Hop Sing Laundromat, the Chinatown bar, is inching even closer to what actually may be an opening. It has put out a call on Craigslist for staff. Listing is here.
The Center City District has wrangled chef Robert Tyndall of the Farmers' Cabinet to prepare potato-and-leek soup for its 12:30 p.m. lunchtime demo at the Comcast Center on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The demos are promoting Center City District Restaurant Week, which begins this weekend.
Ambler, Montgomery County - meanwhile - is in the thick of its restaurant week. Details here. Also, you might drop by Rosey's BBQ in Ambler on Friday nights, when owner Chad Rosenthal hosts live blues and gives out comp beer.
Craft-beer guru Lew Bryson has revamped the Kickstarter campaign designed to raise money to create a craft-beer TV series. Originally seeking $60,000 for six full episodes - which failed - the drive is now on for $6,000 to do a single pilot episode that he and partners can sell to a cable channel. See it here.
Make a mean wing? Enter SuperFowl, a wing contest starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at Varga Bar at 10th and Spruce Streets. Competitors are responsible for bringing their own prepared wings; the restaurant will provide Sterno/stands to keep 'em hot. Tasters pay $5 to sample and vote for the winner, who will come back to compete against chef Evan Turney on Sunday, Feb. 6. Results will be announced at halftime of the Super Bowl. Interested competitors should email Varga Bar’s Rich Colli at Rich@VargaBar.com by Saturday, Jan. 21.