Thursday, July 31, 2014

This Drunk Bitch meets the Little Bitches at Doc Magrogan's

Last week, This Drunk Bitch was invited to check out Doc Magrogan's Oyster House in University City. Carlos, the manager, was incredibly gracious and made sure we got to take in the full experience, including allowing us to sample some of their delicious food and drinks.


We were introduced to Adam, a bartender who claimed to be a whiskey expert. So, naturally we had to test him by asking for two "surprise me" style whiskey cocktails. Side note: All of this dumb shit floating around the internet lately about how you should never ask your bartender to "surprise you" is fucking bullshit. A good bartender loves to show off his/her skills and will be happy to create something for you based on your tastes. But I digress. So anyway, Adam's cocktails were actually incredibly delicious. He really is a whiskey expert. Sue's drink was tart and very whiskey-forward, as she made it clear that she loves whiskey, and mine was much more demure with a hint of sweetness. Adam described it as a "gateway whiskey drink", and I think he's right. He also makes a mean Bloody Mary, complete with a shrimp garnish. Can all things be garnished with shrimp from now on?

The Happy Hour Menu includes a great assortment of appetizers for just $5, including the crab arancini which is just lovely.

We also were treated to a lovely Oyster selection. We both agreed that the Little Bitches seemed to be the most delicious. They were absolutely perfect, and not just because of their awesome name. And did you know the oyster menu changes every day? It's because they get fresh oysters every day. Every. Fucking. Day. They are also very generous with their buck-a-shuck specials, offering them on Mondays from 4-10pm, during happy hour every Monday-Friday from 5-7pm, and my absolute favorite- a late night buck-a-shuck special on Thursdays from 10pm-12am. That is seriously genius. I know what I want to do every Thursday night from now on.

Doc Magrogan's is also absolutely beautiful inside. First of all, it's SO MUCH BIGGER than it looks from the outside, with three floors of several dining rooms, each with their own unique vibe. There are also two private dining spaces on the third floor that can accommodate larger groups of people, and will soon be home to an oyster shucking class. Don't worry, bitches, we will make sure you are all the first to know when that comes up. Also, can we talk about how gorgeous the oyster shell chandeliers are for a second?
With all the oysters I plan on eating here, I'll be able to make one of these bad boys in no time!

I also hear they have a Lobster Festival coming up. Stay tuned for more info on that coming your way!

*Disclosure: our cocktails and light bites were compliments of Doc Magrogan's, but all of the opinions are ours and can't be bought!

Stay drunk, bitches!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Holy shit, whiskey is a lie!

That craft distilled Kentucky whiskey you're drinking right now could have come from a mass distillery in Indiana according to this article from the Daily Beast. MGP a factory whiskey distillery seems to have a pretty heavy corner on the market. While some brands take the factory created whiskey and add a bit of spin to it, most don't. They simply market it to us as something they gave life to and we suck it down like the lie that it is! DAMN IT! WHO CAN WE TRUST?!

If whiskey is a lie...I just...I quit? How can I trust anything ever again? Whiskey, my beautiful spirit, is a lie.

A pretty extensive list of companies using MGP for their craft distilled whiskey which the article points to is on Recent Eats
I get the whole micro brew, craft spirits craze, but really how shitty to misrepresent yourself. Ugh now I've even got to google whiskey before I order it. Damn you all! Can't a bitch just get whiskey drunk? No, because America. 

I also found myself getting a good laugh, because many of the whiskey brands mentioned in that article were present at the shit show that was Whiskey Rebellion, which I fucking hated, and still hate to remember.



Stay drunk, Bitches!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Danger ahead for our Pop up Beer Garden scene.



Independence Beer Garden Old CityPhoto Credit: @ilovephila
A recent article by The Daily News may have doomed our summer of beer gardens. After a post detailing the loopholes in the liquor laws that allows for these Philly beer gardens to pop up, some legislators have decided that it's time to take it away!
 Last year we had a few really wonderful beer gardens, and this summer there's been one popping up seemingly every week, it's been grand. Places like Fergie's and the American Sardine bar have joined the beer garden trend and really who's complaining about it? No one, well almost no one. John Taylor, Paul Costa, Cuck Mcllhinney and Jim Ferlo have signed a letter that wages war on the catering loophole. There's also mention of a Monday meeting with the LCB chairman, Joseph Brion.
Look, these pop up beer gardens have been great for the city! They do everything that businesses say they
Fergie's Beer Garden Photo credit: Eater
think restaurant week does, except they do it well. These pop ups draw people into the city, they celebrate otherwise wasted space, they add highlights to neighborhoods that are otherwise ignored and they give us more outside space to socialize! Plus the greenery is great for the environment and the BEES! THE BEES ARE IMPORTANT.

