Philly Beer Week at Kennett Restaurant

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Allagash Brewing Company

With Suzy Woods

Beers: Bourbon Barrel Black, White, Blonde

11 am - 3 pm, Live Jazz



*Main Event: Cooking with Beer Bootcamp

Yards Brewing Company

Beers: Rye IPA, Scottish Ale

7 pm, Reservations required

*Fee to participate, see website for details



Tröegs Brewing Company

Nick Johnson Flips Pies

Beer: Biere de Grouch

6 pm - 9 pm



Forest & Main

Cask Beer Food Pairings

Beer: English Bitter & Mild

6 pm - 11 pm


FRIDAY (6/8)

Nodding Head  Brewing Company

Fun with Fava

Beer: TBD

10:30 pm



Flying Fish

Beer: Exit 16

10:30 pm



The Lost Brunch

Array of beer specials with the Neibuhr Brothers

Beers: TBD

11 am –3 pm, Live Jazz


Cooking with Beer Bootcamp: Chef Ricci Masters Yards

You may know how to drink beer, but do you know how to prepare a feast that compliments hop character, malts and yeast?  Chef Brian Ricci and a brewer from Yards Brewing Company have teamed up to help you better understand how to use one of the best seasoning agents Philly has to offer: BEER.

Chef Ricci will take the promising Jedi chefs through a 90 minute demo on how to:

* brine primal cuts
* deglaze sautéed vegetables with beer
* prepare a dressing for oysters with beer, citrus and spice
* whip up a dessert with beer

After the dissertation, guests are seated for a three course, three beer pairing. 

Learn, drink and savor with us! 

Tuesday, June  5, 2012, 7 PM

Cost: $60 per person includes three course meal and beer pairings

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, call 267.687.1426




"Kennett Restaurant is helping to revive the Queens Village Neighborhood."

Trying to recreate a piece of history that stood as a cornerstone of the Queens Village area of Philadelphia for 62 years, Johnny Della Polla and Ashley Bohan reopened Kennett Café, now under the name Kennett Restaurant, just over a year ago. Closed in 1986, new life has been brought to the classic Queens Village café. Located in what used to be home to the Lyon’s Den for a number of years, Della Polla and Bohan took their experience in the restaurant industry to turn the Lyon’s Den into a vastly different type of eatery. Remnants of the Lyon’s Den are now unrecognizable as Kennett brings a whole new feel to South 2nd Street. With a focus on local and sustainability; Queens Village is now home to a much more fitting restaurant.


Food may be slightly at the forefront in this rustic, dimly lit, yet comfortable bar, but the beer list is far from taking a back seat. Offering fifteen beers on tap as well as one on hand pump, the draft lines are filled with a well-chosen list of American craft. Favorites such as Ithaca Flower Power and Allagash White are regulars, while offerings from breweries such as Avery, Ommegang and Southampton rotate through the remaining taps. Della Polla’s Yards’ roots are also clearly stated, as you are certain to see a couple options from one of Philly’s most beloved breweries. Love Stout is a constant on the nitro-line and Kennett is almost a guaranteed destination for Yards’ increasing amount of one-offs and specialties. Beyond the beer, they also offer a cocktail menu they strongly stand behind. They may not be hand cracking ice and offering a selection of hundreds of spirits, but the cocktails are creatively done and can stand side by side against most.

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Philly Beer Scene | Review | Matt Falco

Robert Burns Supper

Kennett will be celebrating the late Robert Burns Wednesday January 25 at 7pm. The evening will have a variety of  traditional Scottish foods including Haggis,  Black Pudding Scotch Eggs, Bannock Buns with house cured Salmon and Fish & Chips.  The master of ceremonies, along with other Burns celebrants will guide us through a night filled with words, excellent food and tons of cheer. 

New Year’s Day

Situated on 2 Street, New Year’s Day is always interesting. To best accommodate friends, mummers, neighbors and families, we will be serving the brunch menu from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Good thing we have the best bloody mary’s in town to cure your hang over and get you mumming - bloodys and mimosas are only $5!

Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to tonight’s specialty menu, designed by Chef Ricci, to compliment a few spectacular ales from Yards Brewing Company.

Four courses

$65 at 8pm

First: Oysters and Cheese/Charcuterie stations.

Second: Chestnut and Forage Mushroom Soup with Pancetta*

Third: Pork and Winter Vegetable Stuffed Organic Chicken breast

Fourth: Seasonal Ginger Parkin with Peppermint Stick ice cream and Dark Chocolate Crunch

*Pancetta optional

New Years Eve Bash

Chef Ricci has let us in on some of the dishes expected for NYE. A four course meal paired with Yards Brewing Co. for $65 at 8pm. The evening will start with Oysters and Cheese/Charcuterie stations. Once seated, Ricci has created a Chestnut and Forage Mushroom Soup with Pancetta (can be done without for our veg friends). The third course will be a Pork and Winter Vegetable Stuffed Organic Chicken breast. Finishing the dinner off is a Seasonal Ginger Parkin with Peppermint Stick ice cream and Dark Chocolate Crunch. Call Now to make your Reservations. 267- 687-1426.  

It’s out BIRTHDAY!

Kennett Restaurant turns one on Sunday, 12/4, and we are celebrating with weekend long specials. For $25, clients will be delighted with a Yards’ Bourbon Beer, soup, and a roasted beer brined chicken dinner.

In addition, join us Sunday and enjoy Yards Brewing Company Bourbon Love Stout and Bourbon Porter all day, along with complimentary appetizers with Tom Kehoe from 3-5 pm.

Thank you to all our clients, neighbors and supporters for a great year. Cheers!

Kennett Beer Dinner with Southhampton

Tuesday, November 15th, 5-11 PM


It’s that time again - the South 2nd Tuesday monthly beer dinner! We are teaming up with Southampton and serving up something we both know how to do well: fine food and brew.

The dinner menu and beers will be a surprise, but the format will be the same: welcome charcuterie and beer +3 courses for a mere $35.

Reservations are going fast, we hope to see you there!


Kennett Beer Dinner with Flying Fish Brewing Company

Tuesday, October 11, 5-11 PM

RSVP 267.687.1426



This beer dinner was designed to highlight nations enamored by beer and food - Belgium and France. Chef Ricci, and these nations of gourmets, know that the best food is made from local ingredients, which are fresher and better quality than items transported long distances. This exquisite 3 course and 3 beer dinner will take you on a tour from classic to the elaborate.


Bon Appétit!


Welcome Charcuterie

Pork & lover terrine with apple and fennel mostarda

Beer: Octoberfish


First Course

Pulled duck lyonnaise served with confit duck legs, fingerling potatoes, friend egg and frisee

Beer: Abby Dubbel


Second Course

Veal blanquette served with braised veal shoulder, cream, and root vegetables

Beer: Exit 4


Third Course

Common Folk Blue Cheese accompanied with herbed honey, pear membrillo and flatbreads

Beer: Exit 9