Philadelphia Restaurants gear up for historic legal sale of cocktails to-go in Pennsylvania

-Courtesy of Aversa PR
Feature image: Cocktails from Leda and the Swan will sell from Vesper and Hunnies Crispy Chicken location

Philadelphia and Main Line restaurants applaud the vote yesterday in the Pennsylvania senate that will allow the sale of to-go cocktails in the state of Pennsylvania. As they wait for Governor Tom Wolf to sign the legislation, the following ten restaurants in the city of Philadelphia and out on the Main Line announce their first menus for to-go cocktail service that will start the minute his pen hits the paper and it is legal.

For Leda and the Swan and Wine Dive, the shut-down from the global pandemic was a huge blow as both bars had just opened weeks before to huge fanfare and critical praise. For Stove and Tap, Al Pastor and The Bercy, the four locations by Stove and Co Restaurant Group will see new opportunity to continue to recover at their giant suburban locations and add cocktails to their offerings of food. Craft Concepts Group and Teddy Sourias will bring back to life his well established and popular brands all under one roof to start, including Tradesman’s, Bru, and and the instagram-worthy Blume (and their pour over  “now you can make at home” cotton candy cocktail). For FCM Hospitality who has been operating out of Rosy’s Taco Bar, this represents a major win as owner Avram Hornik also continues to push for exploration for the safe re-opening for restaurants for outdoor dining. Hornik will also make a major announcement in the next few weeks about re-opening of other properties.

“Craft Concepts Group and our properties have been shuttered since this crisis began – with nearly 350 employees affected by the shut-down,” said Craft Concepts Group owner Teddy Sourias. “We applaud the state of Pennsylvania for seeing how important this change was to the economic recovery of restaurants across the state. We will open our brands for the first time this weekend in special anticipation of this exciting news. Look for BRU, Blume, Finn McCool’s and Tradesman’s all to return to the Center City hospitality scene this week with food and beer through our Tradesman’s venue, with cocktails to come the minute they are legal and signed into law.”

“Leda and the Swan was one of the last hospitality concepts to open before this crisis hit – opening our doors just weeks before the shut-down,” said Glu Hospitality’s Derek Gibbons. “Opening any restaurant, bar and lounge is a major investment and to close at such a fragile time was devastating. We are thrilled we can return and begin the recovery process.”
Please find details from all ten establishments. Below represents the first of legal to-go cocktails in the state of Pennsylvania from these established restaurant groups and restaurateurs.

1) WINE DIVE
owners Heather Annechiarico and Chris Fetfatzes
1506 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
(267) 900-9463
https://www.winedivephilly.com/
Delivery:  QuickSipDelivery.com
These are Offered from 3pm-8pm for now Wednesday – Sunday

Strawberry Wine Punch, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
Moscato, Stawberry Purée, Sprite, Fresh Strawberry

Champagne Punch, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
Fresh Mint, honey syrup, lime, pineapple juice, aged rum, grapefruit bitters, sparkling wine

Everything’s Coming Up Rosé, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
chied rose, lillet, hibiscus tea, lemon, simple, aperol, grapefruit

Pomegranate-Ginger Spritz, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
angostura, pomegranate juice, brandy, ginger liquor, dry sparkling, club

2) HAWTHORNES BEER CAFE
owners Heather Annechiarico and Chris Fetfatzes
738 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 627-3012
https://www.hawthornecafe.com/
Delivery:  QuickSipDelivery.com

Bloody Mary, full Of Grace, 8oz $8 $ 25oz $24
Tito’s, house blend of Bloody Mary goodness

Mimosa Kit, 25oz bottles $35
Touraine Brit with two juice options
blood orange & regular fresh squeezed Natalie’s OJ juice co.

