Erie’s Festivus is getting too big for the house; change of location and the distillery joins the fun


Anyone who has attended the previous six Festivus celebrations at Erie Ale Works, 416 W. 12th St., will be happy to hear that they are moving the popular event to The shop in the 19th and Châtaignier, 1909 Chestnut St., and by partnering with Modified State Distillery, 1535 W. Eighth St. The move was prompted by renovations carried out by EAW over the past year.

“Festivus is our thing,” said Jeff McCullor, EAW co-owner, “but we’re out of the room. So we asked The Shop and Altered State, and they were thrilled to have it. “

One will find there all the typical elements of the tradition, started in the spirit by an episode of “Seinfeld”, of which the Festivus pole, the feats of strength and the presentation of the grievances. The event will take place on December 23. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the party officially begins at 4 p.m. Modified state.

In other bar / restaurant news:

The zodiac dinor

The zodiac dinor, 2516 State St., will host its third annual Serve a Cause event. The restaurant opened a Go Fund Me account for an unidentified family of four in need. Their Facebook post states, “Last year we had an amazing turnout and lots of internet donations that really helped our family in need! Let’s do it again this year! Donate at For more information, visit

The Colony Pub & Grill

The Colony Pub & Grill, 2670 W. Eighth St., offers take-out meals for four for $ 32, including salad for four, soup and rolls, plus a whole pie. Starter choices include meatballs, braised roast, stuffed chicken, braised beef, chicken marsala, chicken parmesan, and weekly specials. Call 814-838-2162 to order and give 45 minutes notice.

Annapurna kitchen

Annapurna kitchen, 1315 Parade St., not only offers delicious food from the Nepalese and Bhutanese region of Asia. It also has a small gift shop with items from this region that would make a beautiful and unique gift for someone on your Christmas shopping list. Clothing, handbags and various trinkets attract the curious who are waiting for their meal.

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Global cuisine

Global cuisine, Newly opened restaurant and catering business 4115 West Ridge Rd. Will offer a fresh weekly menu including soup, appetizers, salads, dinners and desserts, on pre-order. 24 hours a day from Wednesday to Saturday, unless they are reserved for a private engagement. Last week a dish from every part of the menu included a cannellini bean, kale and spinach stew, oven-fried shrimp with sriracha ranch, a baked potato salad, a crispy fall salad. , smoked red pepper ravioli with Alfredo and grilled shrimp and praline turtle brownie bombs. For more information, call 814-490-8278 or visit

Oliver’s roof

Oliver’s roof, 130 E. Front St., is now open for lunch on select days. The new hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 10 pm; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 11 pm; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, the hours are always 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Make your reservations online at

More from Oliver: Review: Oliver’s Rooftop combines delicious food with stunning views of Erie’s natural beauty

If you have any news or questions about regional restaurants, please email [email protected] or call 814-969-2208.


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