|Take a date to Table 31 on Saturday|
After being open a couple of weeks, chef Eric Paraskevas has refined and updated the menu at Bella Vista newcomer Bainbridge Street Barrel House, and today the new list rolls out. Look for additions like short-rib beef tacos, a sliced lamb sandwich and a three-bean chili, perfect for beating the cold (267-324-3553).
Over the weekend, chef Sam Jacobson took to Facebook to announce his imminent departure from Landsdowne BYO Sycamore. He’ll be around for a few more days, so this Tuesday is one of your last chances to partake in his version of the $49 prix fixe menu. This week’s meal includes tandoori-spiced shrimp, serrano pepper octopus and a Frangelico tiramisu (484-461-2867).
Play hooky from work and head to the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 10 AM for the tree lighting ceremony. As the huge fir comes to life, carolers will sing and hot cocoa will be distributed to all.
The Dark Horse Pub has been a go-to watering hole in Headhouse Square since the '80s, and this month it gets new life as the team behind Cavanaugh’s is taking over. New food, drink and management are in order, along with specials like Thursday Family Roast Night, a hand-carved beef, pork or turkey roast platter, along with soup or salad for just $12.95 per person. Bring the kids (under 12) - they’ll eat for half-price and score free dessert (215-928-9307).
Over at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse, a $20 two-hour Yards Brewing open bar holiday happy hour will benefit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. From 7-9 PM, enjoy all the beer you can drink along with a complimentary food buffet. RSVP here (215-665-9500).
If you’re looking for a great place to take your sweetheart, Chris Scarduzio has a deal too good to pass up. Each Saturday at the Comcast Center’s Table 31 is "Date Night," featuring a four-course dinner for two for $75. That’s $75 total, not per person (we had to ask twice to believe it), and you can even add a flight of wine for two for an additional $31 (215-567-7111).
Think you’ll be ready for more turkey by the end of the week? Head to Wash West where Varga Bar is hosting a turkey fry from 4-10 PM. In addition to the crispy, juicy birds, bartenders will tap several special seasonal ales, including Southern Tier Pumking, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin and Dogfish Head Punkin (215-627-5200).