By TARA NURIN • For the Courier-Post • August
Yo. How many of you went to Buffett? I was there
with about 20 friends celebrating my birthday in a
kiddie pool under some tents with buckets of
margaritas, coolers full of craft beer and my friends
playing ska on guitar, freestyling and dancing to
OAR and for some reason, country music.
There’s a fun new walking tour of Philly that
involves my favorite subject — beer. If you haven’t
checked out a walking tour of Philly, you should, as
there are many great ones. This one is called “Philly
on Tap” and is run by Awfully Nice Tours and
Philadelphia Urban Adventures. It starts at City Hall
and stops at three bars for sampling of local brews
and a wee bit of history. It’s a little like the Mural
Arts Program beer tour. 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays
through Saturdays. $30. City Hall, Broad and Market
streets, Philadelphia. (215) 280-3746. www.
Grey Lodge Pub: For all of the kooky events owner
Scoats dreams up for his bar, Friday the Firkinteenth
is the most cherished. This Friday the 13th is the
only one of the year so Scoats is going all out with
30 (30!!!!) firkins and a special menu beginning at 9
a.m. P.S. A firkin is a 72-pint container of cask-
conditioned ale. Cask conditioned ale, or real ale, is
unpasteurized and unfiltered beer often served at
cellar temperatures and poured using a hand pump,
which minimizes the amount of carbonation that
must be added to a beer recipe. 9 a.m. today. 6235
Frankford Ave., Philadelphia. (215) 825-5357. www.
The Trocadero: Public Enemy is touring in support
of the 20th anniversary of their “Fear of a Black
Planet” album. 9 tonight. $25-$27. 1003 Arch St.,
Philadelphia. (215) 922-6888. http://www.thetroc.com
Voyeur: Stuff your Speedo for the Boys of Summer
Swimsuit Party. It’s the seventh annual event. Today.
9 p.m. 1221 St. James St., Philadelphia. (215) 735-
Cavanaugh’s River Deck: There’s no party like a
Philly2Night party because a Philly2Night party
Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia. (215) 629-7400.
Heritage Winery & Vineyards: The Jersey Fresh Wine
& Food Festival is a state-wide wine fest that’s
gracing our neck of the vineyard this year. More
than two dozen wineries will pour hundreds of
wines to an expected crowd of 5,000, who can also
enjoy locally grown food, regional bands and
handmade crafts. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. $18-$20. 480 Mullica Hill Road, Mullica
Hill, (856) 589-4474. http://www.heritagewineNJ.com
45th Street Pub: Coronas will be flowing on the
patio. Corona buckets and margaritas are priced at a
discount. Prizes will be given out. 8 p.m. Saturday.
2545 45th St., Pennsauken. (856) 488-4578. www.
Devon Seafood Grill: Be part of history as
participants in the Great Pennsylvania Wine Toast try
to set a world record for the largest simultaneous
wine toasting. Pennsylvanian and wine lover Mario
Andretti will lead the toast as thousands across the
state all raise their glasses at once. The current
record was set in England last year with 17,429
people. Proceeds benefit charity and sippers get to
take home their commemorative glass. 4 p.m.
Saturday. Free. 225 S. 18th St., Philadelphia. (215)
Cuba Libre: Free rumsicles will be available Monday
to the first 100 people who ask for them in honor of
National Rum Day. Cuba Libre has been selling four
Monday. Free. 10 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia, (215)
627-0666; The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and
Resort, Atlantic City. (609) 348-6700. www.
Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse: The bar is playing every
episode of the new season of “Jersey Shore.” Drink
and wing specials will be available. 10 p.m.
Thursday. 1823 Sansom St., Philadelphia. (215)