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Archive: August, 2013

A cheesesteak and wine dinner

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 9:53 AM
Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop* in Northeast Philly and Jet Wine Bar on South Street are teaming up for a classic three-course Philadelphia dinner - cheesesteaks, fries, and cupcakes paired with local wines - from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 at Joe’s, 6030 Torresdale Ave. Menu: 1st Course:... Read more

Be the king or queen of Night Market

Monday, August 12, 2013, 3:25 PM
Thursday night - Aug. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. - nine blocks of South Street (from Front to Ninth) will be closed for Night Market. Expected are 80 food trucks and ethnic and regional restaurants, plus more than a dozen local bands, artists and circus performers. Sponsor The Food Trust is offering a... Read more

Collab dinner at Han Dynasty and Prime Stache

Monday, August 12, 2013, 3:16 PM
Sorta last-minute: Han Dynasty and Prime Stache - neighbors on Chestnut Street in Old City - are doing a collab seven-course dinner tonight (8/12/13) of Han Chiang's Sichuan cooking and Hee "Chino" Chang's American stylings. Community-type seatings are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Prime Stache, and from... Read more

Don't even try to make your own Old Bay spice

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 2:54 PM
You should not try to make your own Old Bay spice. As Meg Favreau writes in "Table Matters," you'll need $50 in spices "just to create a product that you can buy, ready-made, for under $5." And if you try to call anything that doesn’t come in that "classic, primary-colored tin 'Old Bay,'... Read more

Rolling, rolling: Luke's Lobster starts delivery

Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:49 AM
Luke's Lobster - the Maine-rooted seafood roll specialist that opened early this summer at 17th and Sansom Streets - has started free delivery with a $20 minimum order from 5 p.m. until a half-hour before close, seven days a week. For starters, the zone is Washington Avenue to Spring Garden Street... Read more

Molecular gastronomy: Passé?

Monday, August 5, 2013, 11:00 AM
Critic John Mariani, riffing off the 10th anniversary of chef José Andrés’ 17-seat molecular cuisine minibar in Washington, D.C., says the precious lab-style approach to cooking is a dud. With all of Andrés’ success, Mariani writes, "you’d think that the molecular... Read more

Food & Wine toasts Kevin Sbraga

Saturday, August 3, 2013, 10:06 AM
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs” issue, the culinary mag partnered with Bombay Sapphire to create unique cocktail and food pairings in select cities across the country, including Philadelphia. Kevin Sbraga was one of this year’s Best New... Read more
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