Ultimate Quizzo Week!

A huge week of quizzo this week! Kicks off tonight. Notice that there’s no quiz at O’Neals tonight.

TUESDAY

  • Office vs Parks and Rec Quiz (sold out) 7 pm
  • Sidecar (hosted by Sandman) 8 pm

WEDNESDAY

  • Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm
  • Founding Fathers 8:30 pm

THURSDAY

  • Birra (hosted by Sarah B) 8 pm
  • Bards 9:15 pm

FRIDAY

  • The Bourse 6 pm

SATURDAY

  • Market East 4 pm

Tons of Prizes at Happy Hour Quiz at the Bourse on Friday!

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It’s Ultimate Quiz week this week (more details on that soon) and one of those quizzes will be on Friday at the Bourse Food Hall. Action starts at 6. Tons of specials and some big prizes for the winners. Among our specials are:

  • $5 beers from Grubhouse
  • $8 draft wines, $10 Chocolate martinis at Chocodiem
  • 2 for 1 Flying Fish Abbey Doubles at TAPS.

Prizes for winners include:

All new quiz, totally different from the weekly quiz. Hope to see you Friday!

Quizzo This Week

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Alright gang, I’m up in New England for the week (wearing Eagles gear constantly to irk the natives) but you’re in good hands. The Sandman will be filling in for me. Boots is at O’Neals on Tuesday but will have Sarah B hosting at Birra on Thursday. Be kind to the substitutes, kids. No question of the week this week.

Things have been a little quiet the past two weeks. If you’re looking for a win, this would be a GREAT time to sneak in and get one. The schedule is as follows:

TUESDAY

  • Sidecar at 8 pm (with Sandman)
  • O’Neals 8 pm (With Boots)

WEDNESDAY

  • Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm (with Sandman)
  • Founding Fathers 8:30 pm (with Sandman)

THURSDAY

  • Birra 8 pm (with Sara B)
  • Bards 9:15 pm (With Sandman)

Week 5

O’NEALS

  1. Jawns 113
  2. Jerk and a Squirt 97
  3. Misfit Toys 78

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  1. Beast of Bourbon 96
  2. Pantz 92
  3. Tickle My Pickle 88

SIDECAR

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  1. Why Can’t Us 105
  2. Imaginary Pablo 100
  3. Malarchy the Patriarchy 100

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Riversharks 105
  2. HUgging Gets Biden Hard 94
  3. AUnt Becky’s 93

FOUNDING FATHERS

  1. There’s No I in Event Horizon 121
  2. Duane’s World 111
  3. Uncommon Spirit 109

BIRRA

  1. Queefer Sutherland 120
  2. Baby Ben 104
  3. Tip Jenny 103

BARDS

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  1. Jimbeaux 110
  2. Meat Sweats 95
  3. Virginia is for Winners 84

 

Week 4 Scores

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  1. Queefer Sutherland 117
  2. Jawns 96
  3. Threat Level Midnight 84

SIDECAR

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  1. Deep Bench 123
  2. A Janey to a Kill 118
  3. It’s my BurpDay 9

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1.  Happy Birthday to the Ground 119
  2. Whitey’s Chicken Feathers 117
  3. Huggin Makes Biden Hard 109

FOUNDING FATHERS

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  1. Duane’s World 133
  2. Babysitters Fight Club 114
  3. Victory Royale With Cheese 108

BIRRA

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  1. Non Sporting Class 107
  2. Baby Ben 103
  3. Zipin Dots 98

BARDS

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  1. We Sleep in May 99
  2. That’s What She Said 79
  3. Concerned Mothers of Notre Dame 70

 

Week 3 Scores

 SIDECAR

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  1. Janeyp**** 116
  2. Greg Weyer for Judge 97
  3. Quizteama Aguilera 83

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS 

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  1. Beast of Bourbon 107
  2. Synch Tramp 100
  3. Denim Chicken 90

FOUNDING FATHERS

  1. Big Daddy Bryce 123
  2. Babysitters Fight Club 116
  3. Duane’s World 113

BIRRA

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  1. Pizza Team! 99
  2. Kim Jong Unbelievable 94
  3. Baby Ben 93

BARDS

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  1. Jimbeau 102
  2. This is March 98
  3. Just Go 90

Game of Thrones Quiz This Sunday!

