» Narberth residents Chris and Mary Ellen Mullins sure know how to have a good time. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of their Philadelphia tavern, McGillin’s Old Ale House—the oldest in operation in the city—the couple launched 1860 IPA. Stoudt’s Brewing made just 200 cases using a secret recipe that includes Centennial and Amarillo hops. The result is unfiltered, just as it would’ve been in the 1800s. The brew is now on tap exclusively at McGillin’s (1310 Drury St.), and will soon be available in bottles and at other restaurants around the area. For more information on local distributors, call the tavern at (215) 735-5562.
» Running with the bulls … in Wayne, no less: North Wayne Avenue’s restaurant row will soon be serving Spanish-Mexican eats—along with wines from Chile and Spain and a touch of Mediterranean flair. Brought to you by the owners of Phoenixville’s La Taverna, Matador will replace the Freehouse sometime in early 2010. In keeping with North Wayne Avenue’s mass appeal, the new restaurant will strive for a balance of sophistication and college/family friendliness.