philadelphia SPACE’s latest exhibition, “Locals Only.” The original creations are meant to call to mind the sights, sounds and vibes from some of our most revered taprooms, dives, and cocktail joints through a blazing spectrum of brightly colored and glowing neon. Participating artists include Greg Christman, Julle Frey, Sharon McMullen, and Kevin Jackson. Tonight’s opening reception goes from 6 to 9 p.m. The show will remain on display through the end of the month.

Hub Bub Coffee Settling Down With a Fixed Location in Center City

Drew CrockettPhoto: Michael Persico

We’re just a little more than a week away from the debut of Hub Bub Coffee Bar, a permanent, fixed location for Hub Bub Coffee Truck, which has been perking up groggy Penn students with freshly brewed, small batch coffees since it first rolled up on 38th and Spruce streets back in 2009. The new brick and mortar operation opens on Monday, January 17 at Three Logan Square (1717 Arch Street).

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Patrick Dempsey Buys Tully’s Coffee Chain for $9 Million

National treasure.

Rejoice: Patrick Dempsey has succeeded in his heroic mission to save Tully's Coffee, a Seattle-based company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October. "We met the green monster, looked her in the eye, and ... SHE BLINKED! We got it! Thank you Seattle!" McDreamy tweeted last night. (Somewhere, Hugh Jackman is brooding.)

Should we now call him McSteamy? »

JohnnyMac Leaving Pub & Kitchen; Fitler Dining Room Opening Later This Month

Jonathan "JohnnyMac" Adams

There’s some good news and bad news coming out of the Pub & Kitchen camp this morning. First the bad news: Long-time chef, Jonathan “JohnnyMac” Adams, is exiting the fold to focus his efforts on his artisan coffee roasting company, Rival Bros. And P&K is shutting down at the end of the month. But don’t worry, a rep for the popular Rittenhouse haunt tells Grub this morning that the closing is only temporary. Following minor renovations, it will reopen early in February. The good news? Owners Dan Clark and Ed Hackett are a few weeks away from debuting Fitler Dining Room in the former home of David Katz’s Mémé.

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Subway Clerk Threatens to Kill Man Who Wanted Ketchup on His Cheesesteak

Eat fresh, but watch your back.

A man named Luis Martinez was feeling hungry on Tuesday night, so he went to the Subway shop inside his local Orange Country, Florida (of course), Wal-Mart and proceeded to order a Philly cheesesteak with American cheese, onions, and ketchup. That's when things went horribly wrong.

"That's when I flew off the handle." »

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