Prime Time Beef and Ale “Hand-Carves” New Life from Former Neighborhood Watering Hole; Celebrates the Spirit of 19th Century American Protectionism
Roslyn, PA…When Roslyn native and Abington High School graduate Kimberly Shire used to pass by Carney’s Tavern in 2005, then a dark and smoke-filled local watering hole at 1139 Easton Road, she never dreamed that one day she would be co-owner of a revitalized and welcoming spot for hand carved sandwiches and domestically brewed and distilled beers and liquors in the same location.
Newly renovated and now open for business, Prime Time Beef and Ale is redefining the term “neighborhood-corner bar” by providing a family-friendly corner pub with a twist. The twist comes in the form of an open carvery kitchen, where beef, pork and turkey are roasted on-site and served with aged provolone, broccoli rabe and specialty rolls. Carveries can be wet (with gravy), dry (without gravy), extra wet (dunked in gravy), or scooped (bread scooped out so that only shell is left), all tender and piled high on a Liscio’s fresh baked roll. Folks looking for other menu options will enjoy homemade fried chicken, baby back ribs, entree salads and more.
Customers watch their meals being prepared from a dining and bar area designed to pay homage to America’s proud past as an industrial leader via corrugated metal walls, handcrafted cast iron chairs, and a curved stainless steel bar.
But the American spirit does not stop there with the establishment’s design and decor. Co-owner Zac Hulayev is committed to reinvigorating the concept of American protectionism and achieves this by running a bar which features 12 American-made draft beers, and alcohol distilled in the domestic United States only. “There are no imports here; this is a bar rooted in America, and I wanted our bar offerings to be rooted in America as well,” stresses Hulayev who also owns the Drake and King’s Corner in Jenkintown. Hulayev did his homework to identify such outstanding U.S. distillers as Five Wives from Utah; Rouge from Oregon which makes Dead Guy beer, whiskey, and rum; Anchor Brewing from San Francisco, famous for Anchor Steam Beer, as well as a unique hop-vodka; Philadelphia based Bluecoat Gin, and several others.
His homework assignment did not stop there. In developing the perfect carved sandwich, Hulayev spent many a day eating sandwiches at famous carvery institutions located in such places as 20th and Jackson, Passyunk Avenue, and Reading Terminal Market. “Let’s just say I ate a lot of roast beef sandwiches,” he laughs. “But that enabled me to perfect the 8-hour roasting process and the gooseneck cut which results in the thick top round sandwiches we offer at Prime Time Beef and Ale.”
Shire and Hulayev share the same goals for their new restaurant. “This is place where people are able to relax and unwind after a hectic day in today’s world with good food, good beer and spirits, and good company,” Shire says.
Prime Time Beef and Ale is located at 1139 Easton Road in Roslyn. Restaurant hours are 11 am – 2 am seven days a week. Sandwich specials are offered daily. Pick-up and delivery services are available and the bar sells growlers of beer to go. For more information, visit www.ptbeefandale.com.