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POSTED: Monday, August 11, 2014, 3:04 PM
The Lee family

On Wednesday, August 13, Twenty Manning Grill (261 S. 20th St.) will host a special fundraiser for a special kid - yet another instance of the Philly restaurant industry coming together, quickly and generously, to offer a hand to one of its own.

Byung Lee managed Twenty Manning from 2009 to 2011 before transitioning to food-and-beverage at the Loews Hotel, then onto Stephen Starr restaurants Route 6, Parc and Pod.

In June of this year, the married father of two learned that his young son, Shane, had been diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rare form of brain cancer that only affects children. To date, there are no recorded survivors of DIPG, which is known to be resistant to radiation and medication. Doctors do not believe that Shane, now 4, will live more than 15 months. (You can support his treatment here.)

POSTED: Monday, August 11, 2014, 1:39 AM

Can you have a great a seafood feast without leaving the city limits? This week, the answer is definitely yes, whether you’re more into peeling shrimp or cracking crab. Beer is flowing at both those parties and several more, paired with local produce, Italian classics or Korean-inspired dishes, which you can eat while helping a kid with a rare form of cancer.

POSTED: Friday, August 8, 2014, 11:42 AM

Ordinarily, you might not care about a restaurant review, but when Guy Fieri is on the receiving end, why not.

The New York Times 2012 review of Guy's American Kitchen & Bar in Manhattan remains one of the most scathing surgical dissections of a restaurant ever typed.

The Daily Meal's Dan Myers went to Atlantic City to try Guy Fieri's Chophouse - the peroxided pitchman's first steakhouse, which opened recently at Bally's.

POSTED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 5:00 AM
Nick Farina of Verdad with tacos.

Chef Nick Farina is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar at 818 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, Aug. 6 by providing complimentary margaritas and tacos from 5 to 9 p.m.

Each guest will receive a choice of pork carnitas or flash-fried mahi mahi tacos, and customers of legal drinking age will receive Watermelon Chili and Peach Basil Margaritas.

Guests can sample each margarita and vote on which should remain as Verdad’s featured $5 cocktail through the end of the summer.

POSTED: Monday, August 4, 2014, 3:23 PM
Piri piri chicken, via Brian Oliveria.

Girard Brasserie & Bruncherie, the forthcoming Fishtown BYOB with a no-tipping policy (details here), is planning three Sunday night piri piri chicken pop-up dinners at Honest Tom’s Taco Shop (261 S. 44th St.) on Aug. 10, 17 and 24 from 5 to 9 p.m.

For $20 per person (including tax and gratuity), each guest will get a half of a grilled chicken topped with chef Brian Oliveria’s spicy piri piri sauce along with garlicky roasted potatoes, steamed rice and kale salad.

His Portuguese grandmother taught him how to make it.

Girard Brasserie & Bruncherie is on track to open in late September at 300 E. Girard Ave. 

POSTED: Sunday, August 3, 2014, 8:18 PM
Donut cheesesteak burger from PYT. (via PYT)

PYT - the Northern Liberties bar - gets an inordinate amount of attention for the burger concoctions it serves on rolls.

Now, it's getting attention for a burger it serves on a doughnut.

The Donut Cheesesteak Burger ($15) is a riff on the Philly cheesesteak, which has captured the fancy of CBS, Fox29, Ryan Seacrest and Parade mag.

POSTED: Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:21 AM
It may be August, but summer’s not over yet! Feel the warmth of Southern comfort at a seafood boil, chow down on BBQ outside the ballpark or get indulge your inner kindergartener and get crafty (while sipping drinks). There’s also a rare opportunity to dine with Philly’s best-known French chef.
POSTED: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:59 PM
(via Saxbys)

Saxbys Coffee and Visit Philadelphia have teamed up to reward people with free 12-ounce iced coffees every Friday in August all 11 Philadelphia-area Saxbys cafes starting today.

It's part of Visit Philadelphia’s With Love, Philadelphia XOXO marketing campaign.

Saxbys' five Center City cafes will all participate in this offer, as well as its Haverford, Ardmore, Haddonfield, Lansdale, Plymouth Meeting Mall and Exton Square Mall locations.  More details here.

Saxbys sells cold-brewed iced coffee, which is more intense and less bitter than the simple pour-over of hot coffee and ice.

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