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Martha  hoagies. veggies. cheese. pickles. local spirits. natural wines. sour beers. open 4:30 - 2am. sunday 11:30 - 2am. Tuesday Pop-Ups. This week's jawn:

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FREE HONEY WINE this #MarthaMonday (5/1 6-8pm) w/ @haymaker_mead
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Please join us to learn all about the ancient art of fermenting honey (aka mead) with Adam Crockett of Haymaker Meadery in Montgomeryville, PA. If you are reading this, chances are you are the adventurous type of beverage connoisseur. While we typically offer a cider on draft at Martha (for our gluten free friends and also those who love apples), we sometimes replace that cider with another delicious gluten free product, mead. I’m not sure how many bars you go to that have mead on draft, but we think it makes us ‘edgy’ and ‘cool’. Just kidding of course, but you should really try these meads, because they truly are edgy and cool. .
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Mead is probably the oldest of the alcoholic beverages. The story goes that nomads, before the establishment of civilization (and the birth of farming and thus beer) would sometimes find fallen upturned beehives. The empty beehives would still have a little honey in them and collect rainwater and start to ferment, which would produce alcohol. So nomads knew very early on that fallen beehives can get you drunk! It took centuries for mankind to understand and replicate this fermentation effect, but when it did, it became very popular. The Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Nordic empires were all very enamored with mead. History has provided many different types and styles of mead, but what Adam and his lovely wife Erin do at Haymaker is truly unique. They use modern, culinary inspired, local fruit and spice combinations to create dry and balanced products. For this #MarthaMondays Happy Hour, you can sample several different versions of their mead for FREE. In addition we will have ½ priced pours of their grapefruit and thyme sparkling mead, blueberry and ginger still mead, and also their award winning muscat grape semi-dry still mead.
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As per uge, there will bee complimentary snacks provided by @mothy421 and ½ priced always creative and delicious themed cocktails from @landersmike. Life is sweet. Drink Mead. .
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#happyhour #mead #cocktails #local #freefood #haymaker #partytime #vinyl

Check out our Spring Vegetable Dinner with @greenmeadowfarmpa on Sunday May 7th, 6pm
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Please join us to celebrate our region's incredible bounty of spring vegetables with farmer and owner Ian Brendle of Green Meadow Farm in Gap, PA. Ian will be providing, and also helping us cook, all the delicious springtime treasures that he grows on his family farm. Beautiful fresh asparagus, ramps, rhubarb, fiddlehead ferns, and super delicious morel mushrooms, will all be part of this wonderful 4 course menu (a fully vegan version is available upon request). In addition there will be an optional local Saison beer pairing available that features beers from @tiredhandsbrewing @forestandmain and @freewillbrewing .
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The meal will be served family style outside on our patio around two big communal tables, and should be a really nice opportunity to spend a relaxed evening amongst your friends and neighbors. The dinner will cost $40 / person (plus tax and gratuity) and the beer pairing will be an additional $15. Seats are very limited, so please make your reservations ASAP by writing info@marthakensington.com and including your number of guests, phone number for confirmation purposes, and any dietary restrictions. Thanks so much everyone, should be a great night :) . *(color corrected to fix @mothy421 incredible whiteness)
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#spring #has #sprung #vegetables #sundaydinner #friends #neighbors #saison

FREE MEAD this #MarthaMonday (5/1 6-8pm) w/ @haymaker_mead
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Have you ever tried mead before? Mead is the ancient practice of fermenting honey into a delicious alcoholic beverage that can range from very dry to very sweet and can be served either still or sparkling. This Monday, please join us to meet Adam Crockett from Haymaker Meadery in Montgomeryville, PA. You’ll be able to taste and learn about several different styles and flavors of his artisan meads and the elaborate process that goes into making them. There will be free samples of mead, ½ priced full glasses of mead, ½ priced mead infused cocktails from @landersmike and complementary mead inspired snacks ‘bee’ing passed around from @mothy421 . Also, Adam apparently has a killer record collection and will be spinning a few of his favorites while you imbibe on his delicious products. it should bee a great party. Don’t miss it!
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We first met Adam while procuring the massive wine barrels that decorate our bar before we ever opened. Adam’s ‘day job’ is sourcing and supplying barrels to all the best breweries in this country. He is a super high level beer nerd who, with his lovely wife Erin at his side, started a separate business to follow one of their other passions, making amazing mead. We at Martha really enjoy their modern approach to mead making. Never cloying or dense they make remarkably balanced and crisp meads with a lot of nuance and character. They describe themselves as ‘creating modern mead with folk flair’ and i feel like that you can taste that in every glass. For this Monday’s event, we will have their grapefruit and thyme sparkling mead on draft (and a several others by the bottle) which is a really good example of their approach. Dry yet rich in honey flavor, a little tart from the grapefruit yet pleasantly herbal and spritzy on the finish. Quality is their key, They use awesome local honey and strive to bring exceptional meads to the market with really unique flavor profiles. Haymaker is all about adding new ideas to solid roots, thus bringing new life to one of the oldest forms of fermentation.
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#Marthamondays #happyhour #mead #cocktails #local #freefood #haymaker #partytime

