Want a little comfort in this rough year? Our gift-wrapped and ready-to-please Pimento cheese OR Crawfish Potpie (heat and serve) from Rex 1516 are the answer! Add a to-go cocktail to feed *your* soul, too.
Dr. Jill’s (soon-to-be) World Famous Inauguration Wine Pack
Well, our Dr. Jill created this pack as a biographical homage to our incoming President and Vice President, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! It comes with a “Bad Things Happen In Philadelphia” ornament, and information on just why these wines were selected!
We have plenty of additional wine gift packs waiting just for you! And you may as well throw in some cheese.
Whether you want to start off your day or night, it is always right with some fresh juice-mixers from Cafe Ynez! Order our Mango Mint, Blood Orange, or Blackberry Thyme and open a bottle of your favorite spirit! May we recommend tequila? Oh, starting the day? A little sparkling wine never hurts…
Join us for Vegan Restaurant Week at ALL of our restaurants!
Philly’s first-ever Vegan Restaurant Week is happening September 16th-22nd, and we are happy to participate with an individual, vegan dish at Cafe Ynez, Rex 1516, and Jet Wine Bar. Proceeds benefit the Peace Advocacy Network.
So, what will you find?
Vegan Burrito: sauteed shallots, corn, whole black beans, baby spinach, pico de gallo, avocado, & quinoa in a wheat flour tortilla w/side ensalada verde $9
Our Vegan Burrito is available everyday, but during VRW, $1.50 from each burrito will go to Peace Advocacy Network.
Vegan Mediterranean Dip Trio: muhammara & two types of hummus, toasted pita, fresh veggies, & olives $15
This is a special take on this tasty trio. We’ll give $3 from each Trio sold to the Peace Advocacy Network.
Red Beans and Rice: Carolina Gold rice, tomato-braised Sea Island red peas, and scallions $10
Chef Swain knows Rice & Beans, and during VRW we’ll donate $2 from each dish sold of this special recipe to the Peace Advocacy Network.
We are very pleased to announce that, with the help of our customers at Jet Wine Bar, Rex 1516, and Cafe Ynez, and the support of Bluebird Distilling, we have been able to donate $1000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts of these three recipients:
The Houston area received a wallop from Hurricane Harvey (pic: AP Photo/LM Otero). The damage caused by the stunningly-high amounts of rainfall will not be fully understood until the waters recede and an accounting of people, pets, and property can be done. Sureley it is more than the citizens of the metropolitan area can handle on their own – even with emergency, government dollars. Chef Eli Culp and restaurateur Ellen Yin started the ball rolling among Philadelphia-area restaurants to help in hurricane relief, and many other restaurants have joined- or made similar- efforts to aid in relief. This is one bandwagon onto which we are happy to jump!
We love doing “good”, and also love letting the customer do some good while enjoying a meal out. It isn’t always easy to donate money to a cause – no matter how worthy – and if we can make it easier by allowing people to donate while enjoying an evening out, then we will have been successful.
Each of our restaurants has selected one item from which proceeds will be donated to a Hurricane-relief fund.
From Wednesday (30th) through Sunday (3rd), 50% of sales of Pato con Mole – Duck with mole sauce – will be donated to The Pediatric Advanced Care Team at Texas Children’s Hospital to help the families of children currently undergoing palliative care.
Mole is a regional specialty of Mexico’s Pueblo state, from where our Chef Piña’s family hails; this is his family’s secret Mole recipe!
Rex 1516 is a Southern restaurant, and sells many Hurricane cocktails. We are putting those to good use by donating 100% of the sales from every Hurricane sold this weekend. Proceeds will go to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy for long-term aid toward recovery from Hurricane Harvey. In other words, donate $10 to hurricane relief and we’ll give you a Hurricane.
Our friends at Bluebird Distilling are generously helping these efforts by contributing their Sugarcane and Dark Rums!
Jet Wine Bar
We thought that a fitting way to help the hurricane-relief efforts would be with a cocktail made from Texas’ own, Tito’s Vodka. So enjoy Miss Amanda’s Tito’s Gimlet, made with Tito’s, earl grey- and mint- infused simple syrup, and lime. $5 from each drink will be donated to Houston Pets Alive.
Rex 1516 is celebrating their birthday with a week of southern-inspired activities leading up to their Annual Crawfish Boil!
They will be kicking off their birthday celebrations with Mardi Gras Monday featuring $6 hurricanes from 5-7 pm.
They will be featuring a special anniversary Citywide burger on Tuesday 5/2 and Wednesday 5/3. As always, this will come with a burger, Newbold IPA & shot of Jim Beam’s Devil’s Cut for $17.
From Thursday 5/4 -Saturday 5/6 they will be hosting their Annual Crawfish Boil! They will have Narragansett buckets and their delicious crawfish boil available for you to enjoy. In addition to their specials, Adrian Hutson, jazz musician, will be coordinating live tunes between the hours of 6:00-9:00 p.m.
As an added anniversary bonus this year, they will be showing the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6th and serving mint juleps!