If you happen to be a constituent of one of these guys: John Taylor, Paul Costa, Cuck Mcllhinney and Jim Ferlo, please call them and tell them to eat many dicks. Then tell them to leave our beer gardens alone.


Thanks.



Stay drunk, Bitches.



Friday, July 18, 2014

Two bottomless hours of booze.

Bottomless immediatly reminds me of my hatred of pants, but I'm fairly certian you've got to have your bottom covered to enjoy the Bubbly Brunch at Pennsylvania 6. I noticed this beauty posted on facebook just a bit ago and figured I'd want to tell our bitches about it.

I love bottomless boozy brunches, and this one gives you an entree and 2 full on hours of boozing for only $29 EVERY Saturday and Sunday.

What are some of your favorite places for bottomless boozy brunches? SHARE YOUR SECRETS!

Stay drunk, Bitches!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Old City does whatever the fuck it wants.

Old City has all sorts of things going on  lately, I work there, Serrano has Ranch Road Taco Shop in the kitchen for a pop up this summer (5 till midnight Wednesday through Saturday) and now Old City is having a restaurant week of their very own, because fuck the other restaurant week.

 July 20th through the 27th enjoy reasonably priced eats at some of my Old City favorites, and while you're there spend the money you're saving on food by drinking your face off.

Sassafras and The Victoria Freehouse are in the $15 category with some fairly lovely menu options. Grab a Sagroni at Sassafras, and I'd suggest a bramble at The Victoria Freehouse.

In the $25 category hit up Panorama for delicious eats, and more wine than a person should consume in a lifetime. The options there on wine are mind boggling and you should drink until your teeth are stained with the blood of Christ.

In the $35 category, OH HEY BIG SPENDER, why not pack up your own booze and head to Wedge + Fig. A little known secret is their outdoor dining area which is so perfect I can't tell you how much perfection is there. Take a friend, and too many bottles of wine, add in a bubbly for dessert and you're all set.

While normally I stay far away from restaurant weeks, this one has my attention.


Stay drunk, bitches!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

An update from This Drink Bitch.

Hey everyone! We know it's been ages since we've posted. For that we apologize. It's simply that sometimes life gets in the way.

One Drunk Bitch - T. just bought a house and is moving. Be sure to pass congratulations her way. If you're wondering her house warming party is going to be full of drunk bitches and not open to the public. It's an exclusive venue, you're probably not invited.

The other Drunk Bitch - S. has a new job and is getting into the swing of working normal people hours again. After working from home for many years it's a tough transition and I have to work out a nice schedule so that I'm planning my time to write.

That all being said, we love you, bitches.


If you're looking for something to do on Thursday there's going to a screening under the stars over at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing and This Drunk Bitch has decided to make it a byob event. Make it discreet folks, there are still laws about booze in public, but since that event is open to the public we can't kick you out!


After the movie you should pop over to Spruce Street Harbor Park because that place is just BEAUTIFUL! We hit up the #WhyILovePhilly preview party there last week and were blown away. A post on that is coming your way soon. Probably this evening, because work has to happen first.

That's all for now bitches! Feel free to let us know about boozy events coming up. We're going to have some tickets to giveaway for an event that involves a mother fucking boat...so stay tuned for that also!

Stay drunk, Bitches!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Xfinity Live Summer Fest and exclusive $10 promo code!

As some of you may or may not know, Xfinity Live! Summerfest is this weekend. This is one of the better beer festivals in the area, and definitely the most kickass party at Xfinity Live! I was This Drunk Bitch at last year's event, and it looks like this year will be even better. There are estimating 140+ beers from 75+ breweries, with a focus on summer and early fall beers.



Xfinity Live! is also planning to have tons of live music, VIP lounges, plenty of food, lots of gluten free beer/cider selections, and more shit than I have room to write here. Then, you can stick around after the event for the "Kick the Keg" after party and enjoy $3 craft beers until they are gone! And, can you believe they're also letting everyone park for FREE? And if you don't drive, they are running a deal with Uber that will get you back to Center City practically for free. That's pretty bad ass. Check out the official site for all the details on breweries, activities, parking, rides, and pretty much everything else you can think of ever wanting to know about this awesome fucking event.

And as promised, you'll get $10 off your tickets with the exclusive promo code "DRUNKBITCH". Click here to get your tickets. If you're not doing anything on Saturday, or shit, even if you are, this is not an event to miss!

Stay drunk, bitches!