DininG ArounD TowN with Roundhouse Ron
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All I gotta say to my friends is “Paddy Whacks”, after a very positive joyful response, they always ask me which one my dude? On this God given day, I choose to do a foodie review on the Welsh Road location just off of the Roosevelt Boulevard in NE Philadelphia. There is currently 3 locations, with the other 2 being at “Paddy Whacks” Comly Road (also just off of Roosevelt Boulevard) & “Paddy Whacks” South Street (corner of 2nd Street).
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This really cool concept of bringing an Irish pub together with a casual sports bar, combining these ideas & opening them all in an awesome city like Philadelphia has to be the best idea since sliced bread. Since opening the 1st “Paddy Whacks” location at Welsh Road in May of 2004, all I have been hearing is spectacular & exciting comments. Owned by a few local hometown brothers, “Casey Jones”, “Mathew Jones” & “Donald Jones (DJ)“ have taken on the challenge & are making all 3 local locations very successful. To be perfectly honest, your boy “Roundhouse Ron” has been to all 3 “Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pubs” during this past year & it has always been a freakin maxed out blast.
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When entering “Paddy Whacks”, you can’t help but notice the sleek contemporary Irish pub feel with classily framed Notre Dame football memorabilia on the walls, to the modern high top tables & let’s not forget the numerous Irish beers on tap. Seating my foodie posse & I was this very attractive personable young lady who goes by the name of “Jenn”, and we soon found out she was also our server for this evening. As we all settled in, a round of beverages was in order, with mine being a Jack Daniels & Diet Coke. With the quickness, “Jill” & “Chris” (bartenders) jumped on our order, dazzled us with knowledge & treated me to a few sweet libations. I personally had to thank “Kevin” (bar manager), cause “Paddy Whacks” has a very professional bartending staff.
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Reviewing the exceptional dining menu choices, I noticed a very nice selection of appetizers, soups & salads to start me off with. If you like soup, you will simply love “Paddy Whacks” “Irish Potato Soup” which is a thick potato soup topped with bacon bites scallions & melted cheese. Another tantalizing soup selection is the “Maryland Crab Soup” made with their very own secret recipe that includes jumbo lump crabmeat. Things like these spectacular creamy creations carry a ton of flavor & really warms up my belly on a cold winter evening.
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If you happen to be a chili lover, the folks here at “Paddy Whacks” are taking over with a bombelicious taste of the old west. The “Paddy Chili” is a famous blend of spices, red beans, onions, peppers & ground beef topped with melted cheddar cheese & chopped scallions. If this doesn’t get your taste buds rocking like Elvis in Memphis, then I don’t know what will. BAM, POW, BOOM
Now, as we all move onto the tasty appetizer selections, a few things were a definitely must have, like the “Philly Cheesesteak Rolls” packed a powerful punch with mini cheese steak stuffed in a crispy shell. The “Loaded Paddy Chips” are freshly cut potatoes fried to perfection, piled high & smothered in “Paddy Whacks” medium spicy chili with melted cheese. And one of my favorites have to be their “Almost Famous Wings” served in either a mild, medium, hot or spicy garlic seasoning. These wings are off da focking charts good and I will be placing them on my “Roundhouse Ron’s Top 10 Of Philadelphia’s Best Hot Wingz List”.
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Just to give my brain a little break from all these “Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub” starters, before I move onto the main dishes, I decide to walk around & introduce myself to this kitchen staff of funky flavor town. “Chef Chris” (kitchen manager) along with “Chef Mark” (head chef) have this operating room on lock down with surgical precession as they are creating sum crazy creations.
The salads are all super stunning & outstanding, such as the “Paddywhack Salad” sliced chicken strips served over a blend of romaine & iceberg lettuce with cucumbers, tomatoes & onions, topped with bacon bites, Monterey Jack cheddar cheese with your choice of dressing. How can you freakin go wrong with these lettuce masterpieces like the “Cajun Chicken Salad” blackened Cajun chicken breast sliced over their pub salad with Monterey Jack & cheddar cheese with croutons, served with honey mustard dressing.
A few of my friendz rocked out the sandwich options, while I just moved right into the pub favorites. But, I did sample sum bites & must refer you to the “The Paddy Melt” with select chicken tenders, bacon & American cheese on grilled sourdough bread. Let’s not forget the “Yik-Yak Burger” a half-pound sirloin burger smothered in hot sauce with bleu cheese & lettuce on toasted rye. All of the sexy sandwiches & wonderful wraps are served with fresh-cut “Paddy Chips”.
The room light up with smells of aroma ecstasy as my pub favorite entrée was being severed. My “Chicken Parmesan” consist of freshly breaded chicken breast lightly fried, topped with marinara sauce & provolone cheese, served with a bed of linguini. This work of art tasted even better then it freakin smelled. When you go to “Paddy Whacks”, you must also try the “The Open Face Roasted Turkey” with oven roasted turkey served over toasted sourdough bread with their country mashed potatoes & topped with house made gravy. Or, an Irish specialty, the “Shepherd’s Pie” with lean ground beef sautéed with carrots, peas, onions & piped country mashed potatoes topped with their house made gravy. Believe me party people, you will not be disappointed in these dynamic tasteful culinary dishes.
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“Paddy Whacks” also has a very sinful selection of desserts, as they are all designed to impress your sweet taste buds. Just think about, “Homemade Spice Cake” topped with peppermint whipped cream, candied walnuts & fresh berries, how about the “Kilkenny Chocolate Cake” a volcanic eruption of chocolate goodness served with creamy vanilla ice cream or the “Funnel Cake Fries” sweet & delicious, made to order & topped with fluffy confectioner’s sugar. Your killin me smallz, cause these are all so damn scrumptious.
At all 3 “Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub” locations, they have catering & banquet packages available that will be tailored maid to all your needs. Plenty of room for any party, celebration, receptions or gathering that you are hosting. To reserve this spacious area & inquire about the fantastic catering menu specials, please visit any location or call 215.464.7544.
I have done my research on this spectacular dining & drinking establishment named “Paddy Whacks”, found numerous outstanding weekly food & drink specials to pass on, but I seriously want you to hit up their website at www.PaddyWhacksPub.com for all these wild daily deals. This is a very special place with sum very unique Irish & American dishes that will definitely get your attention & satisfy your culinary appetite. “Paddy Whacks” has a great selection of Irish beers, holiday flavors & craft brews on tap as well as a warehouse packed of bottles to quench any thirsty land lover’s personality.
You must include this amazing contemporary Irish tavern on your Christmas wish list & I promise you will totally enjoy your dining experience. Do me a favor & don’t take my advice, go visit & experience “Paddy Whacks” for yourself, then you be the judge & write to me. But, when you go, make sure you tell them your boy “Roundhouse Ron” sent you ;-}
Please stop by “Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub”, 9241-43 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19114, 215.464.7544, www.PaddyWhacksPub.com, they can also be found on social media @ twitter, facebook & myspace, just go to: “Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub”. If you have a smart phone, download the “Paddy Whacks” app & receive a 10% off coupon. “The Coolest Irish Sports Bar In da Philadelphia Area”

