Looking for some fun, unique and safe ways to spend your weekend? In the age of social distancing, Metro has you covered. A few Philly establishments have come up with inventive ways to still have fun this weekend while staying healthy.
7 Course Picnic Table Dinner at Musi BYOB
Musi BYOB in Pennsport is offering their own spin of a picnic dinner, and it involves seven courses. The restaurant is taking reservations for 4-6 people priced at $100 per person plus tax and gratuity for a meal from Best of Philly-winning Chef Ari Miller. Miller will be using seasonal and local ingredients for the changeable menu and each meal will feature a different experience. At this time, the picnic table is available for reservations for 6:30 to 9 p.m. with seatings every weekend Friday through Sunday. On top of the seven-course feast, Musi is also offering its Frizwit, Mushroomwit and Pork and Greens sandwiches, on top of the newly added BLT (which features Mangalitsa pork bacon from Elizabeth Farms tucked in a bed of purslane and tomato) during new hours for take-out and delivery on those same days from noon to 6 p.m.
Make Your Own Sushi Hand Rolls with Zama
If you’re in the mood to break out your sushi rolling skills, Center City hotspot Zama is here. Philadelphians can now order their own Make Your Sushi Kit for pick-up or delivery from the hotspot, with gluten-free, non-shellfish and vegetarian options available as well. The kit ($39) comes with 2 pairs of sushi gloves, one bowl of sushi rice, 12 sheets of premium seaweed (Kushu Miyabi Tokusen) 6 condiments (sesame seeds, crunchy crumb, spicy sauce, eel sauce, wasabi mayo and frying fish roe), ginger, wasabi, soy sauce, a chef’s selections of 6 assorted vegetables (chosen from cucumber, avocado, carrot, asparagus, cream cheese, jalapeno, mango and radish sprout) and sashimi grade fish (tuna, yellowtail, salmon, negitoro-scallion, shrimp tempura, BBQ eel, crab-stick and shrimp). Philadelphians can also upgrade to a ‘Black Belt’ option ($59), which also includes toro, king yellowtail and salmon toro. Sets must be ordered 2-hours in advance during dinner hours (5-8 p.m.) or the day before for a lunchtime pick-up or delivery (between 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.). Delivery will also be available through Caviar.
Thirsty Dice’s Ice Cream Scoop Shop
Philly’s own game board cafe has recently decided to fully embrace the summer season and open its very own Scoop Shop. According to the release, located inside the recently renovated café, Thirsty Dice Scoop Shop features a dozen flavors of Bassets ice cream, toppings, milkshakes, and coffee roasted by Herman’s in South Philadelphia. Ice cream flavors range from French Vanilla and Cookies & Cream to a bit more unique offerings including the Guatemalan Ripple flavor made with Guatemalan-sourced coffee, mocha fudge ripple and mini coffee-filled chocolates. Scoops are available for all in a cup, sugar cone or waffle cone starting at $4.50, whereas pints run for $7.75 and quarts at $12. Specialty shake-wise, Philadelphians can pick up the PB Lover’s (made with peanut butter ice cream, butterscotch and peanut butter cup pieces) or the Baker Shake (made with cookie dough ice cream, brownie pieces and hot fudge). There will also be boozy shakes available for any adult that wants a bit more of a spirited dessert option (think Bananas Foster and Cherry Pie as flavors). Thirsty Dice’s Scoop Shop is located at 1642 Fairmount Ave. and will be open Tuesday- Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m., Friday- Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.
Whiskey Garden at The Butcher Bar
Center City hotspot The Butcher Bar has decided to utilize their patio space to create their own Whiskey Garden. The space will feature a variety of seasonal cocktails including the ‘Mr. Tea’ made with bourbon, lemon, black tea and mint and the ‘Don’t Call it a Comeback’ made with rye, blueberry, lime, orange liqueur and sage. Butcher Bar is also offering buckets of beer with a selection of six domestic and craft cans starting at $20 and a new seafood trough featuring lobster tails, skirt steak, Alaskan king crab legs, grilled corn on the cob, house-made old bay potato chips and more. The trough feeds 2 to 4 guests, comes out to be $150 and must be ordered 24 hours in advance. The Whiskey Garden is meant to highlight Butcher Bar’s extensive whiskey and beer offerings and also serves the hotspot’s happy hour and regular menu.