a.bar and sister restaurant a.kitchen are raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in support of former AKA team member Anne Pagsuguiron (shown here). Anne was diagnosed and treated for leukemia.

This spring you can give back while enjoying delicious food and cocktails! The popular Rittenhouse Square cocktail spot a.bar and sister restaurant a.kitchen are raising funds for two important causes.

Now through Sunday, March 31, a.bar and a.kitchen are donating a portion of their proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in support of former AKA team member Anne Pagsuguiron. Anne was diagnosed and treated for leukemia. Then, on Sunday, April 28, the bar will partner with PAWS for a fun and festive Hair of the Dog Happy Hour with adoptable dogs.

For Anne

From Monday, March 25 through Sunday, March 31, a.bar and a.kitchen will donate 100% of the proceeds from their Fernet Branca-based cocktail, The Giving Tree, and every bottle of Peroni beer sold, as well as 50% of proceeds from two of Anne’s favorite dishes from Chef Eli Collins to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The two featured dishes are the Burrata with long hot pesto and grilled Genzano bread and Confit Pork Belly with buttered Brussels sprouts, farro and mustard jus. The fundraiser is in support of former a.kitchen team member Anne Pagsuguiron. The entire AKA team has rallied around Anne, who is now at AKA University City, and head bartender Sean McGuire crafted the featured cocktail using some of her favorite ingredients, Fernet Branca and mezcal. The Giving Tree features Fernet, mezcal, Dolin dry vermouth, lemon, egg white and Coca Cola.

Hair of the Dog Happy Hour

Then, on Sunday, April 28 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., PAWS volunteers will be on hand at a.bar with adoptable dogs, and the bar will feature a special menu of drinks in partnership with local distillers Stateside vodka, with a portion of all featured drink sales donated to support PAWS’ mission: saving Philadelphia’s homeless and at-risk animals.

Featured cocktails will include the Old Dog New Tricks (credit: head bartender Sean McGuire), with Stateside vodka, grapefruit, Aperol, Combier and Yellow Chartreuse.

The dog lovers at the bar are thrilled to host this event on behalf of the many friendly pups (and their humans) who pass by on their way to the park at Rittenhouse Square each day. a.bar is donating a portion of the sales from all of the featured Stateside cocktails, available from 3:30 p.m. until close, to PAWS. Volunteers from PAWS will be on hand to chat with guests about dog adoptions. Weather permitting, they will also bring along a few adoptable friends, who will meet and greet guests outside of a.bar.

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