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OCTANE_GROUPWHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEARS EVE?? 93.3 WMMR’s Artist of the Month, OCTANE, will be playing the PARTY OF THE YEAR at the ELECTRIC FACTORY with SPECIAL GUESTS Kid Felix, BHFJ, and The Endless March. The first 500 tickets are only $10 and nowhere else will you find such a spectacular deal to ROCK in the New Year 2013! Be prepared to hear BRAND NEW TUNES mixed with your old OCTANE favorites in an EPIC fashion. DON’T MISS OUT ON PHILLY’S BIGGEST ROCK PARTY OF THE YEAR.

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Hurricane Jacks
Levittown Pa
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DSC01636Our Bartender of the month comes to us from Hurricane Jacks in Levittown. Meet Kelly English…she’s been a bartender   for over 10 years. Kelly is a resident from Croydon Pa…and knows so many cool people in this business and everyone loves Kelly.
ON BARTENDING:
She’s really  likes her job and she stands in at  5′ 4” and has green eyes and brown hair. Kelly loves the social interaction by being behind the bar and meeting new people each week. She likes making her customers feel welcome and comfortable and lights up the bar when she is doing her shifts. Seeing her friends come out and hang on the weekends with her really makes her job even more fun. “I like the fast pace of the weekends because so many of my friends come over to Hurricane Jacks to hang out with me…it really make this job so cool” she says..
HOBBIES :  Dancing, cooking, hanging out with friends…She also is the mother of 2 wonderful childern and finds the time to go up to the mountains and likes to go fishing, shooting, hiking and quading.
ON SPORTS:  Loves the Phillies
ON RADIO: Her Favorite station is  Q 102 FM
FAVORITE DRINKS to MAKE:   Punch in the Face and Trashcans / she also likes to make Martini’s…her Favorite one is a Chocolate Martini
FAVORITE DRINK :  Capt’ & Coke
Kelly is such a great gal and it shows when she does her weekly shifts. She has so many loyal fans that come out and hang with her each week over at Hurricane Jacks…once you meet her you will see why she really shines behind the bar and she will make you want to come back and just be a part of the party – and she helps make it like that each week. ( See more photos of Kelly  online at:   www.ootonline.com)

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Please enjoy our new Christmas and New Year’s Eve Party Guide  – you will find new places for your Holiday Fun From Oaks Pa in Montgomery County to Northeast Phila, to Port Richmond to Croydon Pa to Mt Laurel NJ….* These are new area*OOT HOT SPOTS!

