Monday, November 30, 2015

Lolita Beer Dinner

Tiki drink for the holiday season

The planter's punch at Bud & Marilyn's. JESSICA GRIFFIN / Staff Photographer

Planter's punch, $10, 
1234 Locust St., 215-546-2220  
      Nothing says retro Americana quite like the parasol-topped scowling-face mug of a good tiki drink. The Yachtsman in Fishtown has been at it for a year. And now Bud & Marilyn's is dabbling in island kitsch with a pop-up holiday tiki bar for the hidden courtyard it shares with sibling Little Nonna's. This planter's punch, inspired by the 19th-century classic, is already among the best of the throwback drinks on B&M's regular cocktail list, so it's a natural to star at the holiday event. This brew of Myer's dark rum (Myer's invented the drink) is blended with citrus juices and Peychaud's bitters over ice, and is so balanced and smooth, you need to willfully sip it slowly. A fresh dusting of fragrant grated nutmeg on top, though, just keeps luring you back for sips until it's gone. From Dec. 9 to 23, that punch will be joined out back (with heaters) by mai tais, daiquiries, and hot drinks to wash down the tiki bite menu of pork buns, chicken satay, and sweet and sour meatballs. The holiday spirit goes Polynesian. 

 - , Inquirer Restaurant Critic

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bud & Marilyns

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We are now open for Dinner service everyday at 5pm
(lunch & brunch coming soon)

Happy Hour |  Monday - Friday  5pm-7pm

night owls specials after 10pm nightly

1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

Chef Marcie Blaine Turney grew up in Ripon, Wisconsin.  Her grandparents Blaine (better know as "Bud") and Marilyn owned a restaurant in her hometown called The Spot.  Bud & Marilyn's is an homage to the restaurant she grew up in.  After more than 20 years in the business (yes, Marcie also owns a few other restaurants - Lolita, Barbuzzo, Little Nonna's and Jamonera) she wanted to open a restaurant with a simple focus -  good, old American cooking and hospitality - good food, good drinks and a good time. 
Co-owner Valerie Safran also grew up in the Midwest and runs the front of house/financial operations for all of the pairs restaurants as well as the 3 boutiques (Open House, Verde and Grocery).  Chef Turney and Safran have been working since 2002 to help reinvent 13th Street.  The pioneering duo's eight restaurants and boutiques between Chestnut and Locust Streets have helped transform the once-desolate neighborhood into trendy Midtown Village.  

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