Lavender Aviation, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
Gin, maraschino, creme de violette & lemon

Maple Old Fashioned, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
Bourbon, maple simple, butters, orange peel

Negroni, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
Bluecoat gin, vermouth, Campari & orange

Bourbon pear smash, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
Heaven Hill bourbon, pear, ginger, lemon

Tequila-mezcal bomb, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
tequila, mezcal, lime, spicy simple, maybe cranberry

Black manhattan, 4oz $10 & 13oz $30
Rittenhouse rye, Averna, cherry bitters

Honey-Rosemary Lemonade, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
vodka, lemon, honey-rosemary simple

Passion Fruit Punch,. 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
light rum, spiced rum, passion fruit nectar, pineapple, orange, lemon

Cucumber-Spice Limeade, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
gin, cucumber-jalapeño simple, lime

Strawberry-Basil Smash, 8oz $8 $ 32oz $32
tequila, lime, strawberry basil simple, muddled strawberry

3) LEDA AND THE SWAN
by Glu Hospitality
cocktails will sell from Vesper and Hunnies Crispy Chicken locations
223 S Sydenham St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 214-0086
https://www.wecooked.com/  (menu coming soon later this week)

$36 serves 4. Cocktails to go will be available Tues-Sun 2pm-8pm.
Purchase through WeCooked.com, pick up at Vesper Center City.

-Shiro – Mezcal, ginger syrup, lemon, togarashi
-Lilith – Tequila, Beet Shrub, Lemon, Sea Salt
-Trobairitz – Grey Goose, Sparkling Wine, Pink Peppercorn syrup, Yuzu Bergamot Tincture
-Manhattan – Bourbon, Carpano Classico, Angostura
-Solace – Ketel One, Lillet Rose, Orange Bitters
-Bijou – Gin, Green Chartreuse, Carpano Classico
-Old Fashioned – Rye, Madagascar Vanilla, Angostura
-Tequila Old Fashioned – Anejo, Madagascar Vanilla, Angostura

4) HARPER’S GARDEN
by FCM Hospitality
owner Avram Hornik
cocktails will sell out of Rosy’s Taco Bar location
2220 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 858-4561
https://rosystacobar.com/
https://www.toasttab.com/rosys-taco-bar/v3

Liquid Persuasion –
Cucumber and mint syrup with fresh Lime Juice.
Pick your liquor for this cocktail:
Titos Vodka $26.00 for five servings
Stateside Vodka $26.00 for five servings
Bluecoat Gin $26.00 for five servings
Jim Beam Bourbon $26.00 for five servings

Blackberry Smash –
Homemade Blackberry and Strawberry Syrup with Fresh Lemon Juice
Pick your liquor for this cocktail:
Titos Vodka $26.00 for five servings
Stateside Vodka $26.00 for five servings
Bluecoat Gin $26.00 for five servings
Jim Beam Bourbon $26.00 for five servings

Bloody Mary –
Tomato Juice, Butcher Cut Black Pepper, Celery Salt, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Guindilla Pepper Puree, Horseradish, Worcestershire, Malt Vinegar, Sriracha, Ghost Pepper Sauce, blended Cucumbers
Pick your liquor for this cocktail:
Titos Vodka $26.00 for four servings
Stateside Vodka $26.00 for four servings
Bluecoat Gin $26.00 for four servings
Jim Beam Bourbon $26.00 for four servings

5) ROSY’S TACO BAR
by FCM Hospitality
owner Avram Hornik
2220 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 858-4561
https://rosystacobar.com/
https://www.toasttab.com/rosys-taco-bar/v3

Rosy’s Taco Bar will serve the following margaritas and also offer a full bar of standard bar drinks that will be added to the website.