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Hey gang, just a heads up that there will be a Game of Thrones quizzo this Sunday at the Logan Tap House, our last one ever there. (It will be my quiz but hosted by Carl as I have a family event and will be outta town). Action starts at 11 am. For more info, be sure to check out the event FB page.

Food and Drink Week

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A lot of action this week at quizzo, and our topic this week is Food and Drink. Schedule below.

TUESDAY

  • Market at Comcast 5:30
  • Sidecar at 8 pm
  • O’Neals 8 pm

WEDNESDAY

  • Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm
  • Founding Fathers 8 pm

THURSDAY

  • Fitler Club (must be a member) 7 pm
  • Birra 8 pm
  • Bards 9:15 pm

 

The Philly Blunt Talks to Han Chiang

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We spoke with Han Chiang of Han Dynasty recently, and it was a really fun interview. Fascinating dude. I’m posting some highlights below. Go here to listen on itunes. Or you can listen to it on our website. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

GETTING KICKED OUT OF COLLEGE:

I think getting kicked out of school makes me work harder. People work 40 hours a week. I gotta work 80, just to catch up.

HIS MOM:

Everyone here is afraid of me in my restaurant because people don’t want to screw up. And I’m afraid of my mom when she comes in because like I don’t want to screw up. So she’s like ‘I’m top of the food chain.’”

HOW HE FELL OUT WITH HIS ORIGINAL BUSINESS PARTNERS:

“At the time I didn’t know what I was doing, and they were doing what every Chinese restaurant was doing, which I don’t want to do that. They would always tell me, like, you know, ‘On our menu we don’t have Americanized Chinese food. You must be fucking crazy. You don’t sell General Tso Chicken.’ I’m like, ‘I hate that dish. How can I sell it?” And I’ll be like cursing at customers, like in a humorous way, like joking around, and they’re like, ‘You can’t talk to customers like that. Are you crazy?’ I’m like, ‘They’re loving it. Everyone loves it.’”

WHAT DRIVES HIM

“I’m not in the business to make money. Not really. Growing up, I never had money. But it’s a sense of accomplishment. Of people not looking down on me. That is the goal. Before, I was like the black sheep, I had nowhere to go, nobody would listen to me, and now everybody listens to me, and that is like the greatest feeling in the world.”

WHAT HIS NEXT MOVE IS.

“I’m scouting out DC right now. I think that’s what I want to do. I want to open my first fast casual.”

COMING UP WITH THE NAME HAN DYNASTY.

“When I first thought of the name, it took me a couple of weeks. Like the first names I thought was like China Garden, Great Wall, you know corny shit like that. And then one day I’m taking a shower and I’m like ‘Holy shit! Han Dynasty!’ Because my name is Han, Han Dynasty, I’m big on history, I thought this is the best name I thought of so far. Then I started calling my friends, my family, like ‘I’m gonna name my restaurant Han Dynasty’. And everybody’s like, ‘Eh, I don’t know if you want to do that because you’re like a slacker, you are a black sheep, you’re probably going to fail. Do you really want your name on the business?”

“I was like 90% sure I was going to name it Han Dynasty. But once I realized that it also spelled ‘Handy Nasty’ I was like ‘Shit, that’s 110%.’”

ON HOW HE CAME UP WITH HIS LEGENDARY WU-TANG DINNERS.

For me, every time I do an event it has to be epic. It’s not just one thing, it’s not two things. It’s at least three different things…and me and my friend Dave, he works for Founders. And we were just like super drunk one night, and I had this idea that I just want to do like this crazy dinner. Like 30, 40 courses dinner. And we were thinking about it, like ‘maybe we can spread it out over three restaurants, we do like a breakfast 12 courses, lunch 12 courses, dinner 12 courses.’ 36 chambers. Right, because I’m a big fan of Wu Tang. I still remember, like every day after high school, I would come home after getting bullied, all pissed off, and I would listen to Wu-Tang, and like release all of my stress.” So we decided we’re going to make one dinner, 36 Chambers, 20 dishes, 16 beers, and we work with Dogfish Head and Founders. And we started about 5 years ago. Our first dinner was a big hit. We just did 20 dinners, 16 beers.

JGT: So the first year you were just basically playing Wu-Tang during the dinner?

