Fond’s Lee Styer, one of the four James Beard semifinalists who calls East Passyunk Ave. home, is kicking off a proper happy hour for the first time since relocating the restaurant and securing a liquor license. Beginning tonight, Styer and his staff will offer guests $6 wines by the glass, $4 Victroy drafts, and $7 bites from the bar menu every Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Across town, Meritage is introducing the “Lombard Twenty,” a new happy hour deal that has a kobe beef burger with sesame slaw, truffle aioli, onions, toasted bun, and a glass of Cabernet going for $20. Going forward it will be available Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m.
Hard to believe, but it’s been a year since Marc Vetri opened his gastro-funhouse, Alla Spina, on North Broad Street. In honor of its forst anniversary, team Vetri is offering its housemade mortadella hot dogs for one dollar all night tonight. And to wash it down, they’re pouring their private label Victory brew, Hundred Horse Ale, for one dollar as well.