Rosy’s Red Sangria
Wine, Blackberry Brandy, Triple Sec, OJ, Sprite, Fresh fruit.
$20.00

Pricing Pints – Classic
House Tequila $24.00
Premium Tequila $30.00
Lime & salt are included. Add ice. Serves 4

Pricing Pints – Flavored
House Tequila $25.00
Premium Tequila $31.00
Lime & salt are included. Add ice. Serves 4

Rosys Classic Margarita Pint
Rosys Strawberry Margarita Pint
Rosys Blood Orange Margarita Pint
Rosys Habanero Margarita Pint

Pricing Quarts – Classic
House Tequila $48.00
Premium Tequila $60.00
Lime & salt are included. Add ice. Serves 8

Pricing Quarts – Flavored
House Tequila $50.00
Premium Tequila $62.00
Lime & salt are included. Add ice. Serves 8

Rosy’s Classic Margarita Quart
Rosy’s Strawberry Margarita Quart
Rosy’s Blood Orange Margarita Quart
Rosy’s Pineapple Margarita Quart

6) TRADESMAN’S
by Craft Concepts Group
owner Teddy Sourias
1322 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
website update coming tomorrow:
https://tradesmansphl.com/
Cocktails will be offered through Tradesman’s Take Out window 7 days a week between 3-8pm. Ordering will need to be done over the phone at Tradesman’s at 267-457-3994.

Tradesman’s will open for the first time since this crisis on Thursday, May 14, 2020 for food and drink. Under the Tradesman’s venue, Craft Concepts Group will feature other food, drinks and beer from BRU, Blume, Uptown Beer Garden, Finn McCool’s and even Tinsel. To launch this week look for offerings from Tradesman’s, Blume, Finn McCool’s and BRU Craft and Wurst, with Tinsel and Uptown Beer Garden to come later.

“Tradesmarked” $18 serves three
Manatawny Whiskey, Maple Simple, Orange Bitters, Smoked Bacon

“PB&J” $22 serves five to six
Skrewball Whiskey, Acai Berry EmergenC, Simple Syrup

7) BLUME
by Craft Concepts Group
owners Teddy Sourias
served at Tradesman’s, 1322 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
website update coming tomorrow:
https://tradesmansphl.com/
Cocktails will be offered through Tradesman’s Take Out window 7 days a week between 3-8pm. Ordering will need to be done over the phone at Tradesman’s at 267-457-3994.

“Tropical Cloud” $22 serves four
Cotton Candy fresh-made at Tradesman’s to pour over.
Three Bitches Vodka, Coco Lopez, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Coconut Red Bull

“Paloma Pouch” $13 oversize serves one
Altos Tequila, Lime, Grapefruit Juice

“Freeze Pop” $9 serves one
Frozen alcoholic freeze pop.
Hidden River Gin, Blueberry Simple Syrup, Lemonade

8) THE BERCY
by Stove and Co. Restaurant Group
owners Justin Weathers and Joseph Monnich
7E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
https://www.thebercy.com/
(610) 589-0500
All cocktails are $30. Old fashioneds are 16oz everything else is 32oz.

The Bercy – housemade vanilla vodka, Chambord, pineapple juice
Dark & Fancy – Gosling’s dark rum, Canton ginger liqueur, lime juice
St. Germain Margarita – Tequila, St. Germain, house sour mix
Montreal Old Fashioned Kits – bourbon, house maple simple, luxardo cherries & orange twist
Ardmore Fish House Punch – cognac, spiced rum, spices, lemon
Mai Tai – light & dark rum, orgeat, lime juice

9) STOVE AND TAP LANSDALE
by Stove and Co. Restaurant Group
owners Justin Weathers and Joseph Monnich
329 W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446
http://www.stoveandtap.com/
(215) 393-8277

All cocktails are $30. Old fashioneds are 16oz everything else is 32oz.

Tradition Margarita – tequila, triple sec, house sour mix
Mai Tai – light & dark rum, orgeat, lime juice
Maple Old Fashioned Kits –  bourbon, house maple simple, luxardo cherries & orange twist

10) AL PASTOR
by Stove and Co. Restaurant Group
owners Justin Weathers and Joseph Monnich
560 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341
https://www.eatalpastor.com/
(484) 341-8886

All cocktails are $30. Cocktails are 32oz.

Tradition Margarita – tequila, triple sec, house sour mix
Flavored Margarita Options – mango, pineapple, cucumber jalapeno
Mai Tai – light & dark rum, orgeat, lime juice

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