Danya Henninger, Philly.com
The Town Dish went west to central Pennsylvania to check out the 154 Supper Club, an underground BYOB set up in a chef's house in Gettysburg, which has a quiet but growing food scene.
Josh Fidler of the town’s Garryowen Irish Pub runs the private dinners two nights a week, inviting guest chefs to help out.
On the night of the Town Dishers' visit, the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel's Sam Strock was joined at the stove by the husband-and-wife team iof Shaun and Jess Wolf. Shaun worked on the opening teams at Philly's Zahav and Osteria, and Jess is a pastry chef who recently completed a San Francisco stint under Top Chef Masters’ winner Chris Cosentino.
In a dispatch from Southern California, Table Matters' Meg Favreau praises her hometown treat, the fish taco.
"Some claim that the fish taco is Southern California’s equivalent to Philadelphia’s cheesesteak," she writes.
"They’re both delicious dishes that evoke a strong sense of place. But I’d argue that the fish taco is rarer and more elusive than the cheesesteak. Rather, tacos in general are Southern California’s cheesesteak, and the fish taco is Philadelphia’s roast pork sandwich – arguably better than the cheesesteak, but less known and less celebrated."
Twenty restaurants and chefs will set up at Urban Outfitters' space at the Navy Yard on the evening of Saturday, March 22 for ACHIEVEability’s Food for Thought event.
Participating chefs and restaurants include: Joseph Baldino (Zeppoli), Phoebe Esmon (Emmanuelle), Nathan Johsson (Garces Trading Company), Steve Linneman (Shop 543), Mitch Prensky (Supper), Chip Roman & Fred Ortega (Tradestone Confections), Keith Rudolf (Terrain Garden Cafe), Lance Silverman (Sabrina’s Café), Brad Spence (Pizzeria Vetri), Karen Weinstein (Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House), Peter Woolsey (Bistrot La Minette), Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Shake Shack, and La Colombe Torrefaction.
Food for Thought allows ACHIEVEability to raise funds to support its work to break the generational cycle of poverty through the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and their Community Services Office.
Azie on Main, the stylish Asian restaurant behind the Villanova Post Office at 789 E. Lancaster Ave. (610-527-5700), is launching a happy-hour bar menu on Thursday, March 6 with comp hors d'oeuvres and cocktail/beer/wine samples.
The tasting runs from 6 to 8 p.m.
Chef Ricardo Franco's selections are varied: hummus with naan ($5), Thai mussels ($6), kobe beef sliders ($5), specialty sushi rolls ($3-$8).
The Loews Philadelphia Hotel has donated a 40-foot long mosaic comprised of more than a million pieces that was commissioned for the hotel’s restaurant SoleFood, which closed in November.
The recipient is the CAPA High School in South Philadelphia.
The location, at 12th and Market Streets, will be home to Bank & Bourbon, which will debut April 2014.
When fall comes, your typical operator of an ice cream shop mops up the floor, cleans out the cases and hibernates.
But not these 20 people. They keep dipping even while we're shoveling.
Dipping is the operative word in this list. No froyo shops, please. Just ice cream and gelato.