Monday, October 20, 2014
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POSTED: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 11:56 AM
Lobster roll at Luke's Lobster, 130 S 17th St. ( DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer )

Six Rittenhouse Square eateries are banding together Sunday, Oct. 12 for a food crawl.

For one $20 ticket, attendees can stop for a bite at Luke's Lobster, Honeygrow, Good Stuff Eatery, HipCityVeg, Capogiro and Insomnia Cookies. There's no itinerary or timeline, other than the eateries' hours.

Tickets can be bought here through Saturday, Oct. 11.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:19 AM
He cooks, he parks: Chef Christopher Kearse of Will BYOB with the East Passyunk crew.

Too much of anything can be a good thing.

But when you calculate the rapid expansion of the restaurant scene on East Passyunk Avenue versus the number of on-street spaces as well as spots inside the municipal lot on the 1600 block, you have frustration. Many of the customers whom the restaurateurs are trying to lure are not of the hunt-for-a-spot-and-walk-several-blocks mind-set.

So two years ago, the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District started valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 11:57 AM
Chefs (from left) Alex Boonphaya, Daniel Stern, Moon Krapugthong and Eric Hall.

For the 13th year of its Pink Tie Ball, the Susan G. Komen Foundation is adapting a Thai theme - so much so, it's calling this year's event the Pink Thai Ball.

It's Saturday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight for the main event, and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the Young Professionals Party, at Vie, 600 N. Broad St.

More than 600 people are expected to gather for the event, which over the last 12 years has raised about $6.5 million to empower breast cancer service in Philadelphia and 14 surrounding counties, as well as fund research.

POSTED: Monday, October 6, 2014, 10:39 AM

We always hear about the shiny, new restaurants. This is one in a series about the Philadelphia area's more established dining establishments and the people behind them.

Making it to the 10-year mark is an impressive milestone for a restaurant, so it’s remarkable to realize that three years from now, the Saloon will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

It was 1967 when Richard Santore and his twin brother, Bobby, bought the building on the corner of Seventh and Clymer, just below Fitzwater Street, in South Philadelphia.

POSTED: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:00 PM
Surf and Turf Burger at PPL Park gets an award.

The Surf and Turf Burger, sold during Philadelphia Union games at PPL Park, was today named “Best new menu item” and a Silver Spoon Award winner by Venues Today, an international magazine covering the sports and entertainment industry.

Ovations Food Services executive chef Richard Kalma and crew top the burger with tempura shrimp, creole seasoning and pickles.

Last year, Venues Today awarded Ovations its “Best New Concept in Food and Drink” for The Kitchen Experience.
POSTED: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:55 AM

If you’re suddenly seeing more pink popping up than usual, it might not be just because it’s pretty.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and rose-colored ribbons have become a symbol of the annual campaign to encourage early detection and raise money for research about the disease and improve care and treatment for its survivors.

There’s an easy way to get involved: drink beer.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 9:57 AM

The Food Trust caps a fun season of its Night Markets on Thursday, Oct. 2 with an outing in Chinatown.

Dozens of food trucks and carts will be set up around 10th and Race Streets from 7 to 11 p.m. and the weather - at least from Wednesday's forecast - promises to be clear and in the 60s for the 15,000-plus who are expected to attend.

It's free, and food is pay as you go.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 4:34 PM
Chorizo cheese fries from Union Taco.

Just when we thought this whole, ridiculous Shady McCoy tipping kerfluffle was behind us...

Nick Farina of the two Union Taco shops will sell half-orders of his chorizo cheese fries for 20 cents every time LeSean McCoy scores a touchdown through the rest of the Eagles’ season. (Regular price: $2.50.)

For Sunday games, the offer will stand until Union Taco closes at 9 p.m.

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