Monday, March 11, 2013
The Victoria Freehouse had a grand opening on Friday.
The owners of Haddonfield's British Chip Shop have opened a restaurant and bar in Center City, Philadelphia. The Victoria Freehouse, at 10, S. Front Street, had a grand opening on Friday. "We are about authentic British food and craft brews," the Victoria Freehouse website says. "We want to bring you the whole British experience, from pub snacks to curries to a full on Sunday roast, coupled with pub friendly wines, brews, and a friendly football match on the telly. We are passionate about good food and good beer." Victoria Freehouse is open from noon until 2 a.m. on some nights.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Keg & Kitchen is hitting its stride with a combination of ample craft beers and old school comfort food. The Westmont taproom will celebrate Oktoberfest Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m.
When I last spoke to Kevin Meeker, local restaurateur and beer-lover extraordinaire, it was to mark the official transformation of his beloved Westmont restaurant, Cork, into the beer and comfort food mecca Keg & Kitchen. I thought it was an appropriate time to catch up—the restaurant has been open for just over half a year, enough time to get on its feet and gauge its place amongst the pub giants dotting Haddon Avenue in Westmont. I’ve been in myself a few times: once to snack on a tasty pizza with housemade sausage and goat cheese during a Flyers playoff blowout loss (my girlfriend, the bigger Flyers fan among us, drowned her sorrows in some greasy-but-comforting asparagus fries), and once during the excellent Haddon Pub Crawl back in …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Submitted by Joe Murphy, Friends of the Indian King Tavern.
To the editor: On May 5, 2012, for the first time in 139 years, beer was served at the Indian King Tavern in Haddonfield. Or, to be more exact, the Friends of the Indian King Tavern staged a fundraising beer tasting event. The event was a huge success, thanks to the dedicated work of many volunteers, suppliers, governments and others. We particularly want to thank our sponsors and suppliers – the Pour House, Yards Brewery and the British Chip Shop. Special thanks to Terrie Murphy, Christopher Thomas and Bill Brown who led the effort and made sure everything came together. Thanks also to so many others who helped out in so many ways. We also thanks the Borough of Haddonfield and our three commissioners, Mayor Tish Colombi, Ed Borden and …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Great selection and great prices make The Pour House stand a (foamy) head above the competition.
I really wanted to like The Pour House. I had heard great things about their extensive beer and burger-centric menu, and I figured a Flyers/Phillies double header would provide an ideal opportunity to experience it for myself. I really, really wanted to like The Pour House. And you know what? I really, really did. A little background: I was a bit apprehensive about The Pour House when I learned it was owned by the same group that owns the P.J. Whelihan's franchises that dot the South Jersey landscape. Nothing against P.J. Whelihan's; it’s just your run-of-the-mill sports bar that offers pretty standard food and drink. When I saw The Pour House’s beer list, however, featuring 141 different bottles (including the notoriously difficult to …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
You don't need a lot to have fun this St. Patrick's Day—just a little bit of creativity and a quick cultural lesson.
Enjoy a proper Irish fry-up. Everyone knows about the traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage, but a big Irish breakfast is just as delicious. A proper fry-up consists of two fried eggs, bacon, sausage, sautéed mushrooms, sliced tomato, white and/or black pudding, fried onions and toast. Don’t skip the pudding! If you don’t want to cook at home, The British Chip Shop on Kings Highway in Haddonfield will be serving up a wide selection of Irish food Saturday, March 17, as well as the full fry-up (traditional blood pudding included) during Sunday Brunch this week. Read Brilliant by Roddy Doyle. Novelist Roddy Doyle (best-known as the writer of The Commitments) distills Irish culture into the animated language of a children's story…
Friday, March 9, 2012
Classical music reigns supreme this weekend, with numerous concerts and performances. Plus, a beer tasting and the kick-off to Collingswood's Restaurant week.
Annual Beer Tasting At Grace Church, Saturday, Grace Church, 19 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield, 6:30 p.m. Why Go: There’s just something about springtime that makes beer seem like the perfect drink, and this weekend you can sample a wide variety of handcrafted beers from local breweries. Food, informative talks on the art of brewing, raffles and more will be featured. Babysitting is available for $10. For more information, please visit gracehaddon.org or call 856-429-0007. How Much: $15 "Bach To Broadway" Concert, Sunday, First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 4:00 p.m. Why Go: Husband and wife musical duo Dr. David Shockey and Eleanor Shockey will perform a variety of pieces ranging from Broadway songs to spirituals. The concert will include …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Need somewhere to escape this weekend? Check out the hottest local spots.
This weekend is the Grand Finale Concert at Heritage Vineyards and Winery in Mullica Hill. The wine and beer tasting event is taking place this Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. The $10 ticket price includes wine and beer tasting, including full-bodied beer from Flying Fish Brewery in Cherry Hill. Select tasty food items will be featured from the Barnsboro Inn of Sewell as well. Besides the line-up of wine and beer beverage selections and the savory food, there will be live entertainment throughout the weekend. On Saturday, enjoy the smooth Jazz sounds of Standard Deviation. Bill Corvino and his band have been featured in venues in Atlantic City and Las Vegas along with opening for the Dixie Hummingbirds in Camden…