We Welcome:  The Water Tower in Oaks Pa  JJ’s Irish Pub in NE Phila, The Penthouse Gentlemens’ Club in Port Richmond, The Dog & Bull in Croydon , The Aloft in Mt Laurel NJ.,  we also welcome the acts: Local acts like:  OCTANE at the EFC for NYE, and Nickie Sabaffoni ,& Stage 3< >see their advertisements in the latest  OOT GUIDE and  on the Online digital Guide…and look for weekly blogs on all of our social media networks on all of our area Hot Spots….  Like us and enjoy our OOT FAN PAGE on FACEBOOK!

In recent weeks: New places have join us here at the OOT Network. Places like:  Frankie & Johnny’s in Warrington, The Churchville Inn, Lazy Joes Saloon, The Holiday Inn on Packer Ave *The Stadium Sportsbar and Restaurant in South Phila….Kellen’s Station House in Langhorne.

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….ad placement in the OOT works for you each day and each night…around the clock online and we also reach out to bar regulars in selective area locations..all over the Greater Delaware Valley area… We target Bar Regulars!

We target those that might like to go out …those looking to do things seek out the OOT GUIDE! They find us online and or get out to area locations and pick up our Hard Copy version…* this is made for our Bar Regulars out there…the fans of the OOT.

Please take the time to get out to these area locations….over the holidays…and remember this fact …the OOT GUIDE is working in selective area locations and also online all the time to show you the  THE People, Places and Things that make our area the Hottest Place to be on the East Coast…  When you see area bars and clubs listed in the OOT …you can be sure of this fact…- Ya’ know it’s Gotta’ Be Good!

The *OOT Hots spots offer you the best deals when going out on:

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You will see the:

Best Bars, like many Irish pubs and bars,

Best Clubs, ( Dance Clubs)

Best Gentlemen’s Clubs.

Best Sports Bars,

Best Restaurants,

Best Casinos,

Best local Area Entertainment  ( Bands and local DJ’s)

THE OOT  is a real Local Entertainment ” Industry Leader ” and is dedicated to local Entertainment Scene/ We do all that we can to promote area locations …Where TO Go and What To Do…is what OOT is all about …and  we are made by people who do work in this Industry  – You get first hand information with each Out On The Town!

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For the special Holiday Issue of the Out On The Tow Entertainment Guide-we welcome into our every growing network of the hottest area locations (*The OOT HOT SPOTS) as we call em’, the following places. Show them the support and make it a point to visit these area places now and over the Holidays….please tell them you did see them listed in our OOT Network…

See these locations in our OOT Guide  and also on our Online Digital Guide @ www.ootonline.com

The new Water Tower in Oaks Pa.,

The new Bogside Irish Bar ( opening up soon!) NE Phila

The upscale Aloft Hotel in Mt Laurel NJ/ With a Big New Years Eve Bash…

The Dog N’ Bull in Croydon Pa.( the new Carft Beer lovers place!)

The Penthouse Club of Philadelphia / Upscale Gentlemen’s Club

In the last couple of weeks we have had the pleasure of letting you all know about these other new places listed below and want you to show them the support over the holidays  Get out and enjoy the many offerings at
places like:

Frankie & Johnny’s in Warrington, Lazy Joes Saloon in NE Phila, The Churchville Inn, Southampton Pa,Rio in Levittown Pa,  Nicks Roast Beef in NE Phila, The Sheffield Tavern in NE  Phila, Smoke Eaters in NE Phila, The Holiday Inn ./ South Philly the Stadiums Sportsbar and Restaurant… Georgine’s Restaurant in Bristol Pa… Georgines JR, and their Market Place Brick Oven Pizza Shop also Kellen’s Station House in Langhorne Pa in the last 12 weeks …

Remember this …

“When you see it  listed in the

Out On The Town Entertainment Guide-Network –

Ya know it’s Gotta Be Good”

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