Unlike other recent storms, which have been over-hyped and under-performing, Hurricane Sandy looks like it may be the real deal. After picking up wind speed overnight, the eye is headed right towards the Philadelphia area. Hopefully you’ve already filled your cupboards and stocked your liquor cabinets. However, it’s always nicer to wait out a storm with friends and neighbors than alone in your house, and several bars and restaurants will be opening their doors to intrepid patrons who venture through the wind and rain. How can you find them?
Happily, the Philly restaurant community has settled upon a Twitter hashtag - #OpenInPHL, originated by Foobooz a couple of years ago - that you can use to find out who’s serving during these dark hours. We looked around and couldn’t find a single other city with such a useful, agreed-upon way to get the word out. A recent glance through the tweets indicates Federal Donuts (both locations), McGillin’s Olde Ale House, Honey’s Sit ‘n’ Eat, Marathon Grill, Port Richmond Pourhouse, Good Dog Bar and several others are staying open, and many are running storm-related food and drink specials. So, stay safe, but if you want to join compatriots for a brew, now you know where to look.