FREE BEER & MUSIC w/ @bridgesetsound tonight (4/24 6-8pm) #marthamondays .
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Come drink some of the free delicious beers shown above and mess around with cool instruments and such with us tonight for happy hour. Steve Harner from Bridgeset Sound will be providing a musical wonderland full of interesting instruments and hi tech recording devices. Meanwhile, Martha will be providing complimentary fancy beer samples, ½ priced musically inspired drinks and complimentary sound bites (punny) as well. .
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Whether you are trying to record your own podcast , find a cool ukulele or set up a killer sound system for your man cave, Bridget Sound has you covered. They set Martha up with a wonderful system when we first opened and have maintained and grown it over time as well. They are great guys who really understand both the science and art of sound. Come chat with them and drink FREE BEER. you’ll be glad you did :)
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#freebeer #freemusic #happyhour #jamz #sourbeer #rarebarrel #soundsystems

Getting psyched for our #PopUpTuesday with @terralunaherbals and @honeypiecooking (4/25 6pm) .
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Suffering from seasonal allergies? Did you know you can clear up your sinuses naturally with the refreshing and decongestant qualities of Eucalyptus leaf, Lavender flower, and Peppermint leaf. In fact, many different herbs have both culinary and medicinal uses. Rosemary, for example, has long been a symbol of fidelity, friendship, and remembrance. you can burn it to purify the air and improve mental clarity, or use it in your cooking to balance otherwise rich or fatty flavors like they do in northern Italian cooking. This tuesday evening, come learn about all the versatile uses of different herbs and flowers with Shayna Marmar of @honeypiecooking and Elise Hanks of @terralunaherbals! .
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This special event is equal parts vegan cooking class, informative herbalist discussion and intimate meal amongst friends. Starting at 6pm we will gather at the bar for some snacks and discounted @landersmike cocktails that feature @terralunaherbals tinctures and shrubs. Then we will slide over to the kitchen for an interactive and educational vegan cooking demonstration and informative herbalism class. After that we will head out to the patio for a lovely three course vegan meal including an herbed ‘Celebration’ salad, handmade herb pressed pasta with nettle pesto, and a sage-chocolate cake with herb infused fruit and Calendula cookies. All that for just $35 !
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Just like our other #PopUpTuesdays this is a great opportunity to support your friends and neighbors while trying some unique and delicious food and beverages. Come join us, relax and learn something! Your body will thank you! Please follow the link in our profile to sign up.
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#culinary #herbalism #kitchen #fishtown #sagewhat? #kensington #vegan #interactive #communitydinner #homemade #fromscratch #marthabar #freshherb #pasta #pesto #cookies #cake

