7/02/2012 01:00:00 PM

Philadelphia Dining Deals and Events, July 2-8

Cuba Libre's new cocktails honor Ernest Hemingway; Image via Facebook
Amis might not find a better collaborator for its monthly late-night shindig known as industry night than The Industry - the matchup is an obvious one. From 10 PM on, show a restaurant-related paystub to gain access to the free feast laid out at the Vetri Family trattoria - chef Brad Spence is planning wings, pig ears, burgers and more, while the new Pennsport tavern is bringing, in their own words, “as much pork and beef as we can muster!” A select drink menu is also available with discounted prices (215-732-2647).

Old City’s newest pub has launched lunch, and to complement the creative coal-oven pizzas, Barra chef Andrew Fox has developed a midday bill of fare, complete with a wagyu burger and assorted sandwiches - we're itching to try the BLT with crispy speck, arugula and pesto aïoli. Plus, if you order a salad between 11:30 AM-3 PM, any pizza on the menu is yours for half price (215-238-9983).

Andy Kamaratos is celebrating 36 years of business for Andy’s Diner with $1 ice cream sundaes throughout the month of July (which also happens to be National Ice Cream month, if you follow that sort of thing). The rollback dessert pricing is available at all three locations - Conshohocken, Bensalem and Springfield, and is perfect for what looks to be a sizzling hot month. On July 4, what's more American than a sweet sundae?

The guest sommelier program at Ambler’s Dettera continues with a tasting session focused on wines of New Zealand. From 6-8 PM, Southern Wine and Spirits’ Shawn Jellesman will talk up the vino from down under, and $10 will score you two 4-oz. pours of the vintages being discussed (215-643-0111).

Havana regular Ernest Hemingway was born in July, and to honor the liquor-loving author, Old City’s Cuba Libre has introduced a new cocktail menu. Inspired by one of Hemingway’s favorite hangs, the El Floridita drink list features seven new cocktails - each offered for $9 or $5 during happy hour - including the summertime-appropriate Marco Antonio (Hayman’s Old Tom gin, Luxardo, pink grapefruit juice, grenadine, egg whites) and other warm weather refreshers (5-6:30 PM; 215-627-0666).

In the rolling hills of Delaware County, Chaddsford Winery has just launched a new stone-and-slate outdoor wine bar, so you can spend a Saturday sipping pay-as-you-go glasses surrounded by the vines that made them. Make a day of it by packing your own picnic or nibble on cheese, crackers and snacks purchased from on-site caterers. Live music starts at 2 PM (610-388-6221).

Six months into serving reincarnated American classics at the top of Germantown Avenue, chef Al Paris is launching brunch at Heirloom in Chestnut Hill. The á la carte menu, served 10:30 AM-2 PM, features crab and corn bisque, red velvet waffles, a Grafton cheddar omelet and other weekend faves. Prices range from $5-$18 (215-242-2700).


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