3/25/2013 11:06:00 AM

Philadelphia Dining Deals and Events, March 25-31

Celebrate Good Friday with DogFISH Head beer at City Tap House
Scott Rudich of Round Guys Brewing will be holding court at The Trestle Inn from 7-10 PM, pouring the Lansdale brewery’s finest beers from the Eraserhood whiskey bar’s taps. Stick around afterwards for a night of disco and funk from “j the audiophile,” who in daylight plays Bella Vista Beer sales rep Jason Miller (267-239-0290).

If you can make it up to Princeton, the university’s Center for African American Studies is hosting “an open conversation about food from different perspectives.” Why is it worth the trip? The free 4:30-6:30 PM event will have a panel comprised of the New York Times’ Frank Bruni, Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune and Anita Lo of Annisa. Find more info here.

Beckon spring weather by spending the evening on the roof deck of the Stratus Lounge at the Hotel Monaco. “Wine Down Wednesdays” bring live music, local art and a slew of wines at $10 and under. If you wish the warm weather here, it will come (215-925-2889).

This bunny hop is for the grownups. For the 15th year, a dozen bars in Fairmount are partnering for a neighborhood-wide pub crawl. Pick up your ears for $10 at the Brown Street Pub or the Urban Saloon at 6:30 PM and then continue on to 10 other favorites. Blue Moon beer specials will be offered throughout, and proceeds support local charities. RSVP here.

Good Friday is all about seafood, but City Tap House is making it more interesting by featuring a different kind of fish - Dogfish Head beer. From 5-7 PM, the West Philly bar will be pouring 10 limited release brews from the Delaware producer, and offering a fish-focused small bites menu to complement the sips (215-662-0105).

On select evenings, Center City’s MilkBoy is loaning its liquor license to sister venue MilkBoy Coffee in Ardmore on the Main Line. At 8 PM, crooner Maggie Poulos will perform, and beer and mixed drinks will be served. Tickets are $8-$10 and are available here (610-645-5269).

We didn’t have a chance to include it on our list, but Russet is doing a special Easter Brunch, too. Andrew and Kristin Wood are offering traditional Italian Easter specialties like fire-roasted baby goat and also New American favorites like biscuits with house-cured ham and seared scallops. Call for reservations (215-546-1521).


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