Taste of the Nation, the food/drink event benefiting the anti-childhood hunger cause Share Our Strength, is up for Monday, June 20 at the Loews Hotel (1200 Market St.). Jennifer Carroll of 10 Arts (one of the chefs participating in Philly.com/food's July 7 launch event at Reading Terminal Market), is the chair. Info is here. Share Our Strength says 100 percent of the $85 ticket goes to the cause; if you seek a discount, Foobooz.com has a 15% discount code.
Han Dynasty, the Old City Chinese destination (and a three-bell recipient from The Inquirer's Craig LaBan), has applied for a liquor license at 108 Chestnut St.
Landmark Americana Tap & Grill is opening another college branch later this year at St. Joseph's University at 54th Street and City Avenue. The chainlet has other locations in Glassboro (Rowan), West Chester (WCU), and at 3333 Market St. (Drexel).