HAN: Yeah, yeah, yeah. The second year we did it, before we started, one guy named G walked in the door, and was like let me speak to the owner. So my hostess asked him, ‘What’s this about?” and they’re like “Oh yeah, I’m the manager of the Wu-Tang. I wanna speak with somebody.” So, you know, somebody told me, I went out there and met him. Super cool guy. So he said, ‘You guys were doing this dinner without getting permissions from us.’ And I was thinking at the time, like, ‘What, mother fucker? Did you ask the Chinese people for permission when you used the name Wu-Tang? (riotous laughter) So I think I have more rights to use it than you guys do, right?’ I didn’t say that of course.

REEF: That makes sense though. You do have a point.

HAN: So I was like, ‘Oh shit, I’m sorry. Like I didn’t know I needed to get permission. I did it because I’m a huge fan, you know. Would you mind staying for dinner?’ Kissing up to him, you know. And he’s like, ‘No, no, it’s not a big problem. The only problem we have is that you serve a lot of pork dishes on the menu. And I’m like ‘OK’. And he’s like, “Yeah, most of the Wu-Tang guys are Muslim so they don’t eat pork, so if you don’t pork on the menu they’ll be cool with it.” So I’m like, ‘OK, that’s easy, I just don’t put pork on a menu.’ So we actually became friends, we started hanging out, ya know, and every time a Wu-Tang guy would come out to Philly to perform he’d call me, be like, ‘Do you want to go to the show?’”

A PHILLY RESTAURANT THAT HE HIGHLY RECOMMENDS.
This one that opened not too long ago, it’s called Sophie’s Kitchen. It’s Cambodian. They used to be Khmer Kitchen and they closed for maybe like 6 months and I was very sad they closed. And now it’s like the same people opening a different restaurant, so check them out, they’re very good…super flavorful.
HIS 1-10 SPICE RANKING.

“We have a spice level from 1 to 10. A 3 is like a tabasco. A 6 is like Sriracha. The difference between our cuisine and a lot of different spicy cuisine is that we have so many different spices in the kitchen, and for a level 10 dish, we’re probably going to require like 6 different spices. Each one of those spices has a different flavor, so when you’re cooking 6 different spices in the same dish, you’re not only going to bring up the spice level, you’re going to have a ton of flavor to back it up. You’re not just going to taste the dish as just spicy, it’s super flavorful. So a level 6 might require four different spices, a level 3 might require only one.”

 

This Week’s Mystery Round

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If you didn’t make it out to the quiz this week and wanna play the mystery round, here it is. There was a little bit of controversy, as there were a few minor “additions” you had to make to get the theme, but there was an unmistakeable theme.

1. This man has been hosting a show on WMMR since 1981.
2. This Wake Forest grad currently plays point guard on the Houston Rockets.
3. Cartoonist Thomas Nast is the artist who gave us the chubby version of what iconic character?
4. This wrestling legend recently announced that he no longer drinks. Whaaaaaaaat?
5. This company used to have the tagline: “Life is Short. Have an Affair.”
6. He hosted the tonight show for 30 years.
7. This 2000 song by Outkast was inspired by Andre 3000s relationship with Erykah Badu’s mother.
8. What is the common theme of the answers for #1-#7?

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Weather Looks Awesome for Outdoor Quiz

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Looks like a great day to be outdoors! Hope you’ll join us for quizzo right next to Iron Hill on Saturday (11th and Market) at 4 pm! And yes, the points do count towards the JGTSpI.

Outdoor Quiz Benefitting PAWS Starts Saturday!

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I’m gonna be hosting a weekly quiz in April and May every Saturday at 4 pm, and everyone’s invited! Looks like we’ll have great weather for the first one. It’s at Market East, right next door to Iron Hill Brewery on 11th and Market. And we’ll be doing it for the next 8 weeks. Entry fee is $5, 100% of which goes to PAWS. There will be drink specials from Iron Hill and Chadds Ford Winery, and food specials from District Taco. You can find more info at the event Facebook page. Hope to see you there!  

Question of the Week

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What is the name of the sculpture created by Jim Sanborn that contains 4 encrypted messages and which is located at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia?

Mystery Week This Week

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What does Mystery Week mean? No one knows. Not me, not you, not Boots Boccuti. It is all a mystery. Will there be 12 rounds? 4 total questions? Or just mysterious questions about mysteries? There is no way to know. No way to know, that is, unless you attend. MYSTERY WEEK!