Monday, July 6, 2015

Get ready for Howl at the Moon

Philly's dueling-piano scene will get a major player with the opening of the high-energy national chain Howl at the Moon, which is taking over a former Buca di Beppo at 258 S. 15th St. in Center City, next to Fox & Hound. (It's also around the corner from Duel in the Academy House.)

Get ready for Howl at the Moon

0 comments
A performer at a Howl in the Moon somewhere.
A performer at a Howl in the Moon somewhere.
Travel Deals

Philly's dueling-piano scene will get a major player on Sept. 19  Oct. 3 with the opening of the high-energy national chain Howl at the Moon, which is taking over a former Buca di Beppo at 258 S. 15th St. in Center City, next to Fox & Hound. (It's also around the corner from Duel in the Academy House.)

Howl may specialize in dueling pianos, but the house musicians jam on other instruments. This location (one of 14) will be comparable in size to the Boston location, a company rep told me; there will be seating for 125 and capacity is 350.

Owners promise 86-ounce buckets of booze (top sellers are Sex on the Moon and The Jumbo Hurricane) and oversize Jell-O injectors distributed by party hosts dressed as cheerleaders and cowboys.

Beer list is stocked with many locals (from Yards, Troegs, Victory). Chef Steve Regosch's resume includes Mission Grill, Public House and most recently, Urban Saloon.

More coverage
 
How clean is your favorite restaurant? Inspection reports
 
Philadelphia Distilling moving next to Fillmore to Fishtown
 
What's new in restaurants this summer
 
Philly restaurant's $150 meal, by the numbers

Among dishes: warm chorizo and queso dip served with hand cut tortilla chip; kung pao calamari; Memphis BBQ pork quesadilla; pizzas (such as carbonara, provolone broccoli rabe and sausage, and caramelized onion chorizo pizza; plus such sandwiches as stuffed pork belly, Korean BBQ short rib tacos, a build-your-own burger; crab cake sandwich; and various salads.

Philly.com
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Michael Klein, the editor/producer of philly.com/Food, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

Michael Klein Philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter