Savor these last sips and bites of Philly summer while you still can

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The summer may be winding down in Philadelphia, but before it does, here are some ways to sip and bite on everything the sunny season has to offer. 

Labor Day Brunch at Red Owl Tavern

It’s the last day of the summer (unofficially), so why not spend it the best way you know how—with brunch? Red Owl Tavern is planning to throw a Labor Day brunch on Monday, Sept. 4, and while there, Philadelphians can indulge in a tropical chia power bowl, Wagyu brisket tacos, a chocolate cannoli croissant, a breakfast tostada and more. 

Philadelphians can also check out the venue’s bar selection or opt for the mimosa brunch (for $22 with the purchase of an entrée.)

 433 Chestnut St.,

Gaul & Co. Malt House 

If you love seafood just as much as you love summer, then you’re in luck with Gaul & Co. Malt House with the all-you-can-eat-specials being offered at the Port Richmond and Rockledge locations on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 9 p.m. until the end of the summer. The latter location also currently has a residency by Philadelphia-based Chef John Hunt — which includes a wide variety of options to try. 

Both locations also offer a regular Happy Hour, available Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring a few different food and drink items with highlights including $5 craft drafts, and $6 select appetizers. The newly added all-you-can-eat specials however will be at both locations in two hour windows and will feature unlimited snow crab for $34.99, unlimited mussels for $19.99, unlimited fries for $4.99 and a combo of all three for $49.99. 

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Gaul & Co. Malt HouseMax Mester

Poi Dog Huli Huli Sauce Collaboration Dinners 

Chef Kiki Aranita spent her summer traveling around the city with her Huli Huli sauce in tow for different pop-ups and activations. Now, Philadelphians can purchase tickets for two collaboration dinners happening later this fall, which will benefit those gravely impacted by the devastation of the Maui fires, especially local restaurant and hospitality workers. 

The first will be on Sept. 22 at the artisanal tablescape, flatware, and event curation company, Citrine (the address will be provided for those who purchase tickets) directed by Alex Cahanap. With this event, $50 from each ticket sold will directly benefit Chef Hui, an O’ahu-based nonprofit that connects chefs, food industry workers, and farmers with resources needed to fuel Hawaii’s agricultural and culinary scene, the release states.

Admission to The Maui Dinner is $150/person and there will be two seatings with a capacity of 20 people each, held at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.; with the five courses highlighting some of Aranita’s “most beloved dishes inspired by her childhood and adolescence spent in Hawaii”, as well as a signature welcome cocktail, and live music. Tickets and an RSVP link are available at

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Poi Dog will be popping up with its Huli Huli sauce with a few different local brands this weekend.Tami Seymour

Añejo Philly’s Love of Agave Party

When we think of summer, some may think of tequila, and to make the summer last just a little bit longer (till the 11th of September that is,) Anejo Philly is planning to throw their Love of Agave Party. 

According to a release, one ticket to the event ($65) includes 80+ complimentary samplings, reduced price new signature cocktails, complimentary guac, salsa and taco stations, time with brand experts and more from over 30 producers. Additionally, there will be special cocktails for the night offered at only $6 each, including a Paloma (Libelula Tequila, fresh lime, grapefruit soda) and Blanco Margarita (El Jimador Blanco Tequila, agave, fresh lime), with others TBD. Beers, sodas and topo chico sparkling water will also be available to purchase.

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