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POSTED: Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:45 PM

Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer is rolling out its new Spiced Organge flavor with events from Monday, May 5 through Saturday, May 10.

The line-up for “It’s Time for a Crabbie’s Week” includes:

• Monday, May 5, starting at 5 p.m. drink a Crabbie’s to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Sancho Pistola’s (19 West Girard Avenue, 267.324.3530.)

POSTED: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:47 AM
"The Champion" has Asian style braised rib cap with giardinera (carrots, onions, red bell pepper, cucumber, green beans, olives, jalepenos, pickled in red wine vinegar and oil) on a corn tortilla.

Sancho Pistola's in Fishtown continues its Fishtown Taco Exchange program - in which it imports local chefs to create taco -  with chef Keith Ballew of Monk's Cafe.

"The Champion" has Asian style braised rib cap with giardinera (carrots, onions, red bell pepper, cucumber, green beans, olives, jalepenos, pickled in red wine vinegar and oil) on a corn tortilla.

It'll be priced at $12 for two from 9 p.m. to midnight Monday, April 21.

POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 2:36 PM
Hard Rock Cafe on East Market Street, Philadelphia. June 2013. ( Reid Kanaley / Staff )

In one of the odder promotions to mark Tax Day, Hard Rock Cafe is giving people a chance to sing for their supper.

From 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, any guest who performs a complete song on Hard Rock Cafe’s stage in front of the entire restaurant will receive a free dinner entrée from Hard Rock’s new menu.

Among the new menu items: Grilled Vegetable Sandwich, Arugula Salad with Shaved Marinated Chicken or Fiesta Burger (or Veggie Burger).

POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:13 AM
This time of year, Philly is as flush with great food events as the trees are with new buds. In sit-down dining you can submit to the wonder of women chefs, get decadent with French champagne or explore a new side of Southern cuisine, and in casual munching you can score gratis cheese pairings or spend the day outside on the Parkway.
POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 9:50 AM

There's no ball on Times Square or anything like that surrounding the Laotian new year.

Vientiane Cafe in West Philly is marking the new year with an eight-course dinner on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16. It's a benefit for the Laos In The House community arts project. Both dinner dates will be hosted by Catzie Vilayphonh, Laos In The House’s Creative Director, and Susie Ratsamy, Managing Director.

Tickets ($50) are available here.

POSTED: Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:00 AM
Robert Irvine, left, and Marcus Samuelsson are the headliners of the Caesars Entertainment 6th Annual Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival.

Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival - thee days of culinary and spirits events organized by Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City - will return for its sixth year beginning Friday, July 25.

Headlining chefs include Robert Irvine (Restaurant Impossible) and Marcus Samuelsson (the chef/owner of New York's Red Rooster and author of Yes, Chef).

Caesars has yet to announce other participants, but among the activities planned are:

POSTED: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 12:15 PM
Vernalicious food truck

For the second year running, a pop-up food court of 11 trucks will take place as part of Dining Out for Life.

The feed will be set up on Locust Street between Juniper and 13th Streets from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. 

The trucks will donate more than a third of their proceeds to ActionAIDS, which created the Dining Out for Life promotion. 

POSTED: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:47 AM
Night Market is a roving street fair celebrating the city's ethnic restaurants, gourmet food trucks and coolest neighborhoods from the people who brought you Headhouse Farmer's Market. (Photo: Dave Tavani)

The Food Trust has just sprung the schedule of its popular Night Markets - where food vendors take over a neighborhood for a night as a fundraiser for the nonprofit.

Night Market Old City: May 15

Night Market West Oak Lane: June 19

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