Rosey’s BBQ owner Chad Rosenthal has pledged 10 percent of all his Ambler restaurant’s sales between Oct. 1 and 15 to help Ambler Borough recover from flood damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Rosenthal will double the donation on Saturday, Oct. 1 during Ambler’s annual Oktoberfest celebration.
Nine Old City bars will host OCFest all day Oct. 9, and the best German costume will win $500 in gift certificates. Idea is to show up at Buffalo Billiards, Mad River, Triumph, Eulogy, Q BBQ, Sassafras, Nicks Roast Beef, National Mechanics, and Philadelphia Bar + Restaurant starting at 11 a.m. Costumed contestants will collect tickets at each place. At 5 p.m., the crowd will gather at Triumph to see who has the most tickets. If there's a tie, a talent contest will settle it. Details will be available on this Facebook page.
The March of Dimes' Signature Chefs Auction is up for Nov. 17 at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. Here's the rundown (.PDF).
Two South Philly restaurants -- Fond and Bibou -- made OpenTable's list of top "foodie" restaurants nationally. Details are here. I see that Jessie Prawlucki of Fond has an Oct. 5 hearing date for zoning approval for her dessert shop at 1437 E. Passyunk Ave.