Brewer's Plate announces its pairings

Twenty local restaurants, 20 local craft breweries, spirits and sweets add up to the ninth annual Brewer's Plate, a tasting event and benefit for Fair Food.

The ninth annual event is Sunday, March 10 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the National Constitution Center.

It also will be the debut of Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen, opening soon in Fishtown.

Fair Food - a nonprofit dedicated to bringing locally grown food to the marketplace and promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture system for the Philadelphia region - just announced the pairings of restaurants and brewers:

• Brauhaus Schmidt/Street Food Philly and Neshaminy

• City Tap House and Troegs

• Fair Food Farmstand with McKenzie

• Iron Hill and Iron Hill < but of course

• Kennett Restaurant and Yards

• Khyber Pub Pass and Sly Fox

• London Grill and Desiato Cider

• Varga Bar and Brooklyn Brewery

• South Philadelphia Tap Room and Philly Brewing Co.

• Southwark and Nodding Head

• The Belgian Café and Fegleys

• Tria and Victory

• White Dog Café and Dogfish

• Alla Spina and Stoudt’s

• Keatings and Cricket Hill

• Guerrilla Ultima BBQ and Dock Street

• Field House and River Horse

• Bar Ferdinand and Lancaster

• El Camino Real and Weyerbacher

• Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen and Boxcat

• McCrossen's and Prism

• Triumph and Triumph < naturally

Each restaurant has a little over a week to create dishes. Many of the restaurants and breweries are keeping their items under wraps, but some have released them, such as Alla Spina’s mortadella hot dogs with red cabbage and pickles paired with Stoudt’s Karnival Kolsch; Cedar Point’s grilled cheese stuffed with BBQ portabella and apple slaw and Boxcar’s Mango Ginger IPA; and White Dog Café’s house-made scrapple sliders with Dogfish’s Chicory Stoudt.

Those who buy a VIP pass will sample Victory’s newest not yet on the market creation and Weckerly’s Ice Cream ‘Man Full of Trouble’ flavor (porter with chocolate covered shortbread) created specifically for the event.

General admission tickets are available for $70 per person as well as $630 for groups of 10. Individual VIP tickets are $140 and also available in packs of ten. VIP tickets include a 30-minute preview to the entire event, a “VIP Only” section, access to demos and interactive tastings, and private offerings, such as a cheese seminar with Aimee Olexy of Talula's Table and Talula's Garden.

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