It’s hard to deny that Morgan’s Pier has been a great addition to Philadelphia’s summertime repertoire.
Consider everything it’s bringing to the table: 1) an awesome waterfront location boasting cool breezes and great view of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge (to say nothing of the fireworks on Friday nights coming this July and August); 2) a great selection of craft beer, leaning heavily towards local breweries; 3) a menu of tasty, shareable summertime fare — fried Jersey tomatoes, crab fritters, fried chicken tacos, snack bacon… come on(!) — all priced under $10; and 4) a steady stream of DJs and special guest DJs for entertainment later in the evenings, the likes of which have already included Diplo and one James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem fame).
So yea, Morgan’s Pier. We like it there.
But now that they’re a few months along into their inaugural season, the crew at Morgan’s Pier is ready to add one more element to their offerings — their Guest Chef Happy Hour Series.
David Katz, the executive chef and owner of Meme and the genius behind the menu at Morgan’s Pier (see previously mentioned ’snack bacon’), has invited a handful of local Philly chefs to join him at Morgan’s Pier for a series of happy hour events, in which the chefs will team up out on the open deck to create a specialty summer barbecue dish for guests to enjoy.
First up is Chef Terence Feury, (who sadly will be departing Fork at the end of the month). Feury will guest chef today, Tuesday, July 24, creating a mixed shellfish grill consisting of a barbecued oyster, clam and shrimp. It’ll run $7 during happy hour, 5-7 p.m.
Next up in the series will be Kevin Sbraga on August 21 and Michael Solomonov on September 10.
We’re imagining that both of their guest dishes will be summer barbecue home runs as well.
Morgan’s Pier Guest Chef Happy Hour Series
Where: Morgan’s Pier
When: July 24, August 21, & September 10; 5-7 p.m.
More info: www.morganspier.com