FREE DIDGERIDOO (and fancy beer) with @bridgesetsound this #marthamondays (4/24 6 - 8pm).
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Please join us during this fun, music themed happy hour where you can try playing an agave didgeridoo or ukulele or even a weird little synthesizer or something, all while drinking FREE FANCY BEER and ½ priced musically themed cocktails from @landermike. Our good buds from Bridgeset Sound on South St are stopping by and setting up a mini musical wonderland for all of you to check out and enjoy. If you didn’t know, Bridgeset Sound designed and installed our awesome stereo system and are the reason why our audio and visual game is always so tight (that David Byrne movie was a good example) . In addition to the free and discounted beverages, there will be some complimentary sound bites (see what i did there?) from @mothy421 and, of course, lots of bear hugs, high fives and bad dance moves. Come party down with us, it’s a good way to shake off a serious case of the mondays...
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Bridgeset Sound is an independent, family-owned business. Their mission is to connect you to music with quality products and service. They began in music education, designing and installing music technology labs in classrooms across the country. Inspired by those experiences in the education field, they opened a Philadelphia storefront in June 2013, giving both musicians and music lovers in the community a place to learn and purchase musical instruments and equipment. They carry a wide variety of musical instruments – including acoustic guitars, ukuleles, world percussion and synthesizers- in addition to equipment for home studios and mobile recording. They also carry music books, vinyl records, accessories and more. They provide one-on-one lessons to budding musicians of all ages in many instruments, as well as recording, engineering, songwriting and music theory. Recently they have grown their services to include the design, sale, and installation of commercial sound systems, home studios and home theaters.

#jams #cocktails #beer #rarebarrel #weirdinstruments #marthamonday
#freefood #happyhour #sounds

FREE SOUNDS MAN! (and Jonny’s special beers) this #MarthaMonday (4/24 6-8pm) with @bridgesetsound .
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Do you enjoy the music we play at Martha? If so, it’s probably largely due to the killer sound system we installed right from the start over here. We love music (who doesnt) and we wanted the best possible system for all of you to enjoy it. On Monday, come meet and hangout with the awesome guys responsible for that system. Owner Steve Harner from Bridgeset sound on South Street will be joining us, and bringing with him some of the amazing assortment of musical instruments (an agave didgeridoo!) and electronics that he carries in his store. You can try things out and get expert advice or just jam out for a little while (there are apparently a few small prizes for best jams), all while drinking FREE BEER from Jonny’s special closet of wonder (rare barrel son). There will also be some ½ priced sound inspired cocktails from the always rockin’ @landersmike and some complementary passed music inspired snacks from @mothy421 (His idea of good music is that band ‘live’ from 90’s so…..) .
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Finally an event geared towards all of the musician nerds out there. Come show off your stuff and have a beer with one of the nicest and most knowledgeable sound guys / musicians we have ever met. Cheers!
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PS if anyone has any interest in easily creating your own podcasts and such, Steve has some simple, affordable and easy to use gear for you to check out. Hmmm, Maybe i’ll start a sour beer podcast?
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#sound #music #philly #kensington #freebeer #happyhour #weirdinstruments #cocktails #snackz #jams #goodtimes

Please join us tonight (4/20) for ‘Dining Out For Life’ ! @actionwellnessphl will receive 33% of all the money you spend on food tonight, including @mothy421 s new and very delicious red chili and slow cooked pork shoulder pozole with blue corn hominy, chorizo, serrano chilis and cilantro. Your money will go to a very good cause, benefiting people living with/affected by HIV/AIDS. Help us #SaveALife by eating #DeliciousFood! #DOFL#DiningOutForLife #eatfora cause #givetillithurts #supportthoseinneed

INTERACTIVE VEGAN COMMUNITY MEAL (4/25 6pm) with @honeypiecooking @terralunaherbals #PopUpTuesdays .
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Please join us for a special night of delicious food and fortifying learning. Unlike our past couple very rowdy Tuesdays, this coming #PopUpTuesday should be be super chill and warm. Two of our good friends and neighbors, Shayna from Honey Pie Cooking and Elise from Terra Luna Herbals, have joined forces to offer an you all an awesome interactive vegan cooking class designed to teach everyone how to incorporate beneficial natural herbs and flowers into your diet and self care routine. They will explore the multiple holistic and culinary uses of various herbs with a brief informative discussion followed by a three course meal featuring an herbed ‘Celebration’ salad, handmade herb pressed pasta with nettle pesto, and a sage-chocolate cake with herb infused fruit and Calendula cookies.
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So, a vegan cooking class, a local herbalist discussion, and an intimate meal amongst friends, all for $35 (plus tax and gratuity). Sounds like a deal! There will also be a Terra Luna Herbals pop-up shop (for all of your fancy soap needs) and some killer ½ priced drink specials courtesy of @landersmike. Please follow the link in our profile to purchase your tickets for this dinner, as seats are very limited. .
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More about the presenters: Local herbalist Elise Hanks, is a great friend of Martha. She makes the tasty shrubs used in our cocktails and provides the flowers that keep us looking so pretty all the time. She grows all her own herbs right here in Kensington and offers a cool monthly CSA program for all her handmade herbal self care products. Shayna Marmar teaches food and skill access cooking classes throughout the city. Her goal is to inspire and remind people of ideas that can be made by pairing both standard and unique produce with basic pantry items, for special, affordable, and nourishing from-scratch meals
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Please don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and support two of our closest friends, and meanwhile have a lovely meal and drinks out on our patio. Should be a very special evening, buy your tickets today!

