Hilliard's, the brewery behind those sleekly designed, ubiquitous tall boys, celebrates its first birthday Saturday, October 6. Stop by the taproom between noon and 1am for live music and an enticing draft roster that includes $4 pints of a barrel-aged saison. Food truck Snout and Co will sling Cuban bowls and sandwiches starting at 4.
Lunchers craving a big meal (and deal) should make for 8oz. Burger Bar, where a classic cheeseburger and fries is going for $8.95. The special runs weekdays 11:30–2.
The Skillet brand building continues apace. On the heels of rolling out a new seasonal menu, the street food empire reports home and office deliveries for lunch and dinner are in the works, and gift cards are newly available.
To celebrate the beginning of bivalve season, Luc is offering $2 kusshi oysters from Deep Bay, BC and 2–4 oz pours of muscadet wine for $10 through October. And starting this week, brunch is now available Saturday and Sunday noon to 4:30.
This Saturday, Twirl Café hosts a costume swap from 9:30–11:30am for kids up to seven years old. Bring old dress-ups and trade with your neighbor while enjoying free hot cider. RSVP on Twirl's Facebook page. Any leftover costumes will be donated to kids at Treehouse.
Another establishment screening tonight's presidential debate: Five Spot. Beginning at 6pm, the eatery will offer specialty cocktails including Let Me Be Clear Martinis, Joe’s Scranton Manhattan, and Private Sector Sunrise. An appropriate time to try the Washington D.C-themed food menu, if ever there was one.
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Brave Horse Tavern is ushering in comfort food season with a new Sunday dinner. For $14 enjoy a three-piece fried chicken plate, marzen baked beans, greens, and a dinner roll, and pair it with a tasting flight of rums and sherries.
Where do bartenders belly up during their offhours? Serious Eats polled some of the city's notable drink slingers on their favorite dives, cocktail haunts, and places for beer. Check out their picks and see if you agree.