Brooklyn Brewery at Lemon Hill
Monday, 5-8:30 p.m.
747 N. 25th St.
Stop dreading Monday: Fairmount newcomer Lemon Hill is handing over its taps to Brooklyn Brewery for the evening. Stop by happy hour (5-7 p.m.) for $5 draughts including seasonal brews and the one-time-only Mary's Maple Porter. Or, make a night of it with a special four-course pairing dinner ($60; seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.) that ends with a match made in hoppy heaven: Black OPS stout and cheesecake with stout-poached grapes.
Sbraga spring preview tastings
440 S. Broad St.
Before he rolls out his new spring menu, "Top Chef" winner Kevin Sbraga is inviting guests for a front-seat preview. From April 23-26, he'll serve five-course tastings ($55) at the restaurant's "chef counter." He's looking for a little feedback, you're looking for a lot of parsley risotto -- get involved.
Soft-shell crabs at Fish
1234 Locust St.
Spring has officially arrived at Center City's Fish, where soft shells are being served up alongside those other April darlings, ramps, on nightly specials. As for the drinks, there are two happy hours to choose from: Monday through Friday's traditional 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and a weekend 11 p.m. to midnight nightcap.
New menu at Percy Street Barbecue
The Comcast Center,
17th St. and JFK Blvd.
Today in sandwich lust, we present pulled pork with collard greens and provolone (see right). It's just one of the offerings on the revamped spring menu at Percy Street Barbecue's Center City outpost, where in addition to sandwiches you can now order platters that heap on the cornbread and greens.