Reminder: FREE TAHINI tonight (4/17 6-8pm) w/ @soomfoods #MarthaMondays

Swing on by ye ol’ Martha for a creamy, nutty, luxuriously silky smooth good time tonight with Amy from Soom Foods and the irresistible @dmill215 behind the bar (why does everyone say ‘stick’, I kinda feel like it’s played out right?) Anyway, Daniel Miller is a wonderful human being and also a wonderful bartender, and he will be slinging some delicious tahini based cocktails at ½ price for all of you lucky neighbors and such. The one pictured above is called Baba and is sport of Manhattan esque with burnt eggplant skin infused Bourbon, Linfield Rye, Soom tahini washed Maurin vermouth and orange bitters

In addition, @mothy421 , who is not considered by most people to be a ‘nice guy’, has somehow summoned enough kindness to pass out some free tahini based snacks for everyone to enjoy. Grilled veggies with a tahini and miso glaze and some lovely chocolate tahini and honey cookies. What’s more, there will be free tahini samples and lots of somewhat damp, but none the less excellent, big bear hugs and glass shattering high fives. .
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So get pumped, and learn to appreciate and enjoy the mighty sesame seed with us tonight. You’ll be glad you did. Ps Tax day sucks…

#soomtothemoon #tahini #craftcocktails #Marthamonday #vegan #philly #womanowned #veggies #happyhour #freestuff #1/2priceddrinks

🔥🔥🔥Yo its so hot out!! Come check out our latest brunch jawn:
Skyline style chili with Carolina Gold rice middlins, chopped white onions, poached egg and Conabella sharp cheddar. 🌶😍🥂😁
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We are slinging that and all our other delicious brunch items ( #hoagiewaffles ) till 3:30 ish . You can probably drag yourself out of bed by then :)
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#local #brunch #chili #hotstuff #hangovercure

FREE MEZCAL with @skurnikwines @jaawnclarketails & @tayaupataco this #PopUpTuesday (4/18 6pm) .

So, most of the time here at Martha we focus on sourcing the best of local ingredients, but, we make one very important exception, and that is Mezcal. There is no substance on earth (local or otherwise) more interesting, thought provoking and beautiful than artisan Mezcal. The magical agave plants grow wild (silvestre) in the mountains of the Oaxaca region of Mexico, and can take up to 25 years or more to fully mature and be ready for harvest. All that time in the ground gives the agave plants a very important ‘story to tell’ which results in a richness and complexity that lets a single glass of Mezcal change and unfold on your palate for several hours. There are about 40 different species of agave, all with very unique flavors, just as many different regions and villages in which the agave is grown, and of course, many different master mescaleros who actually grow, cook, ferment and distill the agave plants. There is clearly so so much to learn and appreciate about Mezcal, consider this #PopUpTuesdays as your first lesson.
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Come try some FREE MEZCAL samples with @marielwega of Skurnik Wine and Spirits, and let her give you some basic details on the growing and production process. Then head over to the bar for some special Mezcal flights designed to help you explore and understand a given species or location or mescalero. Then while your mind is still only partially blown, let guest bartender @jaawnclarketails woo you with his creative and delicious Mezcal based cocktails.
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At this point you are likely to be hungry, so we will have some glorious Oaxacan inspired, locally sourced TACOS (have you tried these @goldringstortillas yet!!!) for sale from our neighbors @tayaupataco . Both meaty and vegan options will be available, as well as few other little Mexican style drinking snacks. .
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And to end it all on a sweet note, the amazing @chocolates_by_kevan has prepared some scrumptious vegan tartaletas that have a mango and guava custard inside of a crispy plantain and cinnamon crust with pepitas and a chocolate mole sauce. yumz!

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