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Art in the Age, the award-winning bar, bottle shop, and bar supply shop located in Old City, will be welcoming the warmer weather with a brand-new charitable summer-long series titled Dog Days of Summer! During each weekend-long celebration, imbibers who order this season’s specialty cocktail, dubbed the Weenie Martini ($17), will be supporting Morris Animal Refuge, with $5 from every Weenie Martini donated directly to the local organization that supports animals in need. While enjoying hotdog-inspired martinis, guests can also expect rotating pup-related pop-ups, including visits from local businesses, representatives from nearby animal rescues with adoptable critters on-site, and of course, a summertime favorite: hot dogs! Dog-lovers (and pups, who are welcome, too!) can stop by Art in the Age for these special events the weekends of:
May 26 – May 28
June 30 – July 2
July 28 – July 30
August 25 – August 27
September 22 – September 24
While “wacky” martinis may be trending in the City of Brotherly Love (and nationwide), Art in the Age is no stranger to creating complex and often savory riffs on classic cocktails. The Old City tasting room and industry leader has been serving innovative cocktails for years (think: the Vespa, a gin martini that uses limoncello and olive oil, garnished yellow tomatoes and flaky sea salt, or the Martini Spritz, made with vodka, dry vermouth, lemon, olive brine, sea salt, tonic, Artemisia and black lemon bitters). This summer, experts at Art in the Age are serving up a wag-worthy rendition of a savory martini: the hotdog-inspired Weenie Martini ($17). Crafted with ingredients that, frankly, belong on a hotdog, the unique libation is made with potato vodka (re: potato bun), tomato-infused dry vermouth, pickle brine, celery bitters, sesame oil, and topped with a skewered sliced tomato, cornichon, and a hot dog wheel.
“We’re already prepared for the Dog Days of Summer, and what better way to celebrate than with a Weenie Martini in hand? It’s delicious, I swear!” commented Craig Richie, General Manager at Art in the Age. “At the core of our series will be our charitable alignment with Morris Animal Refuge, but we’ll also feature a variety of pup-related pop-ups, including hot dogs made with Poi Dog’s new Huli Huli sauce, with our friend, Chef Kiki Aranita!”
$5 from each Weenie Martini will be donated to Morris Animal Refuge, the open admission, lifesaving organization offering innovative and high-quality care for cats, dogs, and other small animals, plus, representatives from Morris Animal Refuge will be on-site at Art in the Age with adoptable dogs in tow on May 26, July 28, and September 22 from 4 – 6pm! Morris Animal Refuge is known for providing a full range of preventative, protective, and adoption services for abused, neglected, and abandoned animals in the Philadelphia region.
All summer long, Art in the Age will be partnering with a variety of local businesses and pop-up partners, including Poi Dog sauces, purveyors of Hawai’i at home condiments led by founder and acclaimed Chef Kiki Aranita. On Saturday, June 17, guests can snack on Poi Dog Huli Huli Hot Dogs – hot dogs topped with Huli Huli sauce! Huli Huli is a versatile pineapple-based marinade and dipping sauce packed deeply savory miso and fragrant Chinese five-spice. Plus, gourmet hot dogs will be available for purchase on-site during Dog Days weekends, from the end of July through August.
Art in the Age wares can be shopped 24/7 online at www.artintheage.com.
The Morris Animal Refuge main office and adoption center is located at 1242 Lombard Street. For more information, please call (215) 735-9570 or visit www.morrisanimalrefuge.org.